Geoffrey Oryema

Internationally renowned Ugandan musician and singer. (16 April 1953 – 22 June 2018)

Geoffrey Oryema (16 April 1953 – 22 June 2018)[1] was a Ugandan-born French musician. Oryema was born in Soroti, Uganda. He was smuggled out of the country and moved to France where his career would be based from. He sang in the languages of his youth, Swahili and Acholi, the languages of the lost country, the 'clear green land' of Uganda, and he also sang in English and French.

Oryema in March 2000

Oryema died on 22 June 2018 in France of cardiac arrest at the age of 65.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "France Based Ugandan Music Legend Geoffrey Oryema Dies at 65". Kampala Post. Archived from the original on 27 June 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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