Gloria Muliro Biography, Music Career, Awards, Marriage and Net Worth
5 May 2020
By Omondi Otieno
Who is Gloria Muliro?
Gloria Muliro is an award-winning Kenyan singer and song writer. She was born in April 1980, and brought in Vihiga County. She attended Emanyinya Primary School and completed her primary education in 1995. The following year, she joined St Theresa Girls in Nairobi and undertook her high school education until 2001, when she sat her final exam.
After successfully graduating from High School, she joined International Teachers Training College (TTC), Dagoretti for a two year teaching course. However, due to financial constrain, her results were held by the institution, forcing her to work as a house help in Nairobi’s Eastlands area in order to raise the fee arrears she had at the college. At her work place, she earned 1,300 shillings, but managed to diligently save and pay the pending arrears. Shortly after clearing with the college, she managed to get a teaching job at Maranatha academy. She worked there until 2010 when she quit and focused on her music fully.
Gloria Muliro Music Career
Gloria started singing back in 1997 when she was in High School. In an interview with Nation, she divulged that she ventured into singing after she got saved. “…Way back in 1997, when I was in Form Two at St Theresa Girls I got saved and I used to sing a lot in Praise and Worship. I never thought that it would bring me this far. I joined several singing groups and it was through them that I gained more confidence in my singing,” she said.
She dropped her first song ‘Mwami Aletsa’ in 2005, and later dropped her debut album ‘Mwami Aletsa’ the same year. The album did well in Western Kenya as most vernacular stations played her songs which were mostly in her native Luhya language.
Despite her first album not performing very well, she did not give up. Gloria continued singing, with her major breakthrough coming in 2010 when she dropped her second album ‘Ombi Langu’ which had one biggest song ‘Sitolia’ featuring Willy Paul.
Since then, she has been releasing hit after hit and has worked with several top artistes including; Kambua, Size 8, Pitson, Ruth Matete among others.
Gloria Muliro Top Songs
- Nani kama wewe
- Ndio Yako
- Wacha Iwe
Gloria Muliro Awards
Being around for over a decade, Gloria has received several awards and recognition for her spectacular music. Some of her top awards include;
2012: Best Female Artist, Mwafaka Awards
2013: Best Female Artist, Groove Awards
2013: Best Female Artist, Mwafaka Awards
2014: Best Female Artist, Mwafaka Awards
2014: Best Female East African Artist, Mwafaka Awards
2014: Best Collaboration (Sitolia), Mwafaka Awards
2018: Best Gospel Category, AFRIMMA Awards
Gloria Muliro Marriage
Gloria Muliro married Pastor Eric Omba Miko in 2009, but the two parted ways in 2014, with Gloria noting that the relationship was toxic.
In an Interview with Standards’s SDE, Gloria noted that her ex-husband mistreated her and was at times violent.
“He even sent me over to a friend’s place saying she would teach me how to cook and keep good hygiene only to discover that I was being turned into a house girl. He had gotten violent over time and he offered no space for communication and dialogue,” she said.
Gloria runs a children’s home and takes care of several children in need, ranging from abandoned kids, orphans and street children.
Gloria Muliro Net worth
Her exact net worth is not clear, however while at her peak, she emerged as one of the top MCSK royalty earners.
In addition, she has several endorsements and partnership with corporates and other top agencies.