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ⓘ Apio Moro. Samantha Lillian Apio, commonly known by many as Apio Moro is a Ugandan musician who has been writing and singing Afro-soul music in her mother tongu ..




                                     

ⓘ Apio Moro

Samantha Lillian Apio, commonly known by many as Apio Moro is a Ugandan musician who has been writing and singing Afro-soul music in her mother tongue with the touch of English and Luganda, telling stories from her society and life. Her music has a touch of hip-hop, RnB, Soul, and a little rock.

                                     

1. Career

In 2015, she took part in Urban TVs Coca-Cola Rated Next, a talent search contest. With Sima Sabiti, Benon Mugumbya and Sharpe Ssewali who were the three judges.

Her limited knowledge of luganda language widely spoken in Uganda, affected her performance as most of the songs chosen for them to sing were in luganda hence it was to her disadvantage.

Apio has been around the industry, however, participating in musical contests, joining a famous girl group before finally going solo.

In 2017, she performed on Suzan Kerunens Pearl Rhythm Stage Coach activations or Coutinho Kemiyondos Aka Dope. This was the same period that she launched an EP titled" Chuny Adech” which simply means Half my Soul, where she performed most of the songs on her first album" Chuny”.

She also collaborated with Multi-Grammy award winner Joss Stone during her Uganda stop of the "Joss Stone Total World Tour" on one of Apios songs" Pariye”.

Apio has gone on to perform in Kigali and Nairobi at The Music Weekender.

In March 2019, Apio launched her new album" Choore” Move Closer with a listening party at The Square to celebrate her re-discovered self." Choore” features 8 tracks in a mixture of Japadhola, English, Luganda, and Kinyarwanda and was produced by Vincent Othieno based in Washington D.C.

In May 2019, Apio performed at DOADOA East African Performing Arts Market.

                                     

2. Other Consideration

Most of Apios songs are inspired by her own personal experiences. Apio is a storyteller whose music is relatable. She sings about the things we all go through and one of them being her love life and addiction to alcohol.

In one of her songs entitled, Obia, she sings about her ex-boyfriend, sending a warning to his new catch that men are greedy. She said that this boyfriend would use her and jump to another girl.

On stage, she sings with her acoustic guitar. Apio calls the guitar her best friend and its something she cant live without.

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