When Rema released her hit single Ngonze in 2022, she opened the door into the fantasy. Thanks to Nessim who gave the jam a groovy beat, the song has resonated with young people because of being bouncy and the old people because of the message.
Video: Rema finally sings ‘Kenzo Kenzo’ following ‘pressure’ from students
In Kenzo and Rema, some fans envisioned the Jay-Z and Beyonce power couple version for Uganda. While it may never practically materialise, they're willing to live the fantasy.
The song has a part where Rema sings “Wabula olina eki power”, then the backup singer adds: "Ngonze Ngoze".
So, whenever Rema Namakula is performing the song to an animated audience, after dropping the "Ki power" line, revelers replace “Ngonze Ngonze” with “Kenzo Kenzo”.
It first happened during the 2022 Enkuuka, an annual one-day fiesta organized every December 31 by the Buganda Kingdom together with CBS FM at the Kabaka’s Palace in Lubiri, Mengo, Kampala.
When the incident unfolded, Rema just laughed about it.
But this time she found herself on stage with students and she finally sang along.
Eddy Kenzo and Rema Namakula dated for about six years and they have a daughter named Aamal Musuuza.
Their romance became stronger when she left Bebe Cool's record label Gagamel in 2013 to work with the Stamina hitmaker.
She ended their romance in 2019 to start another with her now husband Dr. Hamza Sebunya. He was still a medical student at Makerere University.
Sebunya and Rema welcomed their first child, a daughter named Aaliyah Ssebunya, on November 7, 2021.
Correction: Rema is singing "Ngenze Ngenze", not "Kenzo Kenzo" as stated in the article.
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