Friday, July 25, 2014
I drink alcohol very rarely and yesterday was one of those days; it was the launch of the #MySundowner experience that is aimed at giving the Uganda’s corporates a way to wind up their evenings with a variety of cocktails at their disposal courtesy of Uganda Breweries’ wide range of spirits and whiskeys.
These are those events where the drinks keep flowing and the gods of self-control are out to get you, free drinks, every drinker loves these (don’t pretend you don’t) and so I showed up as early as I could, 6:30pm.
They had ninja barmen who were mixing and pouring these drinks for us with a few bites being served (you can’t drink on an empty stomach) we attacked the cocktails with viciousness while a few prizes were being won for tweeting, people won things, NTV’s Peter Igaga got a bottle of Johnnie walker (I had my eye on it) while I ended up with some Smirnoff shades(they glow in the dark), they had lots of media personalities in the house to help clear the drinks while Cindy’s performance came through to seal the experience.
This shindig was put together my Seanice Kacungira's Blu Flamingo, #MySundowner basically represents that first drink of the evening after work and this was the first of more set ups like this to come, organized twice a month and coupled with a music act to complete the experience, every day, starting at 6:00pm mindless of your location, you snapshot your cocktail and tweet to @SundownerUG with the hashtag #MySundowner and stand to win anything from Uganda Breweries.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Byaruhanga Felix (@TheNinjaFelix)
One of the questions that were asked on last week's #AskCODE edition was what's CODE's next project and when is it dropping, which he answered to by saying that on 17th Of this month he's dropping his next single that features A-Pass (@APassMusic). A-Pass has been on the urban music scene (especially in the hip-hop circles) for a while and he has already worked with artists like JB, PlayOne (On Dung), Patrobas(On My Flair) and The-Mith (On Take Time Off). So on this week's #CODEConnect we decided to link up with A-Pass to talk his musical journey and CODE's "ENTER THE RING"
QN: Who is A-Pass?
A-Pass is a Uganda reggae and dance-hall artist.
"Yah mi know"
QN: More about yourself, what are the top 5 things we need to know about A-Pass?
- A-Pass goes by the name Bagonza Alexander.
- He is a music producer and a music coach.
- A-Pass loves to sing Earth Music and that's the music of love.
- I treasure and respect people irrespective of who they are.
- A-Pass is a humble and God-fearing christian (under no specific category)
QN: How would you describe your style of music?
My style of music is patented; that means I'm original authentic. I would say it's a mixture of dance-hall, Reggae, RnB and Hip-hop.
QN: Four genres in one?! That's very unique. Now we all know you for "Tetubatya". You literally have the whole of kampala singing, Tetubatya. We need to know; What inspires an A-Pass track?
Tetubatya uhhhhm, A-Pass has no inspiration to write a song in terms of what I hear around town but I will say I am inspired by nice beats, if a beat is sick....You know, mummy wants food so the "chicken afi dead"...Lol
QN: Your feature on CODE's upcoming single, ENTER THE RING. Tell us more about that.
Uhhhm about ENTER THE RING I was sent this amazing beat by CODE and he wanted me on the hook and when I listened I was like OMG....I told him I'm up for it so we did it. I realize after he explained it to me that this is NOT your average type collabo. Dis is something fi everyone to relate to. If you always felt like an underdog and you want to step into the ring with the big dogs, this is for YOU.
QN: What can we expect from this fusion of Hip-hop and Reggae?
(smiles) Expect FIRE!
QN: Tell us about the studio session. What was it like working with CODE?
It was so professional because we both are professionals, it was great to work with him and Samurae on the record.We did it on a Saturday I think.....Bless to the producer, Josh SB.
QN: Any last words to the Fans/Audience?
I love all my fans so much they make me want music more and more.
Thank you for your time A-Pass.
Blessed Love Bredda.
Look out for CODE's new single ENTER THE RING featuring A-Pass dropping this month!
Connect With A-Pass
Facebook: A Pass
Facebook: Byaruhanga Felix