Ugandan superstar Eddy Kenzo has announced plans to join elective politics and represent his people days after meeting Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s president.
The Big Talent label boss, however, clarified that he will not be in the race in the forthcoming 2021 elections. He will, eventually, put up his hand to be elected as a member of parliament. He will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of the popular People’sPower leader and musician Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine, an accomplished musician, plunged into elective politics and has constantly criticised Museveni. He has been arrested, teargassed by anti-riot police and survived assassination attempts. He is battling dislodge Museveni from Kampala Stave after 34 years in power.
On his part, Eddy Kenzo seems to have taken the opposite route as he has been warming up to Museveni’s National Resistance Movement (NRM). He will not be alone in the ruling party as fellow musician Bebe Cool has publicly expressed his love and support for the incumbent.
Ugandan media reported that Eddy Kenzo quit People Power movement after meeting the president. He reportedly decided after Bobi Wine failed to meet him at Entebbe airport as he returned from Europe.
“Kenzo had asked Bobi Wine to meet him at Entebbe airport on his return to Uganda. Bobi Wine was nowhere near the venue as they had agreed. Bobi Wine had decided to delay his trip from West Africa. He was allegedly scared of being overshadowed by Kenzo. Kenzo, who was under a lot of pressure from Balaam to join M7, decided to meet him to get back at Bobi Wine,” an insider claimed.
Museveni and Kenzo held talks about the music industry and its role in the growth of Uganda’s economy. Kenzo narrated to the president how far he has come to be where he is. From an orphan to a global star. His resilience and work ethics impressed Museveni.
“To those people who underrate my achievements to mere luck, I encourage you to stop selling this false statement that a person can reach where I have reached with just luck! , To all my young followers, I encourage you to work hard and always put your self in the right places of opportunities,” he posted on his Facebook page.
Kenzo will, however, need to upgrade his academic credentials for him to be eligible to vie for MP seat. It is rumoured that he never completed basic schooling and he has been struggling to improve his grasp of the English language.
Eddy Kenzo just won the African Entertainer of the year in the African Entertainment Awards.