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Happy Alex (with microphone)performs during his album launch at Agip Motel Gardens in Mbarara on Easter Sunday. PHOTO by Colleb Mugume 

By COLLEB MUGUME

Posted  Friday, April 25  2014 at  19:44
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Agip Motel gardens in Mbarara Town on Easter Sunday was the centre of cursing evil spirits and letting in Godly ambiance as renown gospel singer Happy Alex launched his two gospel music albums titled Turikurungi and Nitubyotsya. The launch, which attracted hundreds of people from southwestern districts, started at around 2pm.

The curtain-raisers included upcoming artistes such as Dr Dan from Ishaka Town, who sang Musimukye Tusherure Ruhanga, Disan Kato & Akelo of Wine Of The Vessels band with their song Thank You Lord among others.

The launch did not leave out big gospel musicians such as Geoffrey Beingana a.k.a Ekibari, who sang most of his popular songs such as Tokamanya, Kaburabuza then Ekibari, Kabale based artiste Florence Musimenta of Ebirungi Byayesu, and Jean Peace, Pastor Wilson Bugembe’s back-up singer.

At exactly 6pm, the musically talented “evil spirit hunter”, who is also named after his flourishing song Nitubyotsya, came on the stage amidst great cheers from fans.

Alex began with Niwe, Nanshemeza Yesu before he performed Turikurungi as he launched his first album, which was bought at Shs1m by Bishop Allan Bukuru of Vine International ministries plus a pledge of a brand new car. This left Alex hardly holding his tears of joy back as he reflected on his orphan background.

After a couple of performances, Alex sang his mega hit Nitubyotsya that is currently rocking western Uganda’s airwaves. As he sang the song, the crowd was spotted waving their hands, while setting their eyes up in the skies in a way of cursing evil spirits as they sang along.

Alex then launched his second Album Nitubyotsya which was also bought at Shs1m by Michael Tusiime, the chief guest. At this moment, Alex lay prostrate and shed tears of joy before his fans. “God is great! I didn’t expect this, Thank you for your love,” he shouted as he concluded the show.

Who is Happy Alex?
He is the first born in a family of one boy and two girls. His parents, Mr Yorum Katate and Jovia Kyofuna, died when Alex was about eight years old. He was then raised by his grandmother.

He went to St Francis Ntinda for primary school, before joining Kansanga SS for both O&A’ Levels. He started music in 2004, singing in Kirombe Christian fellowship Church choir.

In 2008, he went solo with his first gospel song Niwe. Currently, he is a pastor at Heaven Christian Assembly in Ishaka Town Bushenyi District and a gospel musician.