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BIG STEVE to RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS at THE LIBERIA MUSIC AWARDS

Liberian music sensation, Big Steve is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Awards.  This Special Merit Award  presented at the Liberia Music Awards, June 14, 2014. 

Stephen Worjloh known as "Big Steve" is one of the major recording artist from Liberia. Born in the later part of the 50s on Capital Hill, Monrovia, onto the union of Madam Gbeh Wreh a prominent Kru Businesswoman and Mr. Isaac Bo-Weith Worjloh. Coming from the Kru Tribe who are effectionally called the "Bibe" which is Kru language means big brother or big sister.

Among the highlights of his career, Steve Performed alongside renown artists such as James Brown, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and Toots and the Maytals. Big Steve has enjoyed tremedous success as a musician in Liberia and internationally. His ever popular song "Who Owns Lala" which depict the characters in the popular Liberian Movies Series "Balawa Malawala" made him a household name in Liberia. He has helped in several …

LIBERIA MUSIC AWARDS 2014 NOMINEES

Liberia Music Awards Foundation Announces the nominees for the 2014 Liberia Music Awards

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ATLANTA, GA MAR 18, 2014 - The Liberia Music Awards will be at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center June 14 2014. The Awards will consist of 28 categories and 2 achievement awards ( to be announce at a later date).

These are the nominees for Artist of the Year

1. Jodi - USA
2. David Mell
3. Sundaygar Dearboy
4. Tru Storry
5. Munnah
6. Kanvee Adams
7. Scientific
8. Fatu Gayflor
9. Saga Ap
10. Soul Fresh
11. Takun J
12. Bernice Blackie





These are the nominees for Video of The Year

1. International Girl - 2C
2. Azonto & Wine Master - Eben
3. One More Time - M'Press1Love
4. Failed State - Pochano
5. Esa Chica - Dahai
6. Celebration - Munnah
7. Song For Hawa - Takun J
8. Promise - DSP
9. Tricky Papaye - Shadow
10. Spend My Last Dime - Joe B
11. Pot Boiling - Xpolay Ft. Liberian Allstars
12. Una Do It Again - Bernice Blackie

These are the nominees for Song of the Year

1. Po…

LIBERIA MUSIC: THE INFLUNCE IT HAS ON GHANA AND NIGERIA MUSIC

The Root of the Ghana Highlife Music comes from Liberia. It is the Liberian influence that make the Ghanaian and Nigerian music where they are today. Liberians should love and respect their traditional music. Highlife plays a key part in the musical heritage of Africa and its influence can be heard in a variety of modern-day styles.
In Ghana, they have added rap and called it Hiplife. In Nigeria..., you have Afrobeat or Juju, in Sierra Leone, Palm-wine music and, of course, there is Congolese rhumba and soukous.

All have their roots in "hilife".

But essentially Highlife is associated with a pre-independence sound that arose in the 1950s incorporating elements of swing, jazz and Cuban rhythms with the emerging guitar styles of West Africa.

Its roots, according to Ghanaian musicologist John Collins, are in the small portable instruments carried by sea-farers like the Liberian "Kru" mariners aka the Grebo Liberians.

The Kru travelled the West African coast ev…

BEST HICOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR, TAKUN J, SIGNED A 2-YEAR ENDORSEMENT

2014 is his year. On February 22, 2014, hicop artist Takun J, won Best Hicpo Artist of the Year, at the Liberian Entertainment Awards.  Few weeks later, March 7, 2014, the talented artist, signed a 2-year endorsement deal with Lonestar Cell MTN. 

"Happy to be working with a company that supports Liberian music.  Not to mention this is the first deal of its kind.  We're making history." Takun J A day prior to signing this deal, Takun J posted on his facebook fan page, "It's about more than making good music.  We're building an industry so there's something for the next generation of artists. All while writing songs, doing shows, and speaking out. Oh, and big announcement tomorrow."

LIBERIA MUSIC AWARDS: NOMINEES AND MORE

Sat., June 14, 2014 -  Gwinnett Performing Arts Center
Atlanta - The Liberia Music Awards Foundation will be hosting for the first time a music awards ceremony in Duluth, Georgia which will bring together Liberians from all over the world.
                                                                       NOMINEES                                                                                  Read: http://www.c-liberiaclearlyentertainment.com/

TARKUS ZONEN: LIBERIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY NEEDS MORE AWARD CEREMONIES

Mr. Tarkus Zonen, CEO of the Liberian Entertainment Awards,  spoke out about his concerns with the Liberian Entertainment Industry, "the industry needs more award ceremonies to honor our entertainers.  That's why I wholeheartedly support the Liberian Music Awards.  We need a Liberian Movie Awards, a Liberian Fashion Awards and many more.  The Liberian Entertainment Awards can not cover all of the categories, we need more awards."  Mr. Zonen spoke about the improvement made by his organization and the mistakes made.  According to Mr. Zonen, the committee of the Liberian Entertainment Awards is looking forward to bigger and better things, they are doing what it takes to make the next awards ceremony better than the last.