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Eddy Kenzo breaks record as he becomes the first Ugandan to receive the YouTube Gold Creator Award.

The Golden boy of the +256; Edrisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo just hit another milestone after being awarded the YouTube Gold Creator Award making him the first Ugandan to do so.

Kenzo is currently locked down in Ivory Coast because of Covid-19 pandemic where he got stuck as he had gone to perform at the recently concluded MASA Festival. His YouTube channel however is not under lockdown as his 1 Million subscribers count has just earned him a Golden YouTube button and the Award yet to be given to him from the YouTube community.

We can all agree that ever since the singer’s “Sitya Loss” music video went viral, Musuuza’s musical career hasn’t remained the same. He’s been doing very well in terms of collaborations (with internationals acts such as MiCasa, Alaine), bookings, record breaking, winning accolades and selling out concert venues.

Just the other month, the “Tweyagale” hit maker also became the very first Ugandan to amass 1 Million (1,000,000) subscribers on the video streaming platform. Today, he adds to the collection of his many accolades and moves to beef up his closet even the more as he walks away with the gold-plated play button that has been compared with the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in terms of importance.

 

An excited Eddy Kenzo made the revelation on his social media pages this early morning; expressing gratitude to his fans for the overwhelming love.

“Team Eddy Kenzo, our Gold is here. 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️ Thank you everyone. Golden boy.”, wrote Kenzo in a Facebook post.

Two months ago, he also secured the top spot in YouTube’s top artistes in Uganda for the month of February after his song ‘Tweyagale’ topped the list of most played song in Africa according to Google, a parent company of American video platform, YouTube.

About the YouTube Creator Awards:

YouTube’s Creator Awards, commonly known as YouTube Play Buttons, are a series of gifts from YouTube that aim to recognize its most popular channels. They are based on a channel’s subscriber count but are offered at the sole discretion of YouTube. Each channel is reviewed before an award is issued, to ensure that the channel follows the YouTube community guidelines. YouTube reserves the right to refuse to hand out a Creator Award, which it has done to select channels with horror or political content as well as various critics.

There are three categories of the YouTube Creator awards; Silver Creator Award (100,000+ subscribers), Gold Creator Award (1million+subscribers) and Diamond Creator Award (10million+ subscribers).

Kenzo received the award after surpassing 1 million subscribers on YouTube. The Gold Creator Award, is given to channels that reach or surpass one million subscribers. It is made of gold-plated brass.

In March 2018, the look of the Gold Play Button was updated from a metal button housed within a window box with the channel’s name printed on the front glass pane to a cleaner-looking flat designed metal plaque award featuring the channel’s name embossed on it.

This is not the first time for Kenzo to set a record on YouTube. In 2013 the singer became the first Ugandan musician to have a song get over 5 Million views within just 3 months with “Sitya Loss” and to-date still stands as one of Uganda’s most viewed music video on YouTube.

Talking subscribers; as of today, In Uganda, Eddy Kenzo has the most subscribers on YouTube with 1.12 million people followed by comedy queen; Anne Kansiime who has 978k subscribers.

The only other three musicians with the most subscribed channels are Radio & Weasel, Spice Diana, and Bebe Cool with 131,000, 109,000, and 94,400 subscribers respectively. The BET award winner has made a name for himself by accruing a mammoth online presence that has in turn made him a lot of money over the years. Other acts who have received YouTube Creator award buttons include Teacher Mpamire, and Jose Chameleon and a few others.

From us to you,  Congratulations Tata Amal. 🎊👏

May you keep raising Uganda’s flag even higher.