Channel O Africa Ugandan VJ, Flavia, writes about The Book Of Kirya, a musical and lyrical documentation of 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards nominee and mwooyo artist Maurice Kirya, which will become available in stores from tomorrow.
I am Ugandan and I believe we are one of the most talented countries on the continent. That said, let me share with you one of the most blossoming Ugandans. He wanted to be superman as a kid but soon realized that was a path only on TV, so he decided to use the only means he knew to impact the world – MUSIC!
With just his guitar and voice he can capture any crowd and I’m a fan. The first time I fell in love with his music is after I listened to I Will Sing, a track off his last album Misubawa, and after that he can do no wrong.
He graced this year’s Big Brother Africa with a mind blowing performance and well he has been baking a grand gift for Africa, his new album titled, Book of Kirya. He has incorporated a live drum set in recording this album and apparently the making of the album was a big-bang-theory sort with mad scientists tryna (sic) come up with a masterpiece.
DJ Benny D gives Maurice a shoutout…
He has successfully brought that artist we know on stage into each of his songs so it’s like a live concert in your ears. When asked three words that describe this album Maurice says, “Music, Futuristic, Mwooyo (soul)”.
Hmmm, so after much anticipation he finally drops the album tomorrow 12/10/2012 and let’s toast to not just that but also the fact that he has his first ever Channel O Music Video Awards nomination in the category of Most Gifted Afro Pop Video for his track, I Don’t Wanna Fight.
Check out the artwork of Book of Kirya…
Don’t forget to holla at him on twitter @mauricekirya.
And holler at me @tumusiimeflav.
Vote for the 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards, now.
Pics by Astrid Dill.