In the entertainment business, fashion is huge. Entertainers are known for setting fashion trends around the world. These Liberian entertainers are doing just that. The sense of fashion is far from dull, but absolutely daring.
Bernice Blackie went from a solid 185 pounds to 145 pounds without hitting the gym. The artist told C Liberia Clearly, all she did was alter her eating habit. Less greasy food, no night eating and smaller portions, did the trick for her.
Check out a before photo of Bernice Blackie.
For the passed two years, new talents have surfaced daily, in the Liberian Music industry, but very few business minded individuals to invest in and manage these talents. The music quality and videos quality are also improving. Now, the industry needs Cooperate minded individuals to take it to the next level. To do that, we need the entertainers to understand that their talents alone can't take them from a habit level to a business level. They have to present themselves as professionals, giving business owners a professional reason to take risk and invest into their talents. A lot of our musicians lack professionalism and are very ego driven. Refusing to allow and work with entrepreneurs who are willing to present them effective marketing strategies that will take them into the Cooperate world. This industry needs communities and national support. It is a known fact, our society do not believe that arts and culture can vitally contribute to the economic growth of the nation.…
Charlotte Wonjah was charged with child abuse, cruelty to animals, and two counts of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to prison about a year ago, has been released and is back in the studio. The artist is adjusting to life out of prison and taking care of herself and kids.
Just in case you are wondering why AG DA Profit new song 'Real Talk' sounds similar to Christoph song 'Papa God', the answer is simple.
"Real Talk " is the second single off AG DA Profit mixtape ...He used a
different beat that is a lot similar to Christoph, with a similar
rapping scheme and style from Christoph song, to address the current
issue that's going on in Liberia. They are two different songs,
different topics, similar beats and rap scheme.
The golden voice of Liberia, Princess Fatu Gayflor, has been busy as the assistance director for the Liberian Women Choir, performing at events in Philadelphia, PA. When the Princess and I spoke on the phone today, she said that she is back in the studio working on a new single. As the assistance director of the Liberian Women Choir, she has a lot on her plate, jogging that and her personal career. Fatu is expecting to do a video shoot for her new single by the end of March and is working on losing some weight before the video shoot. She asked that her fans keep her in prayers and to expect something amazing from her by the summer of this year.
I am perfect, but I am not flawless. I am so full of flaws, it's not even funny. Everything about me is flawsome, but to most, I do come off as flawless because I have embraced my flaws. That takes courage, strength and spiritually, especially, living in a world that is obsessed with being flawless. Trying to live a flawless life in a flawsome world is stressful. Why go through all that stress, when you could be free and happy being flawsome? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with you trying to improve your life and correct your flaws, there is nothing wrong with that at all, just do it for your personal growth and not for approval.
If you are tired stressing over your flaws, and want to come to the other side, living a happy flawsome life, here are some tips.
Appreciate your individuality
Your flaws may make you different from everybody else, but that's a
good thing! Don't make the mistake of trying to fit the mold.
When the radio personality, now turned rapper, DJBeans Gutt, first contacted me to watch his upcoming video and give him my honest opinion, it was just another whatever moment for me. I couldn't get the video to play at first, for technical reasons. After few tries, I just didn't bother. An hour later, rebooted my computer and got things on track. I clicked the play button and a grand smile immediately appeared on my face. The first thing that caught my attention was the visual clarity. Then, came the verses, nothing but talents, natural flows and great punch lines. Truth be told, I am impressed. I wasn't this enthusiastic about it when he first send me the video, but after watching, I am definitely impressed. It is very entertaining.
I am going to cut to the chase, no need for beating around the bush. The Liberian society took a huge fall morally, during the civil war. We haven't bounced back yet, therefore, moral has taken the back seat in our society. Success is great, achieving it is challenging and entertaining, but to maintain it, you need a strong moral core. Listed below are some benefits to having a strong moral core.
The Case for Strong Moral CharacterAchieve peace of mind. People with character sleep well at night. They take great pride in
knowing that their intentions and actions are honorable. People with
character also stay true to their beliefs, do right by others, and
always take the high ground.
People with character enjoy meaningful relationships based on openness,
honesty, and mutual respect. When you have good moral character, people
know that your behavior is reliable, your heart is in the right place,
and your word is good as gold.
Blue Links Record producer, Cypha D'King has been hanging out a lot lately with Nykita Garnett. I think there is more to it, than two cool friends hanging out. There is a business deal in the making. There record label is under pressure by their foreign partners to have a female addition. Talking about gender equality. Hope it all works out, she is an amazing singer. The soul artist will be performing live at the Liberian Entertainment Awards this year.
NO is a word that is sometimes difficult to utter and harder to hear. Saying YES seems to be more fun, saying yes to parties, dating,
working out, work itself, shopping, brunch, online research, social
media ... the list is endless.
Then there are times when you have to say NO to a loved one (like friends and family), or a client.
As a blogger, I find myself in both situations, having to say no to a friend or client. Blogging has been around since the late 90's, and it is growing into a billion dollar industry, yet, there are many who are unaware of what this industry is all about. Questions are expected, but it do get frustrating and annoying at times, especially when you have to explain it over and over, to the same individual. Being a Liberian Entertainment blogger, a lot of Liberian entertainers who are not knowledgeable on the job description of a blogger, mistake me for a promoter and come to me to seek help getting their product promoted, of course, I have to say NO…
Liberian, Jerome Paye is making international headway to be the first
Liberian to set a world record as the first Professional Mixed Martial
Art (MMA) Fighter to be on One FC Fight Card.
Jerome Paye who currently resides in Indonesia and is fighting under
the Indonesia banner proudly display his Liberian flag for the world to
know his true origin.
Although he has been living in Indonesia for many years and has his
biggest and largest Fans there, he still has Liberia in his blood, the
young charismatic fighter said.
According to Jerome, he's proud to be the First Liberian to take part
in such a High Level Mixed Martial Arts World Class Event in the World
amongst WOLRLD CLASS MMA fighters from all over the WORLD that will be
watched by Billions."
He will be entering the ring with the Liberian flag over his shoulder
and walking to a music by Jamaican born music Icon, Bob Marley titled:
'' Natural Mystic in the AIR." Jerome vowed to keep making Lib…
to the Maritime Transport Agreement signed between the Republic of
Liberia and the People’s Republic of China on 3 November 2015, Liberia
will be added to the preferential list of countries when determining the
tonnage dues for vessels calling Chinese ports effective as from 14
The Agreement serves to further develop friendly relations between
the two governments and strengthen their cooperation in the field of
maritime transport on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, freedom
of navigation and the principle of non-discrimination.
In view of the aforementioned, ship-owners of Liberian registered
vessels will be charged tonnage dues when visiting any port in the PRC
at precisely the same rate as tonnage dues charged to vessels that are
lawfully registered and flagged with the PRC.
Within the limits of applicable laws and regulations, the cognizant
Chinese authority will take all appropriate measures to facilitate and
expedite maritime transpo…
Ghana's U17 side the Black Starlets will open their campaign
to reach the 2017 African U17 African Championship with a first round
qualifier against Liberia in June.
The Black Starlets, giants in Africa's U17 tournament, were not
seeded for the qualifiers which means they will play in the first round
of the competition in the two legged encounter.
The Black Starlets will go through three rounds of qualifiers
before they can clinch their place for the competition to be held in
Madagascar next year.
Ghana will play their first-leg, first round of qualifier against Liberia on the weekend of 24 to 26 June with return legs scheduled for 1 to 3 July.
The second round will be played between 5 to 7 August and 19 to 21 August scheduled for the second-leg of the qualifiers.
The countries who were seeded will join the second round which will make that stage tougher.
Pandora Hodge, enterprising founder of
Liberian NGO Kriterion Monrovia, wants to bring the big screen back to
the capital city Monrovia with the country's first art-house cinema.
Ms Hodge and her team - plus their army of volunteers - screen films in
the local community. But they want to help culture blossom with their
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has donated US$3
million worth of military equipment to the Armed Forces of Liberia
Speaking at the official turning over ceremony of the equipment at
the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monroviaon Wednesday, Chinese
Ambassador ZHANG Yue said the donation is evidence of China’s sincere
support to Liberia’s peace-keeping and social stability efforts in the
course of the U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown.
Ambassador Zhang said the donation of 20 heavy duty trucks, two motor
road graders, 10,000 sets of military uniforms and 40 military tents is
the second batch of substantive military assistance from China to
Liberia during his tour of duty in the country.
“We take Liberia’s development priorities as our assistance
priorities which are aimed at bringing tangible benefits to the Liberian
people as the development of the overall bilateral relations, exchanges
and cooperation between both countries has deepened…
Liberia’s debt stock stood at US$651.5 million at the end of
September, 2015, the Central Bank of Liberia has disclosed. In its
financial and economic bulletin covering the period July to September
2015 released recently, the bank stated that the amount was reduced by
15.1 percent and 6.2 percent against the stocks that were recorded at
the ends of June 2014 and September, 2015, respectively.
According to the report, the reduction was occasioned by 23.2 percent
and 0.8 percent drops in external and domestic debt stocks for the
period under review.
The report has, meanwhile, stated that total revenue and grants for the same period amounted to L$12,347.9 million.
The report indicated that the amount rose by L$947.5 million and L$1, 603.6 million, respectively.
report also noted that the increase in total revenue and grants during
the quarter compared with the previous period was attributed to 2.2
percent and 25.3 percent growths in tax and non-tax revenues,
A Liberian Gospel musician
Kanvee Adams has joined politics, declaring her intention to contest for
legislative seat in Montserrado County electoral district #6 in the
ensuing 2017 elections.
Kanvee, also a Gospel music ambassador,
told reporters in a press conference Tuesday in Monrovia she is prepared
to go to the end. “Although there will be challenges and distractions
but we will remain focus and will not be deterred,” she stated.
She noted that after three years of
prayerful time, seeking God’s face about Liberia and consultation with
marketers, youths, elders, community leaders and political actors in
district#6, she has decided to contest for a representative post to
champion the interest of her people in the Liberian Legislature.
The Gospel musician said she joined the
race to win and change the way business is done in the district, vowing
to run an open or inclusive administration that would encourage
district#6 residents to make decisions that will directly or i…
The government has vowed to prosecute the political leader of the
Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, for falsely
accusing it of planning to kill key politicians.
Freeman told a news conference last Friday in Monrovia that the
government had a hit list of ten politicians, including himself, to be
But Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh told a Ministry of Information
press briefing Tuesday that the claims made by Freeman were false and
misleading, noting that the government has the responsibility to ensure
peace and stability in the country.
Meanwhile, Sannoh has called on well-meaning Liberians to always provide
the right information on situation in the country and not information
that could create chaos and confusion.
Liberia's Supreme Court has stopped
the Senate's attempts to jail the country's finance minister after he
tried to clamp down on politicians' expenses.
London-based Banker Magazine awarded Amara Konneh its African Finance Minister of the Year award in 2014.
But on Tuesday the Senate voted to jail Mr Konneh for acting beyond his powers by proposing a $1.2m (£800,000) budget cut.
The Supreme Court ordered a halt on his imprisonment "until further notice".
I remember having a short conversation with this young man on the phone, few months back. We talked about him understanding his target audience and building an image that will give him a larger fan base. We also talked about him rapping in his dialect. About a month ago, he dropped a Mano freestyle that went viral. Shortly after, he changed his name from Bucky Raw to Manolo. Slowly, he is transitioning from a thug hip hop rapper to a Hipco/traditional rapper and the boy has fire. I am glad to see this transformation. These amazing, determine, young talents are up to something. They are going to build something out of nothing and they are going to do it without the help of foreigners. Why? Because they have what it takes to succeed, all they need is a little bit of discipline and it is on its way.
European Union and the Government of Liberia have signed two financial
agreements for projects totaling US$64 million in the key sectors of
electricity, and institutional capacity in aid management. The EU has
also confirmed an additional US$34 million in grant funding as part of
its ongoing budget support programme, according to a press issued by the
Speaking Monday, February 8, 2016 during
the official signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and
Development Planning in Monrovia, the EU Ambassador to Liberia, Madam
Tiina Intelmann, said the EU is committed to working with the Government
of Liberia to deliver the Agenda for Transformation. She noted that in
her recent Annual Message, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf highlighted
the importance of reliable electricity supply to the country.
Ambassador Intelmann said, “…with the
signing of the Financial Agreement for the Monrovia Electricity Grid
Consolidated Project, the EU together with the Ministry of Lands, M…
The man overseeing Fifa's presidential polls should step aside due to conflict of interest, says the Liberian FA.
Scala, who heads up Fifa's Ad-Hoc Electoral Committee, is Swiss-Italian
- as is Gianni Infantino, one of the five presidential candidates.
Scala excused himself from the 2015 elections as he shared nationality with a candidate, Swiss Sepp Blatter.
LFA boss Musa Bility says he will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if Scala does not withdraw by Thursday.
The battle to replace long-standing president Blatter takes place in 18 days' time.
7.4 of the Electoral Regulations is clear that any member of the Ad-Hoc
Electoral Committee who has a conflict of interest … is thereby barred
from sitting as a member of the Committee and must be replaced," Bility
wrote in a letter to Scala on Monday. The five Fifa presidential contenders:Prince Ali of JordanFrenchman Jerome ChampagneSwiss/Italian Gianni InfantinoBahrain's Sheik…
We all have heard the phrase "if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, if you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." Archel Brenard is all about that life, teaching one to fish and giving them a solid foundation. Some whine, some moan, others complain and Archel Bernard raised over $41,339
to fund a much needed project, hiring disadvantage individuals at
Bombchel Factory aka African Fashion Wonderland, right in Monrovia, Liberia.
The Bombchel Factory is committed to training some of the most disadvantaged people and changing their lives. A team of expert tailors and excited trainees produces much more than they can sell locally, so they have set their sights on the rest of the world. Bombchel is not an NGO that is here today and gone tomorrow. They are Liberians who are not looking for handouts. These trainees are developing a trade and a way to support themselves and their families, and they are creating gorgeous, contemporary African fashions for…
President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and his Liberian
counterpart, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have requested UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-Moon to maintain his organization’s missions in their two
countries until 2017.The United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire
(UNOCI) and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) are present in
those countries to help bolster peace and security after years of civil
â€œI held talks with the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
and together we have sent a letter to the United Nations
Secretary-General requesting for the extension of the presence of the
UNOCI and UNMIL forces until 2017â€� Ouattara said on his return from
Ethiopia and Paris.
The Ivorian leader said these requests are necessary given that
Liberia is to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in October
and November 2017.
â€œPresident Sirleaf wants UNMIL to stay a little longer and of course we want to assist herâ€� Ouattara remarked.
The ECOWAS Parliament has elected one of its five Liberian members as one of four Deputy Speakers for the Parliament.
According to a dispatch from the
Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Representative Jefferson Kanmoh (Sinoe
County) was elected on a white ballot as the 3rd Deputy Speaker for the
115-Member Sub-Regional Parliamentary group.
Representative Kanmoh’s election means
Liberia is now one of the four Deputy Speakers who will aid the Speaker
in running theaffairs of the Bureau. The Bureau comprises the Speaker
and four Deputy Speakers who serve as the governing board of the
The dispatch says Representative
Kanmoh’s election took place Friday, February 5, 2016 during the second
day sitting of the ongoing Fourth ECOWAS Legislature (2016-2020) in
Abuja. The Session which convened on Thursday, February 4 ends on
Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Earlier, on Thursday the Parliament
unanimously elected the Second Deputy Speaker of Senegal, Mustapha Cisse
Lo, as its new Spea…
- Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Mexico and Canada,
Jeremiah Sulunteh, has presented L$200,000 to the administration of the
Bong County Technical College (BCTC) to help upgrade the institution.
He has also provided US$500 to the C.B Dunbar Maternal Hospital in
Gbarnga and two drums of gasoline to Radio Gbarnga and Super Bongese
Speaking during the presentation of the money and items in Gbarnga
Thursday, Ambassador Sulunteh said it was his way of identifying with
the institutions in their service to the people of Liberia.
On the Bong County Technical College, Ambassador Sulunteh said it was
regrettable for the college to still be squatting at the William V.S.
Tubman- Gray High School when other community colleges have moved to
their own facilities.
The Liberian diplomat attributed this to the politicization of
activities of the college coupled with poor financial management in the
Sulunteh believes the BCTC can only make progress when…
"Wait for the next one!" a teenager yells, perched on a shaded rock with a group of his friends.
it, that's it!" cries another, gesturing toward a swelling wave that's
gathering speed as it heads toward a surfer about 25 yards offshore.
When he lets the wave pass him by, bobbing over its crest on a scuffed
board, the group laughs. "Look at him, he's scared."
It's a hot
Saturday afternoon in Robertsport, a sleepy fishing town a few hours
drive east from Monrovia, Liberia, and the boys are watching their peers
compete in the town's annual surfing championship. About 50 locals have
shown up to watch the show. When the surfer finally finds a wave he
likes and rides it along the coastline, the crowd cheers and throws sand
in the air.
It's a far cry from a year ago, when the Ebola crisis brought the
country to a near standstill. By last January, Ebola cases in Monrovia
had begun to fall, but the area around…
The Liberian Entertainment Awards is the most celebrated Liberian event in the world. At this time of the year, Liberians gather together in the United States to celebrate the achievement of the Liberian industry the year prior. It's a time of excitement, controversy and anticipation for the nominees. Don't forget, it is also a time of glam, fashion and all things extravagant for those attending the awards ceremony. Getting prepare can become stressful for many. Here are few tips to help ease the tension.
1. Shelter: Book your hotel room at least three months prior. If there are other events going on in that city, you won't have to worry about all the hotels being booked. If you are planing to stay at a friend or family member's home, make sure to discuss about three months in advance.
2. Transportation: Book your plane ticket early to get a cheap price. Six months prior will be perfect and minimize travel stress. You also want to decide how you are going t…
Holy crap, Jodi Clarke gone Kolloque. He's coming up with a kolloque
song. Jodi complaining that his Ivorian collaboration song is not
getting love from his Liberian people. Who knows, that might be the
reason why he is switching over to Kolloque.
F.A just signed a deal in Nigeria
as an addition to the upcoming Mali Unification Concert coming April 9th
2016. A step up for this Liberian artist who is currently in Nigeria, making his presence known.
Miss Kedike also known as Chidinma, hasn't fully emerged from her
post-project fame persona to take her place amongst the queens of the
Nigerian/African music industry. Following her win at the 2010 edition of the Project Fame, she immediately
put out a song, Jankoliko which featured
SoundSultan, that fizzled out. Then came her biggest hit to date Kedike in
2011. At this point, she had joined forces with the illBliss and
Clarence Peters-led Capital Hill records. This move by her,
should have placed her on the sure path to superstardom but instead,
the reverse was the case. Since then, the artist career has been going down hill. In an attempt to revive her music career, she has team up with Liberian musical sensation, F. A. We hope the collaboration ends up being a win win situation for both artists.