For Immediate Release

July 4, 2018, Toronto, Ontario

Ethiopian Airlines Canada is proud to partner and sponsor international superstar Eddy Kenzo along with performances from the talented Ghetto Kids as they make their debut in Canada for the 4th annual African Descent Festival.

“We are looking forward to being part of this event this year,” said Birhan Abate Ethiopian Airlines Canada Country Manager.

“We welcome them as they fly with us to Canada as we extend our warmest welcome to Eddy Kenzo, the Ghetto Kids and to all the performers, organizers at this year’s festival. It’s great to see African culture, music and spirit being shared with Canadians.”

African International superstar, multi BET Award winner artist Eddy Kenzo, has been active on his Twitter account @eddykenzoofficial expressing his excitement to the upcoming trip to Canada. Kenzo along with Grammy act 2018 the Ghetto Kids all from Uganda will be performing throughout Canada this summer as part of the African Descent Society annual festival.

Kenzo’s most recently released his latest song released on YouTube is called, “Afro” on June 21.  It’s a brand-new message of love from Africa from the artist who says he shares so much through his music. “It’s a message of love to Canada”, says Kenzo. As he calls upon all Afro on their beauty, who love to think about Africa and who live in Diaspora to visit Africa.

Arrival to Canada

Kenzo and the Ghetto Kids will be flying with Ethiopian Airlines Canada arriving in Toronto Thursday morning July 5, 2018

Performance at Union Summer

The Ghetto Kids will be performing in Toronto, at 2pm on July 7th as part of the Union Summer Series.

African Descent Festival Dates:


Edmonton July 14-15
Vancouver July 21-22
Ottawa July 28-29

 

About Eddy Kenzo

Edrisah Musuuza, popularly known as Eddy Kenzo is a Ugandan native whose life story is nothing short of magical. At the tender age of 4, Eddy lost his mother who meant everything to him; he was forced into living as a street kid for more than 13 years because he did not know where his father was. As a homeless child he had to survive on the streets on his own because he did not know anyone from both sides of his family and music was his safe haven.

Eddy broke through in the music industry, with a song titled ‘Yanimba’ in 2008 in Uganda. Then came ‘Stamina’ another mega hit across the East African community and was even used by the President of Uganda for his political campaign.,  The song ‘Sitya Loss’ became a viral sensation, released in 2014 that introduced Eddy to an International audience that averaged 10,000 views per day on YouTube.

This song has garnered millions views and has been shared by celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Puff Daddy, Akon, Ronaldinho, Tevin Campbell, Sanaa Lathan and so many more worldwide.

 

About Ghetto Kids

Triplets Ghetto Kids (TGK) is a group of African best international young entertainers and best top ten International dancing group homeless street kids from Kampala City Uganda, East Africa. Founded by Dauda Kavuma, a former street kid himself, Triplets Ghetto Kids comprises orphaned and/or vulnerable children, 3 girls and 6 boys, ranging in age from 6 to 16 years, primarily hailing from the streets of Kampala after running away from their impoverished homes in search of food.

The Ghetto Kids often perform with Eddy on all of his tours and they credit their success to the artist who shared their same street life experiences. They refer to Eddy as their father and mentor who has played a major influence in their life.

With the money they earned from their live performances and performances  for various artists in their music videos, it goes towards the Ghetto Kids living expenses and education. They all reside with Kavuma Dauda and his wife.

 

About African Descent Festival

African Descent Festival is a cultural event that enables Canadians to enjoy and learn about different cultures from different parts of African descent people recognition, justice and honour and also helps to promote local artists.

 

 

About Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest and largest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian operates the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft. The airlines operates three direct flights weekly from Toronto to Addis Ababa with connections 53 destinations Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award-winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.

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