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Liberian Music 2014

Liberian Entertainment Awards 2015: Top 5 Nominees

                                                                           **BEST NEW ARTIST: 1. Lady Mouthphy 2. Togar Howard ... 3. Bryan Doe 4. Pity D'Best 5. Foreign Ward **BEST DJ: 1. DJ Spek Takula 2. DJ Ant Flahn 3. Dj Versatile 4. DJ Yung T 5. Dj Bossman **BEST MUSIC VIDEO: 1. Munnah - Celebration 2. Peter G - Too Much 3. David Mell - This Love 4. Raw Pekin ft FEJ - Trouble Maker 5. Jodi - PYT **BEST FILM MAKER: 1. Alfred Musa Dukuly 2. COurage Borbor 3. Richard Dwoumah 4. Tibelrosa T 5. Alexander Wiaplah **BEST FILM: 1. Pressure 2. Trio 3. Killer Bean 4. Gbahtuo in America 5. Avenger **BEST ACTOR(ESS) 1. Frank Artus 2. Josephus Tolbert 3. Al Johnson 4. Dream William Debo 5. Joseph Weah **COMMUNITY CRUSADER: 1. YOTAN Liberia 2. Trokon Glay 3. Karen Koukou Twaglee 4. Bill Rodgers 5. Brenda Brewer **BEST ARTIST 1. DenG 2. Jodi 3. David Mell 4. Munnah 5. G-Rize **BEST GOSPEL ARTIST 1. Kanvee Adams 2. BEr

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 th

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 nurs

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

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

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.

                                         STILL HIPCO- JON BRICKS ft. ZHENG ZHENG. NEW.  

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

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

NEXT LEVEL               Second Album 'Next Level' drops May,2015   Liberia's choir boy turned Afro Dance artist, Alvin S. Kpou aka Douk De Lib, is expected to drop his second album 'Next Level' in May of 2015.  Sitting on my sofa, listening to 'Next Level', I felt a rush, an unstoppable momentum.  It has an unrelenting style, composition is powerful and sophisticated.   Also remarkable is that some elements of his music are not far removed from the original Liberian highlife rhythm played by kru sailors in the 1950's.   There are four guarantee hits on this album, Juju, Prove It, Cry for Africa and Saybah .  It was a struggle deciding between Juju and Prove It, as the number one hit.  Prove It is very catchy with a great beat but Juju is very well arranged, vocals more powerful and catchy.  All the beats on this album are on point.  Next Level deserves to be.                                                                              


"THE REAL ME" SHADOW MAN/ "THE REAL ME"             This is a great song and performance. The melody is strong and tuneful. The singer has an attractive vocal tone, and puts real feeling into the lyrics. The lyrics are interesting and meaningful with some punchy phrases. Instrumentally, the song has a rich, full accompaniment that complements the vocal track perfectly. The performance quality is high throughout, both vocally and instrumentally. Overall, the song is distinctive and original, and I think it has strong commercial potential, even though it would have done the artist more justice if he had  represented the culture of his origin, since the song is about the real "Shadow", and the artist represents himself as a Liberian artist. Great song, tasteful. 

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 nurs ... ing 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

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 Liberia   on Saturday   at the Roberts International airport. The Ghanaian Leader is expected to also pay similar visits to neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea which a

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 an

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,

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 Share on facebook Share on twitter 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 n