Daniel Okiror

Bio

Daniel Okiror (born in Gulu, Uganda) is a multitalented and multilingual artist and cultural promoter from Uganda. He owns a record label called Akogo Africa.

Okiror, also known as Eleja, is also a social entrepreneur and philanthropist who runs a number of charitable projects. He studied music at Africa Institute of Music and graduated from Makerere University with a bachelors degree is social sciences. He also graduated from the University of Nairobi with a masters in project planning and management.

Okiror's music is a fusion of folk sounds such as ajosi, eleja and ekembe as well as Afrobeat, pop, rhumba and Afro-jazz.

Okiror was raised by his mother's relatives in the poverty-stricken village of Acanipi and in the Nakatunya slums. The prevailing conditions did not deter him from learning lingala music as well as handmade instruments.. Okiror participated at a music school festival and realised that his love for music was more than just a hobby. This prompted him to join a local church choir.

He later crafted his amagar'eleja sound, which is inspired by the Luo people in Kenya. Armed with a band, Okiror plays the akogo, adeudeu and amagareleja instruments fused with sounds from the acoustic guitar, drums, jembe and saxophone. He has released three albums namely 'One Lover' (2009), 'Light in Africa' (2011) and 'Emuria Koliai' (2014).

He has performed around the globe in such countries as South Korea, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Israel, Sudan, the Netherlands, the US, the UK, Germany, Belgium and France.

Okiror founded the Daniel Okiror Intercultural Foundation/Beats of Hope. The foundation provides aid to street children and acts as a platform for intercultural exchange and artists residency. It runs projects in Uganda, Kenya and the Netherlands.

The foundation is credited for the following projects:

1) Wana wa mola street boy's home In Mombasa Kenya.

2) Akogo house artists hostel Mombasa Kenya.

3) Akogo Africa impact travel, record label and volunteer/intern placement in Kenya and Uganda.

4) Africa Safari Festival in the Netherlands.

5) SameDrumBeat Festival in the Netherlands.

6) World Wednesday in the Netherlands.

7) Akogo Festival in Uganda.

8) The Beats of Hope Centre and Modal village in Uganda (coming soon).

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Daniel Okiror a ajouté 5 nouvelles vidéos

Ghanaian king
Emorimor iteso
BEATSOFHOPE wanawamola work with street children in Kenya
Portrait de Daniel Okiror

Daniel Okiror a ajouté une nouvelle vidéo

Tweetakt Festival Utrecht Netherlands - DANIEL OKIROR
Portrait de Daniel Okiror

Daniel Okiror a ajouté une nouvelle vidéo

BEATSOFHOPE wanawamola boys recieve FOOTBALL UNIFORMS FROM FC DENBOSH
Portrait de Daniel Okiror

Daniel Okiror a ajouté une nouvelle vidéo

Nilotic music with Daniel Okiror of Uganda Live in The Netherlands. Obongore.

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Aminanara ...Daniel Okiror
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Ongolia Daniel Okiror
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Mam Ijali; LIVE Performance, Ilinois USA 11th Oct 2014
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Epone - By Daniel Okiror
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Mam Ijali- By Daniel Okiror
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Peace In Africa,trial version-By Daniel Benon
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Vidéos

Emorimor iteso
Iteso coronation part 2
Iteso coronation ceremony 2019 part 1
Ghanaian king
BEATSOFHOPE wanawamola work with street children in Kenya
Tweetakt Festival Utrecht Netherlands - DANIEL OKIROR
BEATSOFHOPE wanawamola boys recieve FOOTBALL UNIFORMS FROM FC DENBOSH
Nilotic music with Daniel Okiror of Uganda Live in The Netherlands. Obongore.
Africa Safari Festival debut 2019, Daniel Okiror of Uganda
Our centre is open to street children and youth
Our youth centre comes alive with dancing competions
Talent shows at our streeboys project in Kenya
Our Christmas party with streetchildren of Mombasa, wanawamola boys home
Working with streetchildren in Kenya, wanawamola boys home
AFRICA SAFARI FESTIVAL DEBUT, UGANDA'S DANIEL OKIROR IN NETHERLANDS,
Africa Safari Festival debut, big bang , Nilotic sounds , Daniel Okiror of Uganda
Africa Safari Festival debut in the Netherlands 25th 01 2019.Adungu fusion, Daniel Okiror of Uganda
African stories , The cow story, Daniel Okiror @ACU Netherlands
Giriama music from the Kenyan coast
BOBI WINE KYARENGA BOOSTED WITH NEW PEOPLE POWER ANTHEM; UGANDA MY MAMALAND By Daniel Okiror.
African story telling.about street children ....www.danielokiror.com , www.wanawamola.com
AKOGO JAZZ, Daniel Okiror
OBONG ORE, Daniel Okiror
TESO RHUMBA,-ATUMBALA -Prejudice. bY DANIEL OKIROR Live in Nairobi 2018
BIG BIG BANG By Daniel Okiror @ ONGEA FESTIVAL 2018
CRY OF THE CHILDREN-Garbage people! By Daniel Okiror @ ONGEA FESTIVAL 2018
Akogo Iteso ; Emuria Koliai, Daniel Okiror L'Orungo
Wana wa mola street boys
Daniel Okiror mentoring street boys to perform acrobatics at Nyali beach , mombasa Kenya
Sounds from source of River Nile... kalimba. Nyatiti, adungu....New AfriTeso beat..beyond fela kuti
New Akogo Fusion, Kalimba, Daniel Okiror @ Sama international Festival, Khartoum Sudan
Kalimba, AfriTeso sound _ Daniel Okiror Live in Khartoum Sudan
Daniel Okiror in Khartoum Sudan
Adungu.N'o TESO.Traditional Ugandan instrument. Ongolia by Daniel Okiror
Music of Uganda : Akogo, Kalimba, Mbiira -Daniel Okiror
Music of Uganda : Akogo,Kalimba,Mbiira- Daniel Okiror
Music of Uganda : Adungu- Daniel Okiror
Music of Uganda : Adeudeu/Amagarait, Entongoli, Endongo, Nyatiti -Daniel Okiror
Dancing to modern Nilotic sounds, By Daniel Okiror; GOUDA sweet like cheese
Big bang dance NETHERLANDS, Daniel Okiror
AfroJAZZ, Ai Ai (Cry of the Children) by Daniel Okiror @ Marema concert
Daniel Okiror : Time to dance in Holland
Daniel Okiror, Epone, AFROJAZZ live in the USA
Teso-Culture-Daniel Okiror Performing Mam Ijali Live in USA
Upweke-jaystar
Teso- Culture- Edeke ka- Daniel Okiror
Wana Wa Mola Community
Woman of virtue, By Daniel Benon ( Special dedication to my wife a.k.a dilenga)
My home ( Wana wa mola.) Courtessy of Pure Aroma Music Inc
I will be there.flv By Daniel Benon ( The journey for my purpose,.,street boys,music,.,.)
I bless.flv By Daniel Benon, (Pure Aroma Music Inc/Wana Wa Mola Street Children's Mission)
Light in Africa,By Daniel Benon, ft Dr Bumil Kim (President Canan-Yonsei Leadership Centre,S.Korea
Aye ye ye- By Daniel Benon; Empowering Wana Wa Mola Street Children's Mission
Teso Culture; Edeke Ka , By Daniel Okiror
Groove awards 2012

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