By Solomon Muleyi
Shortly after being ignored like “cheap potatoes” along a Nakasero market lane by NTV News Anchor, Flavia Tumusiime, musical artist Apass has picked on yet, another NTV presenter. The skinny musical artist was last Sunday hosted by Urban TV presenter, Judithiana Namazzi on her show, Saloon talk. Apass, armed with a number of rehearsed-to-perfection patois lines and laden with an overbearing boisterousness, called NTV Be My Date show host, Bettinah Tiana “cheap potatoes”.
The brainy host, Judithiana, was taking her two interviewees, Anita Fabiola and Apass through a number of questions about their private lives, mostly relationships, when one of her usually-carved-to-mislead questions served to feed Apas’s ego. And it worked for her as the musician lost guard.
This came about after Judithiana pointed out, without disclosing names, that a certain NTV presenter wanted to bed Apass. She then, asserted that the rumor had become common place, yet she wondered if Apas decided to make the presenter’s dreams come true. And while she didn’t mention names, she mentioned that the presenter was Anita Fabiola’s replacement at the Serena Hotel based TV station, which can only imply that it was Bettina Tiana as her face was also flagged on the screen around the same time.
Apass, with an ego fed to obesity, then shot out, spewing patois lines to refute ever sleeping with the presenter. And then for a reason only known to people who smoke weed, and the ancestors of Rastafarians, he got an excuse to throw in the statement that he owned a U.S.A and British passport, before calling the presenter cheap potatoes.
“I did not. I refute it. I am not cheap, I am not cheap potatoes. I can’t be in bed with someone I don’t love,” said a boisterous Apass.
When the Kampala Sun however got in touch with Judithiana, she denied everything. “It is a common place rumor. It’s been around. I can’t afford to be the one that endorses it. And if my name is attached to it, I will publically deny it. Because I didn’t mention Bettina’s name anywhere in the show” said a seemingly composed Judithiana.