Alex Apoko a Gospel artist commonly known as Ringtone offered a shot life history during OneOnOne on CitizenTV
News. He recounted how he was born in Nairobi, and brought up by an old woman.
The Old woman used to sell Busaa, for his upkeep and when she died he turned to
a street boy as he needed to take care of himself.
He was later taken in by his Aunt, and enjoyed school life, where he
later joined Daggorreti Corner School and it was here in form two he composed
his first song.
He had a passion for singing and this is clear by the fact that he saved
his pocket money for 5years to enable him record his first song “Inabamba”.
He wanted to hear his voice play from a CD, and with persistence this did
happen and he is now a well-known gospel artist.
Ringtone involvement in politics is well known and he did clarify that
his famous song “Jubilation” was
actually realized before the current government coalition was formed. Nairobi
Senator Mike Sonko is his mentor, he has a heart for people and that’s why he
likes hanging with him.
Most people look at him and say he’s flash but he prays a lot for God to
give him a song.
His latest song “Mziki ni Dawa”
was pulled down from YouTube with claims that it had phonographic material a complaint
was put and it was later put back and is currently available on the YouTube.
He also clarified it to Lillian Muli that there was incidence where while
shooting the video “Muziki ni Dawa” a
car almost ran him over. Just a day after reporting how he scarcely ducked
being run over by a scoundrel motorist at the set of his video shoot, Ringtone
now claims his life is at risk. This is after he was supposedly tracked by a
white Subaru car from town to The Junction.
Ringtone is looking forward to winning a Grammy award – his inspired by
Lupita Nyong’o and as he looks the plans God has in place for him he’s sure
that he’s ending there.