This Saturday on TNR is a tall, dark and handsome man with a “silky and golden voice” as described by fans and critics alike. In one of the interviews, he has been quoted: “I have a good following of fans who understand me,” he says. “They value the fact that I am not down for half-baked stuff. It’s like getting an award that is rigged. I like to make money, but at the same time I like that what I use to make this money is genuine.”
Maurice Kirya is a multiple award winning Ugandan singer and actor who has been in the industry for more than 10 years doing what he does best, singing and song writing. He is known for his enormous talent and unique style of Music that he prefers to call “Mwooyo” a Luganda word for soul.
Maurice Kirya released his maiden album in late 2009 after many years of anticipation.
The Album was an instant success both locally and internationally; it was the same album that won Maurice the 2010 RFI Discoveries award beating over 500 Artists across Africa. Kirya is arguable one of the most influential young Africans, due to his involvement in youth inspiring projects and his resilience in anything he sets his mind on.
He is also the CEO of one of the most loved restaurants in Kampala, The Sound Cup, where his fans commonly address him as ‘The King Of Mwooyo’.
He holds multiple accolades inclusive of the RFI Award (France), E-World Music Awards (LA), Museke Music Awards (New York), KORA Award, KISIMA Awards (Kenya), PAM awards (Uganda) and Multiple Nominations. His last concert, The KiryaLive in Concert bowed to much acclaim and was named the “Best Concert of 2011” by the entertainment media in the region.
We already know him as a musician and actor… Let’s see if we can add “news anchor” to his profile.