Human rights activist, actor, and musician Maurice Kirya is returning to the music scene after a long hiatus, as he has announced the title and release date of his sixth studio album, ‘The Road To Kirya’, due on May 6th.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Maurice Kirya, the Ugandan singer, songwriter, actor, and humanitarian is taking advantage of his return to the music scene by announcing the release date and title of his sixth studio album, ‘The Road To Kirya’.
- Maurice announced the news on social media and expressed his anticipation for the ‘The Road To Kirya’ album’s release, which is his most personal to date since it hints at his musical journey.
- Despite the lack of details surrounding Kirya’s upcoming album, Maurice Kirya provided some information about what to expect during an interview with MBU earlier this week.
- In Entebbe, Italian guitarist Simone Cesarini plays clusters of guitar chords that leave space for Jens Dreijer to play bass while signature vocal arrangements and horns can be heard throughout the choruses of the song.
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Maurice shared the news on social media and expressed his excitement for the release of ‘The Road To Kirya’, which he reveals will be his most personal to date as it reveals a bit about his music journey.
Although few details have been disclosed about ‘The Road To Kirya’ album, Maurice Kirya shared some insight into what fans can expect from his studio album during a chat with MBU earlier this week.
‘The Road To Kirya’ started rolling out in March after the singer released the first single, ‘ENTEBBE‘. It is the first single off his highly anticipated sixth album ‘The Road To Kirya’.
In Entebbe, a positive vibe comes through with an irresistible groove, cluster guitar chords played by Italian guitarist Simone Cesarini that leave room for the bass played by Jens Dreijer to groove as you hear the signature vocal arrangements and horns from songs like “Busaabala” which can be heard during choruses of the song.
Maurice Kirya has over a decade of experience in the music industry, and his most recent albums include Beyond Myself, released in 2019, Free Dreams, released in 2017, Mwooyo, published in 2015, and The Book of Kirya, released in 2012.
Kirya has performed in over 35 countries and collaborated with superstars such as the American NE-YO, the German Mark Forster, and the American actor and idol Jordin Sparks.
Maurice appeared in Hollywood films such as The Queen Of Katwe as ‘Theo‘ (alongside Lupita Nyongo and David Oyelowo).
He also appeared in The Last King of Scotland in the role of himself (not credited), starring Forest Whitaker, Kerry Washington & David Oyelowo.
Currently, Kirya is starring in the upcoming film “The Girl in the Yellow Jumper” directed by Loukman Ali.