Eddy Kenzo Joins List Of YouTube Gold Creator Award Recipients.
Kenzo, who is best known for his 2014 song ‘Sitya Loss’, is one of the few musicians from East Africa who have surpassed the impressive milestone. Others include Diamond Platnumz, Rayvanny and Harmonize, who all hail from Tanzania.
Kenzo celebrated 10 years in the music industry with a sold-out concert in October 2019. His success can be attributed to continental collaborations with artists from Ivory Coast, Tanzania and South Africa, as well as a string of awards and sold-out events across Africa.
Some of his recent success includes winning the Favourite African Star Award at the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, and becoming the first Ugandan to perform at Afro Nation Festival alongside Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and Olamide. In 2017 and 2018 he was named a tourism ambassador in Kenya and Uganda, respectively.
Kenzo is also among the few East African artists successfully incorporating political activism into his music. In 2019 he released ‘System Volongoto’ and ‘Mbakooye’, which criticise the political system in Uganda.
YouTube recognises channels on its platform with the Silver Play Button (100 000 subscribers), Gold Play Button (1 million subscribers), Diamond Play Button (10 million subscribers), Custom Creator Button (50 million subscribers) and Red Diamond Creator Button (100 million subscribers).