Date of Birth: 21st December 1989
Real Names: Bagonza Alexander
Family: The second born of seven siblings
Education: Attended Kampala Kindergarten for his nursery school, Nakasero Primary School for his primary, Mary Land and St Lawrence, Cream land for secondary school.
Years Active: 2011 – present
Genre: Musician, Songwriter
Label: Badi Musik
Alexander Bagonza, Aka A Pass is a Ugandan male musician and songwriter. A Pass states that his stage name comes from Alexander his last name and Pass from his picky nickname Percy.
A Pass started music as any normal church goer he developed his talent more at school, he later went to studio in 2003 for his first studio session but he didn’t record the song he only managed to get an instrumental. A Pass formed a strong musical relationship with Dave Dash who by then was known as A Dash and the two did a couple of songs together.
In 2011, he met video director Lukyamuzi Bashir who noticed his talent at South Syde in a studio session. Bashir began taking him to various studios around the country and introducing him to different influential people in the music industry. In 2012, BADI built a recording studio in Makindye called Badi Musik Production. BADI went on to shoot videos for A Pass in 2013, which added a steady kick-off to his career. A Pass has worked with a number of producers in the Reggae and Dancehall genre including Alex from Jamaica (A.I.P), Black Spyda from Jamaica, Nessim (Badi Musik), Baru (DustVille), Timo (Badi Musik), Just Jose (Swangz Avenue), Benon, (Swangz Avenue), Nash (Swangz Avenue), The Late Mac Elvis (South Syde), Keyner (K Records), Samurae (Talent 256), Don (DustVille) and several others. A Pass states he gets inspiration from music including dancehall, reggae, Rnb, hip hop and afro pop from artistes like Michael Jackson, Lucky Dude, UB40 among others.
A Pass has collaborated with carious musicians including, A.Y. (musician), Goodlyfe from Uganda and Cinderella Sanyu among others. A Pass has written songs for Bebe Cool and co-written ‘Love I fell’ with Michael Ross. He has recently released a single Wuuyo the official soundtrack to Uganda movie Bala Bala Sese written by Usama Mukwaya. A pass is commonly known to work with friend and producer Nessim and video producer Lukyamuzi Bashir under the record label Badi Musik.