Radio France International (RFI) Discovery Award Winner for “Best New African Artist,” Ugandan musician Maurice Kirya has created a very personal style that blends Afro-soul, hip hop, and R&B rhythms.
Maurice calls his music “mwooyo” which means “soul” in his native language of Luganda and is influenced by the beauty and unique spirit of his homeland..
Maurice made his first American concert performance at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas during March 2010. He has been exclusively featured on The Africa Channel’s “Soundtracks @ Red Kiva” program, which was taped live at The Red Kiva nightclub in Chicago.
Also an actor, Maurice acted in the movie “The Last King of Scotland” with Forest Whitaker who won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
Catch Maurice in Nairobi, Kenya performing live at the upcoming 12th edition of Koroga Festival! Get your tickets from Ticket SASA for only KSH2,000. Children under 12 years old free of charge.
In the meantime checkout his latest music video “Ghost”from the King of Mwooyo album and features the talented rapper from Uganda called Ruyonga.