By Eronie Kamukama
Maurice Kirya is a Ugandan award winning musician, guitarist,songwriter and actor who has been singing for more than 10 years.
Born 30 years ago on 4 November, Kirya started singing at the age of 15 and he has proven that he is Uganda’s King of Soul music.
He describes himself as a “down to earth, humble man with a crazy side.” He is good looking and disagrees with the claim that good looks have something to do with the music talent.
He has a very unique talent which allows him to showcase a genre of music he loves to call “Mwooyo” or Soul music. Mwooyo music is a mix of Soul, Afro and RnB music with an African sound.
Maurice sings with a rare sweet voice that easily draws in his fans emotionally. He sings in English, Luganda, Lugwere, Swahili and Runyoro. Besides singing, he is a songwriter, a quality that makes him different from other musicians.
Kirya’s hard work has paid off and during one of his milestone events, he said,
“Today, a new chapter is opened; a new era. Today, these words are more than words. Today will mean a lot tomorrow. Today’s presence is vital for the magnitude of tomorrow. Today we make a mark that can never be wiped away. Today will live forever,”
Maurice Kirya, THE BOOK OF KIRYA LAUNCH