A Pass Vs Daddy Andre: Who is Uganda’s King of Songwriting?
20 October 2021
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Ugandan artists Daddy Andre and A Pass have over the years proven to be among the famous and influential figures in the music industry. Few can argue with the fact that they are lyrically mature, going by all the songs they let out.
The two artists have similar traits that include; being great artists, producers and exceptional songwriters. In this article, we review some of their individual milestones over the years.
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Daddy Andre's journey started in 2010 when he was a fulltime producer and songwriter. In 2014, he made his major breakthrough after releasing ‘You and Me’ featuring Lydia Jazmine. He is now an established recording artist who is slowly making his way to the top.
A Pass broke out in 2014 with his hit single 'Tuli Kubigere'. He went on to release songs like 'Nyenya Omugongo', and 'Bartender' before leaving Badi music in 2016 to start out on his own. He specializes in Reggae, Rap, Afro-pop, RnB and Dancehall music. Due to his lyrical content and maturity, A Pass has been able to write songs for big artists like; Bebe Cool, Lilian Mbabazi, Jackie Kyandilu, Cindy and Ekky among others.
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Daddy Andre has won several accolades including Best Producer, Best Song Writer, Song of the Year honors in awards like Buzz Teeniez and Zzina Awards.
A Pass has alaos won several awards that include; Best Dancehall and Breakthrough Artist 2014 in the Buzz Teeniez and Zzina Awards, Best Of The Best Awards (Best Breakthrough Artist 2014), Uganda Entertainment Awards (Best Dancehall Artist 2015) Rising Star Awards (Breakthrough Artist 2015), HiPipo Awards (Best Zouk Song 2016) Buzz Teeniez Awards (Best Male Artist, Best Collaboration and Best Riddim 2016) among others.
Daddy Andre has a number of compilations and EPs that include; ‘Remember’, ‘Feel Me’, ‘You & Me’ and ‘See Me So’ all compiled in 2020.
On his part, A Pass currently has two studio albums; ‘Nva Kampala’ released in May 2016 and ‘African Yayo’ released in April 2018. He is currently work on his third 26-track album which is expected later this year.
YouTube Viewership and Subscribers
Daddy Andre's YouTube account was created in February 2020 and currently has 169K subscribers. He has a cumulative viewership of 29,935,948. On the other hand, A Pass launched his channel in May 2014 and currently has 52.4K subscribers and a cumulative viewership of 9,866,168.
Social Media Followers
Daddy Andre boasts over 354K followers on Instagram and 415K on Facebook. A Pass stands at 609K followers on Instagram and 828K on Facebook.
Daddy Andre has worked with Nigeria's Skales, Spanish stars; Couper X Meli X Young F on Andele remix and DJ Seven among others.
A Pass has worked with several international artists that include; South Africa's DJ Maphorisa, Jamaican Konshens, Nigeria's Shaydee, Rwanda's Deejay Pius and Kenya's Macco Bwoy among others.