MAURICE KIRYA

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : UGANDA
GENRE : RNB, SOUL

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

   

He’s just not eye candy but one of East Africa’s most gifted male vocalists. In fact, in 2010 he won the RFI Discoveries Award that catapulted his career into the wider francophone audience. As her plans to release new album this year, he’s got several music videos planned for his fans. He’s also the only Ugandan mega music star to have a successful career in film. He will be starring in the new Hollywood film: Queen of Katwe, shot in Uganda and features Academy-award winner Lupita Nyon’go. About making movies on the microphone, catch Maurice on Coke Studio Africa season 3.

CAREER
Maurice Kirya is a Ugandan musician and actor. His style of music is called “Mwooyo”, a Luganda word for soul. It also includes R&B. Maurice has been nominated severally and won awards like the RFI Discoveries Award in 2010.

MUSIC INTERESTS
Maurice’s is inspired by daily events that take place around him, when coming up with his songs.

BACKGROUND
Maurice has been in the music industry for more than 10 years. He started off as a Hip hop artist before he ventured into “Mwooyo”.

FUN FACTS

Maurice is passionate about food and service. He owns a popular restaurant called ‘The Sound Cup’ in Kampala.

He is supportive of upcoming talent. He holds a monthly event titled ‘The Maurice Kirya Experience’ where he hosts musicians, poets, and other creatives who get a platform to showcase their talents.