LinkmeUg brings you Alex Byamukama aka Aleecool, a budding rnb dancehall artist with great music talent and potential.
Aleecool: My name is Alex Byamukama and I was born in1994 to a loving and God fearing family of Mr. Kiiza Leonard and Mrs. Kiiza Beebwa Emily.
I studied my primary in Kanungu district then St. Paul’s seminary for my O’level and Ntare school for A’level. I am now at Makerere University for a degree in Telecommunications engineering.
Aleecool: My love for music started in seminary; I loved piano lessons so much that and I even played for the choir later. In A’level I started writing songs till I had a whole book of them.
In my second year – 2016, my brother introduced me to a studio where I connected met with several producers and that gave birth to my recent projects.
My music is online on websites like mp3jaja.com, reverbnation.com and howwe.biz, and if you google Aleecool, you will get my links.
What inspired you into music?
Aleecool: First and foremost my greatest inspiration is my love for music. Then i also got inspired by Konshens, i used to listen to his songs repeatedly. I once attempted to copy his style right from his first song Gyal a bubble.
Projects done so far.
Aleecool: I have two dancehall projects, one with Artin pro called Killer and the other by Johnmarie pro called Gimme gimme at M-ONE STUDIOS.
What’s your take on the Ugandan music industry?
Aleecool: Ugandan music industry is growing very fast and I have witnessed amazing young artists come up and prove themselves worthy. I would say Ugandan artists are doing a great job.
Who would you love to work with in Uganda?
Aleecool: I would like a collabo with A pass, Nutty Neithan and Bafana.
Expectations in 5 yrs to come
Aleecool: I hope to be among the top artists in Uganda and Eastern Africa and my songs will be playing on every television station.
Challenges in the industry
Aleecool: The main challenge is capital. Regardless of your talent, no studio will freely record your song. The industry needs nice and catchy videos and this needs money.
To attain airplay most of the times it needs that “kintu kidongo”[Bribing the presenters] But to all fellow rising artists, let’s stay focused.
Projects coming up.
Aleecool: I’m planning a collabo with a fellow artist called Tai-tan and many more, so wait for the ‘madness.’
For bookings contact: I’m on facebook, twitter and instagram as aleecoolunique or you can send me an email to [email protected]
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