Born in Mozambique of royal Swazi and Portuguese ancestry, Maiuko sings in a unique style, blending jazz, blues, African-inspired rhythms and Portuguese melodies. Through her career, she has won awards for Best Newcomer, Female Performer of the Year, Best Female Voice, Best Uploaded on Get-out-there, and most recently for Multifaceted Artist. She has appeared worldwide, including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, WOMAD Festival, The London Jazz South Bank African Month, SOAS Fest, WOW, and LIFEM Fest. She’s collaborated with and played alongside many musical greats including Max Middleton, Chris Difford, Dick Pearce, Jeff Beck, Noel McCalla, Sara Tavares, Luis Represas and Carmen Souza.
Now based in the UK, the singer-songwriter is currently recording a new album with pianist Martin Virgo, double bassist and guitarist Alexander Keen, and violinist Paul Brasington, also featuring some exciting collaborations with world-renowned musicians.
“Maiuko is blessed with a smoky and powerful voice that defies the limitations of one particular genre” (Kevin Legendre- Echoes Magazine /The Independent).