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Liberian Music 2014

Liberian Entertainment Awards 2015: Top 5 Nominees

1. Lady Mouthphy
2. Togar Howard...
3. Bryan Doe
4. Pity D'Best
5. Foreign Ward

1. DJ Spek Takula
2. DJ Ant Flahn
3. Dj Versatile
4. DJ Yung T
5. Dj Bossman

1. Munnah - Celebration
2. Peter G - Too Much
3. David Mell - This Love
4. Raw Pekin ft FEJ - Trouble Maker
5. Jodi - PYT
1. Alfred Musa Dukuly
2. COurage Borbor
3. Richard Dwoumah
4. Tibelrosa T
5. Alexander Wiaplah
1. Pressure
2. Trio
3. Killer Bean
4. Gbahtuo in America
5. Avenger

1. Frank Artus
2. Josephus Tolbert
3. Al Johnson
4. Dream William Debo
5. Joseph Weah

1. YOTAN Liberia
2. Trokon Glay
3. Karen Koukou Twaglee
4. Bill Rodgers
5. Brenda Brewer
1. DenG
2. Jodi
3. David Mell
4. Munnah
5. G-Rize
1. Kanvee Adams
2. BErnice Blackie
3. Fatu Zeon
4. Ivan P
5. Eveine Natt Kamara

1. Roshe Dezign
2. June Damey
3. Myeonway Desi…

Foday Gallah: Ambulance supervisor, Monrovia, Liberia and Ebola survivor

Meet Time Magazine Person of the Year, Foday Gallah, 37

Ambulance supervisor, Monrovia, and Ebola survivor

I am the supervisor on the Honorable Saa Joseph District No. 13 Ambulance. I go out in person. You are there to regulate the movement of the ambulance and sometimes supervise the cases that would come on board the ambulance....
The first time I had to pick up an Ebola patient, you don’t want to hear it. I was very afraid. Before then we had gone through a training with the Ministry of Health, so we knew how to wear the PPEs [personal protective equipment]. Though the PPEs were on me, the fear was still there. Approaching the patient, I saw this patient lying in a pool of vomit and feces. Wow, it was something to see. I was very, very afraid.
Sometimes we carry up to 50, 60 patients a day, depending on the number of calls we have to receive. Because we have only got two ambulances with the government, so remember the Ebola is tracking everywhere in the neighborhood, everywhere …

Morris Kanneh: Liberia's Ebola Dead Body Team

Meet Time Magazine Person of the Year, Morris Kanneh, 45
                  Driver for the Liberian Red Cross dead-body-management team in Monrovia

I was working for the Red Cross. My boss man called said, “Morris, the administer want for you to go and drive for the Ebola team.” So I said, “What, Ebola? How could I go on the Ebola team? I’m not prepared.”
I went through the training, and they assigned me on a team. I become the first driver for [the] Ebola [body team]. We drove all over the country. I started in March, in Lofa [County].

On July 12 I picked up the first two bodies in Monrovia. The first was a lady. I was afraid from the beginning, but I was protected. She was on a bed. She looked dried up. Her eyes were red and there was blood in her nose. It was horrible.

Then it hit our nurses. We lost many nurses there. I had to pick up my friend, a nurse. I knew her well, I knew her husband. I was not expecting her to die, and I did not expect Ebola t…

Salome Karwah: Nurse's Assistant and Ebola Survivor, Liberia

Meet Time Magazine Person of the Year, Salome Karwah, 26
Nurse’s assistant at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic in Monrovia and an Ebola survivor

We heard that there was a new sickness coming by the name of Ebola and it is in Guinea. And I was afraid, because Guinea is not far from Liberia. And most of our businesspeople go to Guinea to buy goods and bring them to... Liberia. So I knew it was a possibility that they could bring it to our country.

I was working for our family clinic in the Smell No Taste area [near the airport, in Margibi County, an hour and a half from Monrovia by car]. I was a nurse. Both my mother and father, plus my elder sister and I, [were] medical personnel.

We got Ebola through a crisis that happened near our town. This lady, 26 years of age, she was pregnant, from [the city of] Kakata. And then she got sick. And then she died.

A lady from my community went to the funeral. And there she contracted the disease. My father’s broth…

Nelson Sayon: Liberian Red Cross body-management Ebola team, Liberia

Meet Time Magazine Person of the Year, Nelson Sayon, 29
                        Worker with the Liberian Red Cross body-management team, Monrovia

We pick up the bodies, the dead bodies, dead Ebola bodies in the street, from the communities, from the homes, and take them to the crematorium.
Normally we used to bury. But then the community members got upset, saying that we cannot bury. Because whenever we went to bury in... the community, they would take rocks and begin to stone our vehicles. Some were afraid that if we do bury, the body will resurface and they will contract Ebola. So the government of Liberia made a decision to cremate all bodies. So from that point in time we start picking bodies from the street and start taking them to the crematorium.

I volunteered myself to help my country, Liberia, because there were dead bodies in the houses and in the community. It would infect people. I started the job Aug. 2, 2014. Before the Red Cross, I was ridin…

A Rising Liberian Star: Tracey Danielle Jones

Tracey Danielle Jones is just 10 years old, making international headlines.  This child star has a voice that is mightier than her age.

Currently residing in North Caroline with her parents, the young star has already tour Liberia, meeting the vice president of Liberia and other cabinet members. Earlier this week, she was named 'Child Celebrity of The Day' by African Entertainment website.

African Music Flash 2014

Liberian International Artist Jon Bricks: Still Hipco Video Releases.


Liberia: Senatorial Elections Debate Set For November 25th

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) will on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 launch a nationwide effort to bring together candidates for the December 16 special senatorial election to discuss their plans for their candidacy with the electorate.  
The debate, to be held in each of the 15 counties, will be launched within Kakata, Margibi County, with the support of the International Research Exchange (IREX) and the USAID. The Press Union of Liberia has also partnered with the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY) in providing the platform that will allow 139 certified candidates to come face-to-face with voters.

The debate will be broadcast live on community and national radio stations in the counties. To provide a wider participation, the sessions will take screen questions through calls, social media and text messages from citizens.

“The Press Union sees the debate as an opportunity for candidates and electorate to interact under cordial conditions, whereby their aspirations and concerns will be s…

2015 Liberian Entertianment Awards

The Liberian Entertainment Awards: Liberia's Biggest and Proudest Event. Celebrate your own LIVE on February 21st at Howard University Theater in Washington DC

2014 Liberian Artist Jodi Clarke in Paris

Liberian artist Jodi Clarke in Paris, starting his European tour, with promises to be a trip to remember, sharing his musical gift with that part of the world. 
Jodi Clarke in Paris 2014
Jodi Clarke in Paris 2014

What Has Chris DeShield Been Up To?

" A lot of people have asked, "where am I going to drop my album?" I've been working on my album and also producing for other artists. 2015 with GOD's grace, will be a good year. I just produced Artist G rise next single "lib ladies " which is on I tunes .  I have my new single Love the City, which is on sound cloud for Free.  Our country has been through soo much . I'm just doing my part and Reppin Liberia in a good light ."  Chris DeShield

Alvin S. Kpou aka Douk De Lib: Next Level-Epic, Over the top, and all for the better


International Superstar Jon Bricks is Still HipCo and Reps Liberia: Behind the Scene Photos of Still HipCo Music Video

Check out behind the scene photos from the music video shoot of Jon Bricks hit single "Still HipCo" featuring China's hot boy Zheng Zheng. As Liberia goes through this tough time, Jon Bricks gives hope to all the youth of Liberian by inspiring them to stay positive and keep their creative juices flowing.

Be on the look out for this amazing video "Still HipCo"

Listen to "Still HipCo" here:

Fatu Kekulah: Liberia's National Hero During Operational Kick Ebola Out

Fatu Kekula, Liberia's national hero during operation Kick Ebola Out. At the age of 22, this Liberian nurse creatively treated four (4) Ebola cases, with three (3) of her patients also surviving. Fatu never imagined how critical her training would become until her family was struck with the Ebola virus. Despite providing her patients with constant care, Fatu never contracted the disease herself due to her innovative "trash bag method." Now, aid workers are teaching Fatu's techniques to other West Africans who don't have access to hospitals or standard protective gear as a way to protect themselves as they care for their sick loved ones.


Liberian artists expressing their frustrations, pains, and desire for hope and healing from the Ebola virus in Liberia. So far 1,578 people are believed to have died from Ebola in Liberia alone, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization. The country has seen a 52% of increases in cases in just the past three weeks.


Mother Rosie Dillon-Wiah : “She did not die from Ebola. Shurina had been ailing in the past year and the death of her sister, Toose Sieanyene Yuoh, last week really took a toll on her. After Toose died, she stopped eating and never really recovered. She went to the funeral, but passed out. She was taken to the SOS Clinic and they treated her and said she has low blood. When she saw the body of he...r sister, she dropped again. She had not eaten for a week, that’s why she was weak and she died. When they came for the body, they asked whether she had sore mouth, I said no. She was not vomiting, not bleeding. Then they told us that we had called the wrong rescue team and they took the body away, but there was no sign of Ebola on Shurina, I swear.”

Obama Pledges Thousands of Troops To Ebola, UN Increases Financial Ask to $1B

President Obama: "It's a potential threat to global security" President Barack Obama has called the Ebola outbreak in West Africa "a threat to global security", as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus. The world was looking to the US, Mr Obama said, but added that the outbreak required a "global response".
The measures announced included ordering 3,000 US troops to the region and building new healthcare facilities.
Ebola has killed 2,461 people this year, about half of those infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
The announcement came as UN officials called the outbreak a health crisis "unparalleled in modern times".

The WHO says the most urgent immediate need is more medical staff The funds needed to fight the outbreak have increased 10-fold in the past month and $1bn (£614m) was needed to fight the outbreak, the UN's Ebola co-ordinator said.
'Massive surge needed…

David Mell Fires His Manager Lena Marshall On Social Media

David Mell with Lena Marshall David Mell aka the Melody fired his manager on social media.  These two were spotted together few months ago at the Liberia Music Awards as artist and manager. We are sorry to announce today that the business relationship be...tween these two is over. In a recent video posted by David Mell on his facebook page, the artist accused his former manager of 'trying to kill his dream', as he announced to the world that Lena Marshall is no longer his manager.

Ghanaian President to Pay Solidarity Visit to Liberia

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Monrovia, September 13, 2014: Ghanaian President and the ECOWAS current Chairman John Dramani Mahama will pay an official visit to Liberia on Monday, September 15, 2014.
While in Liberia, the Ghanaian Leader will make a donation of assorted food items to aid Liberia’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the visit by the Ghanaian leader will also be a show of solidarity by the people of Ghana to Liberia as the country goes through this difficult period.
The release said President Mahama will also meet President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for a brief bilateral discussion. The military aircraft carrying the food items arrived in Liberiaon Saturdayat the Roberts International airport.
The Ghanaian Leader is expected to also pay similar visits to neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea which are also hard hit by the Ebola virus.

A tribute in commemoration of our father the late President Dr. Samuel Kanyon Doe

By Samuel K. Doe Jr. I can’t believe that it has been 24 years since our young innocent lives changed on that fateful day of September 9th 1990 and will never be the same. Growing up as children of the late president, like most other families in Liberia, we were thought from the ...onset the significance of education and the respect of elders. Reward was synonymous with hard work from our early years. On numerous occasions, we were denied funds to go out on excursions with classmate and friends, funds to needlessly go shopping for toys or sometimes, as harsh as may seem, money to even celebrate birthdays if we underperformed academically in school, other times, any news of us disrespecting our nannies, teachers or elder for that matter would be frowned upon and seriously dealt with. (African Style)

Most people would think why would this be the case? After all, our father was the president of the Republic of Liberia; our father’s strict ways of discipline may appear unorthodox and st…

We are so sorry, Mrs. Decontee Sawyer seeks Adadevoh family’s forgiveness

The widow of the Liberian who brought the Ebola disease to Nigeria, Patrick Sawyer, Mrs. Decontee Sawyer, has pleaded for forgiveness from the family of the female doctor, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who died from the disease on Tuesday.

Adadevoh was one of the first people that had contact with the late Sawyer.
Mrs. Sawyer said she shared in the pain of the Adadevoh family in an email interview with The Leadership.
She added that it was painful that her husband had caused so much damage in his country, Liberia, and Nigeria with the Ebola virus.
Sawyer said, “I share in the pains that the family members of the Nigerian doctor are going through. It is just a pity that Patrick had to cause this damage both in Liberia and Nigeria.” Sawyer, a resident of Minnesota, USA, apologised for the seeming heartlessness of her open letter, asking Nigerians to be mindful of her daughters, and not curse the Sawyer name, even if they curse Patrick Sawyer.
She said, “I want to reach out to them and express…

Liberian Artist Jon Bricks Visits Orphanage in China

"Just went to show love to the Mission of Love kids in Shandong Zibo.  It is a mission of hope with a lot of kids that teaches them how to play instruments and learn music.  We did a show to help raise funds for their future projects. Reach out to my boy Zheng for his introduction." Jon Bricks.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Apologizes to Health Care Workers for Ebola Deaths

Liberia's president apologized Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in Africa.


Liberian R&B artist of the year, David Mell aka The Melody Maker, accuse the president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as bad luck to Liberia.  On August 9, 2014, he posted this on his facebook page.

"Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a epitome of bad luck to Liberia." David Mell

U.S. Orders Departure of Eligible Family Members from Liberia; Sending Additional Disease Specialists to Assist

U.S. Orders Departure of Eligible Family Members from Liberia; Sending Additional Disease Specialists to Assist

Press Statement
Marie Harf
Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 7, 2014

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At the recommendation of the U.S. Embassy in Liberia, the State Department today ordered the departure from Monrovia of all eligible family members (EFMs) not employed by post in the coming days. The Embassy recommended this step out of an abundance of caution, following the determination by the Department’s Medical Office that there is a lack of options for routine health care services at major medical facilities due to the Ebola outbreak. We are reconfiguring the Embassy staff to be more responsive to the current situation. Our entire effort is currently focused on assisting U.S. citizens in the country, the Government of Liberia, international health organizations, local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the …

Liberia Struggles to Contain Spread of Ebola, U.S. State Dept. Issues Travel Warning

In a soggy field in Johnsonville, a township just outside the Liberian capital, Monrovia, Joseph Bayogar holds his hand to his chin and shakes his head as he walks through what is now a messy burial site. “We did not have Ebola in our area,...” the local resident says. “Now the government has put our lives in danger by doing this.”

He was visiting the site on Aug. 4, just two days after health workers brought some 37 bodies — victims of the deadly Ebola outbreak that’s now killed almost 1,000 in West Africa — to the field on orders from the Ministry of Health. The Assistant Minister of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, tells TIME that the government had purchased the land from the township administration in order to use the area as a burial site.

But as the health workers buried the bodies, local residents say they chased them away, fearful of the spread of the highly contagious disease. The health workers abandoned the rest of the corpses, dumping them in shallow holes in a swampy area, say …


Winner of the BET Best International Act Africa, Nigerian artist Davido, faces judgment from Angry fans. Liberian fans of Davido turned up in a great numbers at his performance in Philadelphia on August 2, 2014.  A day later, social media was flooded with not-so-friendly posts from Liberian fans, upset by a comment made by Davido the day prior, during his rehearsal.

"I don't want to get close to any Liberian girl before I catch Eloba." Davido

Caroline Tweh posted a video message to Liberian fans of Davido and got these responses below.
L. MassaquoiThank you my sister this so-called nigerian singer is a mad dog. He lacks ethics and needs some good education.
Like · Reply · 7 minutes ago · Edited Remove Princess YangarHi Caroline, I will like to start like this by saying have my sympathy for the lost of ur aunt. One thing abt we Liberian is we are loving, caring and free hearted, we are the last to see things. Like · Reply ·