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Munnah's Recent Photos Has Social Media Talking

                                                                                          "Oh My God, this is what happen. I didn't do nothing, all I did was put a picture up of me covering my tata's and you going crazy like this, what what did I do, I didn't do nothing, I'm just entertaining you and giving you good music and good body.  What's wrong with you, I don't like that, you need to behave yourself. I love you loyalty." Munnah said on a video she posted on her facebook page, blowing kisses back to her fans.      

Is G-Rize a Good Boy Gone Bad?

Liberian Afro Pop star, G-Rize is known for dressing like a gentleman, clean haircuts, suit up for his fans. Few days ago, G-Rize posted few pictures of him topless and smoking. Could it be that G-Rize is stepping out of the shadow of the 'good boy image'?  Check out few pictures before and his recent pics.                                                                                    Gentleman   Bad boy   Good boy   Bad boy   Bad Boy Breaking out   What next?      

On The Island of Okinawa Japan: African Night to Remember

                                                                                     Roughly 400 miles south of the rest of Japan, is a beautiful island called Okinawa, with a small population of Africans.  Majority of these Africans are United States service members or relatives of service members.   One of those service members is a Marine Sergeant named Samuel Gbatu aka The Bush Man, a proud Liberian.      Sergeant Gbatu was given the nickname Bush Man because of his sense of pride in the Liberian culture, he never shy away from displaying his tradition in public.  He is known for his ability to bring folks together through culture.  Recently, the motivated Marine organized a banquet, bringing all Africans on the island together and introducing the African culture to the residents of Okinawa.  With help from his colleagues, Mrs. Lucy Afful and Lt. Marvin Wonsia, the event was a success, "t he African community has grown, it was my vision to bring all the Africans toge

Bernice Blackie Dreams "bigger than" Singing on Stage

                                                                                   "I’m African, I’m young and I have my swag, I minister to the young people, I just can’t be half naked, but I can be stylish" Bernice Blackie     A Liberian gospel artist, known for her contemporary music, talks about her dreams and accomplishments.  Bernice Blackie is a winner of seven awards and is nominated for Liberian Entertainment Awards Best Gospel Artist 2015.  Being discovered by her father at the age of eight, Bernice talks about her journey to the top, "My father discovered my talent at the age of eight.  He told me I needed to give my talent back to God and encouraged me to join his church senior choir.  The beginning was a struggle.  The older folks in the choir didn't want me singing with them. Over time, I gained their trust and started to sing lead. At 16, I went to Ghana and started doing shows on TV, at parties and weddings.  After a year, I did backup on a Gh

New & Improved: I Rep Lib Broaden Its Platform

                                                                     By Berenice Mulubah " I’m a family man, I have a wonder wife, job and I have a huge passion for Liberian entertainment." Lincoln TheLegend Ward/CEO Irep Lib   Without a doubt, I rep Lib is a strong supporter of Liberian entertainment growing industry. It is a platform that allows anyone to find information about Liberian entertainers.   Designed and developed by I Rep Lib CEO, TheLegend talks about his vision for I Rep Lib, starting from its genesis, " I’ve always been fascinated with computers. My love for computer drew me to the idea of building a platform for Liberians to mingle.  I was inspired by a website called Black Planet, something like facebook, but at the time, I wasn't too inclined. I came up with a site, The Liberian Umbrella. Over time, the site started to grow.  I also have a passion for music.  I decided to combined my two passions, music and computers and ca

From 'Jue You Bad' to 'They Vex': The Name DenG is Associated With Liberian Hit Songs

                                                                            By Berenice Mulubah        Known for his ability to spin colloque phrases into memorable lyrics, Daniel George (Deng) is best known for singing colloque music.  He rose to fame as a Colloque singer with his collaboration debut, Jue You Bad and has been making hits ever since.  DenG wasn't always a colloque singer, "I started with R&B but it wasn't working for me. Every time we went on shows, the fans would respond to only the Hipco artists.  At that time, no one was singing in colloque.  The way I saw the crowd relating to the colloque rap, I thought, maybe if I sang in colloque, they might relate the same way. So, I decided to do colloque music, but I never had a colloque song recorded.  Queen Vee came from overseas looking to work with a well known artist. A friend recommended me.  she was a little hesitant at first but agree to meet up. The first time I laid eyes on her, I was blown awa

David Mell: Overcoming Trauma From Burn Injuries

                                                             By Berenice Mulubah   "My journey has been filled with experiences that have built my resiliency, defined my character and made me a better man."   David Mell aka The Melody Maker, has turned a horrible experience into an opportunity to soar. The singer talks about how his test became his testimony, "The day started off just like any other day.  I was in kakata doing a show.  I got a call from a friend named Doris Kamara, she said that she was on her way back to the States and wanted to know if I had anything I needed her to take.  I got back to Monrovia the next day and went to find her.  It was my first time going into that area, somewhere in Paynesville, behind the Omega tower.  I got there around midnight, they were having a farewell party.  I arrived at the end of the party, all the men had left, there were only women and children.  After signing few autographs, a girl who I've never met, a

Man On A Mission: Liberian Artist F Dot A Dot

                                                                                     "By the end of 2015, I can guarantee, there won’t be a question about my nomination." F Dot A Dot   During a phone interview, F Dot A Dot expressed his desire to build the musical gap between the old and new Liberian artists around the world, which is something you don't hear too often from the young generation.  At the beginning of January 2015, F Dot A Dot dropped a rich cultural video to the song "Jebbeh." According to the S.I.C singer(Sing in Colloque),  " By the end of this year, I can guarantee, there won’t be a question about my nomination.  My upcoming album is going to take people back, way back.  I can’t say what it is, but we have been working with a lot of older musicians. The next single is going to speak for itself, it’s about bringing people together, at the same time we are going to get that realness. We are bringing back the old Liberian rhythm, a

Liberian Entertainment Awards 2015: Red Carpet Hostess Choicy Di Speaks About The Glitz and Glamours

                                                                                Ciata Diggs aka Choicy Di, Liberian Entertainment Awards Hostess   Choicy Di will be hosting the Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA) 2015 red carpet for the 7th time.  Choicy Di has become a household name for the LEA red carpet. She was approached in 2008, by the CEO of the LEA, after she hosted the "Boys and Girls of the 18" reunion.  Choicy Di has an experience in radio, she worked with Mighty Wall from DC 101 and worked at Kiss Fm.     1st LEA Red Carpet 2008   Looking back at her first experience, Choicy Di admits, "I was terrified but up for the challenge.   I could not breathe.  I went on the internet researching interviews.  What I found, at that time, I could not use,  I had to use the basic, because the Liberian Entertainment industry was at its embryo stage, which we stay are but a little stronger than those days.  Getting dress-up is my favorite.   The first ye

Liberian Talk Show Debuts: The Spot

                                                                    By Berenice Mulubah                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THE SPOT, bringing something positive to the women of Minnesota and around the world, providing a standard for the younger ones to follow but yet having fun, an all-new Liberian talk show has surface on the Liberian entertainment scene.  Even though, the first episode of The Spot comes out January 2015, the idea of the show is not brand new.  The idea has been brewing in the mind of the producer, Ms. Racheal Barway, for years.  She

Liberian Entreprenuer Making "Cecret Candles & Accessories" a Household Name

                                                                                                                                                                             By Berenice Mulubah                                                                                                                   Sesima Kamara in her element   From a place of despair, Sesima Kamara was forced to tapped into her creativity and birthed the idea of making candles for sale.    How did you come up with the idea of making candles: I had lost my job and moved back home with my parents.  Even though my parents were happy to have me home, staying with your parents and not having a job is not a position any adult wants to be in.  I remember, it was around the holidays, my mother had joined susu and offered to give me $500 to help me buy gifts for everyone.  I said to myself, "if I am going to take this money, I have to do something important with it."  My mother and I