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Liberian Musicians Kept the Spotlight On Ebola Prevention Through Music During the Ebola Crisis

Berenice Mulubah | 5/26/2015 7:00

During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, which claimed many lives and left family members despaired, Liberian musicians took the high road.  They used their time, money and talents to spread the message that Ebola is real and prevention is paramount.  It was a love affair, artists came together and collaborated, something rarely seen in the Liberian music industry.  Below are Ebola songs recorded by Liberian artists. 

                                                                      Bryan Doe


                                                                  Traditional Ebola Song

                                                              Shadow, D12 Colabo



Reviews for Two New Liberian Music Videos: Higher by Robert Black Diamond and Bartender by Mr. F Dot A

Berenice Mulubah | 5/19/2015  11:30am

There is a lot of hustle and bustle to overcome within the Liberian music industry.  From the lack of financial support to finding quality studios, the obstacles are higher than the Nimba mountain.  Nonetheless, Liberian musicians are daily improving their crafts, from the quality of videos, lyrics to the vocals.  Below are the reviews for two new Liberian music videos dropped within this week.

                                                  HIGHER by Robert Black Diamond aka Black 1
                                                              Released on May 17, 2015

There is nothing more influential than words spoken to your circumstances.  HIGHER is a motivational song that inspires you to keep pushing during difficult times.  The chorus of the song has a melody that keeps ringing in your ears even when you are not listening to it.  The audio and visual quality of the video is first-rate.  The story line is 80% convincing.  I was expecting t…

BET Awards 2014 Best International Act Africa Winner, Davido, Did Not Make 2015 Nomination List

The nominees for the International Act Africa of BET Awards 2015 have just been revealed.   This year’s “Best International Act: Africa” are Wizkid (Nigeria), Yemi Alade (Nigeria),  Fally Ipupa (Congo), Sauti Sol (Kenya), Sarkodie (Ghana), AKA (South Africa), Stonebwoy (Ghana), and The Soil (South Africa).

Last year’s winner Davido who, some may say, has remained consistent with hits in recent months, did not make the cut.  Well, what is important to C Liberia Clearly is seeing a Liberian Artist on that list next year.

Exclusive Interview with Music Producer Clepto Beats

Berenice Mulubah | 05/15/2015 9:00am

We had the chance and honor  to interview a talented young producer who is experience in taking the talent of artists and shaping  them in a memorable way.  Clepto went from making a $300 beat  to making a $5000 beat, within three years.  Today, we give you an exclusive look into Clepto’s world as a Producer and his passion for the music.
Q: How long have you been a producer? 

A: I’ve been making beats since 2007.  I've had access to a studio at a young, but at age 19, I realized making beats is my passion.  In 2012, sold my first beat for $300, it was crazy.  When it happened, I thought it was cool, I was in college at the time and didn’t have a job.  Within a week, I had 30 more clients. 

Q: What was your first major gig?
A: My first major gig would have to be working with DJ Toomp.  He is my role model. He has couple of grammys under his belt. He  produced the "Good Life" with Kenya west and T pain.  He produced a lot of records. He w…

Jon Bricks Visits Benevolence Orphans Relief and Rescue! Donates Food Items & Money

Berenice Mulubah | May 5, 2015 1:45 PM

On May 1, 2015, International Hipco artist, Jon Bricks returned to Liberia from a successful tour in China. To celebrate his safe arrived, he donated $10,000 LD and some food items to Benevolence Orphans Relief and Rescue, located in Paynes, ELWA road, Monrovia, Liberia.

When asked why he felt the need to make this donation, he responded swiftly, "Because I want to give back to the less privileged in our society.  I'm from a humble background and I know what it feels like to be an orphan. I also want to do more donations in the future to Ebola victims. In few weeks, I'm also planning a major charity concert soon." "GOD has been so good to me so. I must return that to less privileged. I have come in my own weak way to help."

Soul Fresh: OverCrowded Concert

Berenice Mulubah | May 4, 2015 5:00 PM

Liberian artists shining Man and JB make up the HipCo duo called Soul Fresh.  On Sunday, May 3, 2015, the duo locked down the city.  Over thousands of fans showed up to support their artists and the Hipco movement at large. 

When a prophet is respected in his own home, it is easier to gain international recognition.  The future for these young artists is bright and so is the future of Hipco.