Ugandan track legend Oryema dies at 65

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A renowned Afro-pop-rock France-based Ugandan tune legend Geoffrey Oryema is dead. news of his unexpected death trickled over the weekend via the social media and confirmed by means of a relative, Gerald Omony.
“Mr Gerald Omony, on behalf of the more circle of relatives of past due Erinayo Oryema, needs to inform you with the inner most sorrow, the surprising loss of their beloved uncle, an the world over renowned Ugandan musician, Geoffrey Oryema that happened this afternoon in France wherein was resident,” the circle of relatives said in a announcement.
Oryema, 65, a legendary singer was a son to Erinayo Wilson Oryema, Uganda’s first African Inspector trendy of Police (IGP), Minister of Land, Housing and bodily making plans, Mineral and Water sources. His father Wilson Oryema became a cabinet minister who turned into brutally murdered beneath unclear occasions – allegedly on President Idi Amin’s orders.
He was born in Soroti district on April 16, 1953. on the age of 24, and at the height of Idi Amin’s regime, Oryema was smuggled across the Ugandan border in the trunk of a vehicle for worry of his lifestyles. on the grounds that leaving Uganda in 1977, Oryema returned home in December 2016 for the primary time in forty years. His remaining excursion and concerts were in Kampala and Ouagadougou Jazz pageant in April 2017.
The worldwide song icon sings in Swahili, Acholi, English and French languages. His first songs Makambo and Land of Anaka were launched in 1991 incomes him fame and reputation while in exile.
numerous pals and enthusiasts of the icon have expressed deep sorrow over the unexpected loss of life of the mythical soloist. Allan Smokie, a Gulu primarily based singer stated. “relaxation in peace our legendary​ musician. we will constantly live to recall you for taking Luo music to the following level.”
any other fan, Kaz Kasozi stated, “unhappy to listen of Geoffrey Oryema’s passing. A veritable musician that has shown a stunning slice of Uganda to the sector.”
Faisal Kiwewa recalled that “i am totally saddened via the passing of my expensive friend and a legend. i’m proud that we shared and celebrated part of his lifestyles at his homecoming concert”

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