Name: Alex “Flex D’Paper” Qwesigabo
Birth Date: 19th Jan 1990
Growing Up in Kampala, Flex was influenced by the vibrant rap scene to take on a passion that he has had throughout his Childhood. He began rapping at the age of 12, but would later form a group named The Rapaholics with his High School Mate Dasper Cosine.
While in Senior 3 at Seeta High School, Flex won The Buzz Magazine High School rap competition. This was in the same period that 50 Cent released his ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’ debut album, which according to Flex was a great inspiration in his pursuit of a rap career. He started writing his original rap songs and produced his first record, ‘Take Me Away’ featuring Liz Ann in 2009. The Take Me Away video went on to receive heavy rotation on Mtv Base and local television networks, introducing Flex D’Paper as a player in the game, and attracting the media’s attention.
The song’s success led to a review of the video in the Saturday Vision’s Teens Segment on the 17th of April 2010, and Sunday Monitor’s T-VIBE Segment scripted the Lyrics to the Song on the 26th of September 2010. This further opened doors for Flex into the Kampala Hip Hop fraternity as he would later guest star on different artists tracks and Mixtapes, like Mckenzie’s Rudeboy Mixtape Vol.1 that featured a sorted range of Kampala’s rap acts from Klear Kut , B.F.E’s Big Tril, G.N.L, Mun.G, Lyrikal Proof among others. But it was not until Flex D’Paper met with Aethan of Aethan Music, that he made a mark on UG’s rap scene. Aethan is a young talented record producer who’s worked with most of Uganda’s Hip Hop Artists and helped elevate rap careers, notable of them are; Navio with whom he produced Ngalo, Respect, Tuli Mu Kintu, Nnawuliranga, Dream featuring Chameleone among other songs, G.N.L. with whom he produced Ani Yali Amanyi, Wololo featuring Julianna, The Mith with whom he produced So UG, Fire, Big is Me, among other songs, Lyrical Proof with whom he produced Smile, Mon Mc with whom he produced Ssitidde, Keko with whom he produced Misinde featuring Grace Nakimera a song that’s yet to be released off her forth coming first studio album, and a bunch of other Artists. Flex recorded ‘Burning’ featuring Dasper Cosine as his first song working with Aethan, which went #1 on EATV’s Top Twenty, was #10 on UBC TV’s Top 40 videos of the year 2011, 3 times Jam of the week on UBC, and normal rotation on Mtv Base and local TV Stations. Flex followed Burning with ‘Party Life’ which swiftly climbed Kampala’s Hip Hop and Rn’B Charts, and was #1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Count down. He would later record ‘Follow Me’ produced by Aethan still, a Chart topping Smash Hit with Uganda’s Rn’B Sensation Toniks which went #1 on 88.2 Sanyu FM’s Africa’s Finest Count down, currently at #3 on 97FM RadioCity’s Official Top Twenty Countdown.