A Pass broke into the Ugandan music scene with the song “YOU DONNO ME” which caused a lot of debate around town because many people thought he was either Nigerian or Jamaican.
He started music at an early age. While in school, he used to mime other artistes’ music and his first song was recorded at Freeways studio in 2007 after which he took music more seriously and went on to rise into a professional recording artist. Chano8 had an exclusive with the RnB singer to find out more about the budding star.
A Pass real names Bagonza Alexander is a 25 year old Ugandan up and coming music star and the second born of seven siblings. He went to Kampala Kindergarten for nursery school, Nakasero Primary School, Mary Land and St Lawrence, Cream land for Secondary School.
He studied CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) in his S.6 vacation, but down the road, gave up on I.T (Information Technology) because of the passion for music.
He started singing when in P.6 but it was mostly miming Shaggy and Redsun music. He then started writing his own songs in secondary school, but unfortunately every time he filled a book, it was stolen.
The first song he ever released was called “love is a beautiful thing” and that was in Senior five with the help of a friend Eddy, who kept pushing and believing in him.
After working with Talent Africa in the past he is currently now with Buddy Music Production. They have produced most of his songs like Sin City, Run Away, Love infection, Lay low, Tuli kubigere and Tetubatya among others.
“Well, I think musicians should help themselves more. If your fellow musician has a concert or a new song out do him a favour and share it on your social media accounts. If we work in such a way, am sure our music industry would develop faster”. He advises fellow artistes.
He has a new collabo with Radio and Weasel. The song is called Bartender and it will be coming out soon. He dreams big and definitely the future looks bright for him and his message to fans was simple and direct;
“They should look out for a revamped A-Pass. Am just not looking at the Ugandan Music Industry, I have my eyes set on the big picture and that’s going international.” He concludes.
Look out for the full interview in our October issue of Chano8 Magazine.