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Maurice Kirya is a popular Ugandan Musician and Actor specializing in Mwooyo / Soul music and RnB. Born on 4th November 1982, Maurice Kirya comes from a musical and talented family with two of his brothers also performing Artistes. These are; Elvis Kirya aka Vampino and Alex Kirya aka Saba Saba.
In 2010, he won the RFI’s Discoveries Music Award which came with prize money and a grant of 18,000 Euros that he used to develop his music career. He has performed across Uganda, East Africa, Africa, Europe and some parts of America.
He was featured on BBC, CNN, Voice of America and RFI. He has won multiple accolades such as RFI Award (France), E-World Music Awards (LA), Museke Music Awards (New York), KORA Award, KISIMA Awards (Kenya), PAM awards (Uganda) and the Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards ( East Africa).
His most popular albums are; Misubbaawa – 2009, The book of Kirya – 2013 and Mwooyo – 2015.
As an Actor, Maurice Kirya has featured on several films including; The Last King of Scotland, Live Joseph, The Painter, Sins of the Parents and Disney’s Queen of Katwe