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Foreign Ward marries the mother of his child: gives her a beautiful tribute on social media

On August 28, 2016, Liberian rapper, Foreign Ward pulled out his heart on social media, confessing his appreciation for his bride, Mrs. Lorpu Kollie.  The newlywed tied the knot on August 20, 2016.  To put a little gossip on the cake, Lorpu is the ex of Hipco artist, Rawpekin.  Rumor has it, Rawpekin was very heartbroken during the break up.  Well, there is a happy ending to all this, a wedding. Check out some photos from the wedding and Foreign beautiful tribute.  
"I remember being dead broke with no job and she cared for me and loved me. I remember her sleeping in the car with me because I didn't have a place to stay at the moment, but she never complained or made me feel less of a man. I knew she would be the woman I spend the rest of my life with, because I told myself if I don't LOVE, CHERISH & MARRY this woman, I will be the biggest fool on this planet. My life story is deeper than what you guys see on social media. Thank God for his blessings." Fo…

Meet the Nigerian guy that stole Lupita Nyong’o’s heart

Hollywood star, Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly having romance with a Nigerian. His name is Mobolaji Dawodu, a fashion editor at UK’s GQ Style.  The duo have been dating for six months after being introduced by friends, his pal told US Weekly.
Lupita became more popular when she won a Best Actress Oscar in 2013 for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Last year, Lupita parted ways with Somali rapper K’naan. She had also been linked with American actor Jared Leto in the past.

Prominent Liberian Journalist, Mamadee Diakita Has Died

Mamadee Diakita, a journalist, civil rights activist and radio personality, from Prime Fm radio station team, passed at 4am, on August 30, 2016, at the SD Cooper's hospital.  Cause of death is yet unknown.  The journalist was rushed to the hospital last night when he felt sick.  RIP Comrade.

Debbah Assembles the Lone Stars for Liberia /Tunisia Crucial Nations Cup Qualifier: Jebor, Weeks, Laffor and Johnson Lead the line

By Boakai Kamara 
The Head Coach of the Liberia National football team has released the list of players to be feature in Liberia’s most crucial Nation’s Cup decider, the game against Tunisia on Saturday, September 3 in Tunis. Coach James Salinsa Debbah has invited over 20 foreign and local based players for the crunch match that will determine whether Liberia goes to Gabon 2017 Nations Cup Finals. The team has  recalled Serbian-based defender Omega Roberts Alamadine, Lithuanian-based Murphy Dorley, Dominic Tarpeh Doe who plays his club football in South Africa and young Van Dave Harmon who plays in Senegal. William Jebor, Theo Weeks, Anthony Laffor, Teah Dennis and Dioh Williams are among the notable regulars recalled by Debbah for the match. The team selected by Debbah will also line up against the Local Atlas Lions of Morocco in an international friendly on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. James Debbah told Liberia Football Today he's gong to Tunisia to secure qualification. Deb…

Major Key Alert: Tiwa Savage and DJ Khaled

About a year ago, she broke the internet with her sobbing story, telling the world about her difficult marriage.  This year, for the artist, it's about signing with Roc Nation, attending "Fem the Future" and being spotted around town with DJ Khaled.  Last night, the two were together again at athe VMA.  








Tunes Liberia’s Top-5 Downloads (Aug. 14 - 20)

Here we are again, counting down the top five most downloaded songs from Liberia's biggest music portal, Tunes Liberia, for the week ending August 20, 2016.  This week we have few changes in the chart that came from new released singles.  Check it out. 

  #5: Young Sotee - Hard Bar
  The saying, “hard work yields possible fruit” is working in favor of this young industry crooner, based on his song position on the chart. “Hard Bars” was uploaded on Tunes Liberia with other great songs but it managed to catch the hearts of the site visitors. This is a great beginning for this lad, and hope he continues.

  #4: Young Zee - Boiling
  Young Zee fought hard to grab a place on the chart, beating lots of other good songs. Still a newcomer in the industry, the rapper is doing everything possible to cement his place. “Boiling” is still striving to make hit in the industry but the song does have a good number of downloads. You can't tell whether this single will replicate the suc…

Mezonic - Kelewele Love

M.R.P.E, LLC Presents Kelewele Love by Mezonic  Listen Below 



Tunes Liberia’s Top-5 Downloads (Aug. 7 to Aug. 13)

by: Robin C L Dopoe Jr
Here we are this week with the top five downloaded songs from Tunes Liberia, Liberia’s biggest music portal, for the week ending August 13, 2016.
5. Speedo’o – Choices
4. Trey Milli – Put that thing on Me
3. Oshine – No Time
2. Soul Fresh – What Your Want
1. Soul Fresh – No Case
# 5: Speedo – “Choices”
At the number five spot is Liberia’s fastest rapper Speedo, who a few months ago won his first career awards with the Liberian Music Awards, walking away with two awards. His flow on this song is massive, but the song is not really making waves on the streets. It is making waves online and on streaming sites.
# 4: Trey Milli Features Christoph and Chiller Coolnanee - “Put That Hang on Me”
The song from this new industry lad is epic with a catchy hook, and continuing like this will surely give him a great music career. Trey Milli got it right by having two of Liberia’s finest upcoming rappers on the song, who helped give the song an incredible flow.

Power of the People: How a Liberian Clan Took on an International Palm Oil Company—and Won

Posted by “Even if you were to bring guns and machetes, we would still stand for our land. We would not fight [you]…but we would face you non-violently, and we would stand…You will not take [our land].”
That’s the message Joseph Cheo Johnson—a chief elder in Grand Bassa County, Liberia—has for anyone seeking to claim the land upon which his people have lived for generations. And judging by his clan’s success in preventing a powerful multinational company from expanding onto their territory, he means it.
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Standing over 6 feet tall and dressed in his traditional regalia, Chief Elder Cheo cuts an imposing figure during a village meeting in Blayah Town, Liberia. Speaking emphatically in Bassa—the name of both the local dialect and his people’s tribe—he has the air of a strict parent imparting an important lesson to his children. But then Cheo’s stern expression softens, his face collapses into a broad smile, and he begins to lead the group in song and dance.

Ellen Receives US-based Liberia Delegation on Renewing Support for Dual Citizenship

Monrovia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 received an eleven member delegation from the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota.
The delegation was headed by Mr. Momodu Kemokai.
According to an Executive Mansion, the delegation commended President Sirleaf for her leadership, which has kept the country safe for over 13 years now and for the efforts made thus far in tackling the country’s development challenges.
They thanked the Liberian leader for steps taken to establish in Consulate in Minnesota and encouraged the government to take further actions aimed at operationalizing the Minnesota Consulate, nothing that it will serve as a relief for the over 35, 000 Liberians residing in that part of the United States of America.
The OLM delegation also called for the special office on Diaspora matters to handle issuing concerning Liberians abroad who are interested in remaining engaged with the country and to provide them the much needed services a…

Liberia’s Supreme Court Summons Feuding Legislators

The Liberian Supreme Court will hear Monday from the feuding sides of the country’s House of Representatives. About 40 of the 73 members of the House want Speaker Alex Tyler to recuse himself while he faces criminal bribery charges.
A grand jury indicted Tyler, other government officials, a Liberian businessman and a foreign mining company in May following a report by London-based advocacy group Global Witness.
“We are cognizant that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. So, we are not asking him to be removed but we want him to recuse himself until he’s vindicated," Representative Edwin Snowe, a former speaker of the house and vocal Tyler opponent told VOA.
"We are not looking for a speaker who after sitting on a defendant’s bench and after his case comes back to preside over the House of Representatives,” Snowe said.
The Global Witness report says more than $950,000 in bribes and other suspicious payments were made to top Liberian officials …

Usain Bolt caught in risque pics, video despite girlfriend

A student has shared photos of what appear to be her in bed with Olympic legend Usain Bolt.
Jady Duarte, 20, posted pictures to WhatsApp which seem to show the Jamaican sprint king, who has a long-term girlfriend, cuddling and kissing her.
Usain Bolt appears to hug 20-year-old student Jady Duarte from behind in one snap. Bolt appears to kiss Jady Duarte on the cheek in another picture despite it being revealed by the Sun on Sunday he has a girlfriend.
In one photo a topless Bolt appears to hug Jady, wearing a white vest, from behind while the other looks like he is kissing her on the cheek.

The pictures were shared by the Brazilian student and have appeared on several news outlets in her home country including El Globo.

2C Performances at PXP Fest 2016

Created by global DJ, promoter & entrepreneur DJ Fully Focus for Passport Entertainment Group, LLC. PXP festival is aimed at bridging cultures through music. Liberian artist 2C was in the mixed of it all on August 13, 2016, showcasing his talent on stage and rubbing elbows with some big names backstage. Checkout few pictures from the event.








Which Artists President Obama Is Listening To: Summer POTUS playlist

Making the any country's president playlist is definitely a morale boost for any artist,
 even a bigger deal when it’s the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Obama recently dropped his 2016 summer day and night playlist tagged ‘Summer POTUS playlist’ and it’s been a big deal on social media.
Artistes like Wale, Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, Jidennaand others made the 39-track playlist.
Check out the list.
Obama’s summer playlist

Top 10 Fastest People In The World Of All Time

It's the Olympic season and the whole world is watching.  Some of us are getting motivated, we want to go out and be more active.  I know I do and I know you do too.  My motivation lead me into doing some research on the fastest people in the world. Why? To study them and find out the "why and how"  they do what they do. Just in case you are curious as I am.  Here is the most recent list.  Check it out below.  
10. Bruny Surin: He ran his fastest on August 22, 1999.  His run time in the 100m race was 9.84s.  9. Donovan Bailey: He ran his fastest on July 27, 9196.  His run time in the 100m race was 9.84s. 8. Steve Mullings: He ran his fastest in 2001. His fast run time in the 100m race was 9.80s. 7. Justin Gatlin: He ran his fastest in 2006.  His run time in the 100m race was 9.79s. 6. Maurice Greene: He ran his fastest in 1994. His run time in the 100m race was 9.79s. 
5. Nesta Carter: He ran his fastest in 2010. His fastest run time in the 100m race was 9.78s. 4. Asafa Powell…

Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte, 3 Other U.S. Swimmers Robbed at Gunpoint

Taxi carrying the 4 was stopped by thieves posing as police, USOC saysByWill Connors and Rachel Bachman Updated Aug. 14, 2016 1:30 p.m. ET  RIO DE JANEIRO—Four members of the U.S. swim team, including medalist Ryan Lochte, were robbed at gunpoint in Rio on Saturday night, according to a USOC spokesman. The four swimmers—Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen and Lochte—left a party at the France House near Rio’s lagoon early Sunday morning in a taxi, and were headed back to the Olympic Village in the western part of the city, according to the spokesman.
“Their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes’ money and other personal belongings,” USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said. “All four athletes are safe and cooperating with authorities.”
–– ADVERTISEMENT –– The IOC had earlier on Sunday denied that Lochte had been a victim.
Lochte is one of the U.S. team’s most familiar faces, having …

Liberian Based In U.S. Tobias Bowen Deported From UK Stands Trial In U.S. For Sexually Abusing a Child

CLAY, N.Y. — Six years ago, Tobias A. Bowen fled the country in an attempt to escape charges accusing him of sexually abusing a child in Clay. Bowen, 49, who used to live at 4783 Norstar Blvd., Clay, was arrested in March 2010 and charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act. He’s accused of having sex with a child who was younger than 17 for years old. Shortly after posting bail, Bowen left the country — fleeing over 4,000 miles to Liberia, his native country, said Sgt. Jon Seeber, a spokesman for the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office. More than six years later, Bowen has been returned to Onondaga County, Seeber announced Friday. Bowen was arrested in April 2014 after stepping off an airplane in London, Seeber said. He was recently extradited back to the United States and will appear Friday before an Onondaga County Court judge. During his years on the run, Bowen traveled thousands of miles and ran one of Liberia’s biggest public hospitals. He was …

Liberia Government vs Media: LIB 24 105.1 Shutdown by government

By Boakai Kamara | August 13, 2016
After about a month of closing down Voice FM, which was accused of using 102.7 frequency illegally, the government of Liberia has again closed another radio station, LIB 24 105.1.  The station got shutdown early Saturday morning, on grounds that it has not been able to pay taxes to the government of Liberia.  The station which is owned by presidential candidate B.Urey, has been operating for the passed ten years. According to our source, the station was closed down when the CEO  of voice FM, Mr. Henry Costa,  during his talked show, told the people of Liberia that the president of Liberia is one of the big-boy-one in the on going global witness report saga. There are heavily armed men from the Liberia national police presently posted at the office of LIB 24 radio and TV office on tenth street Sinkor.



Jodi Clarke - Baygeeo

Jodi Clarke debut his first traditional song called Baygeeo.  Check out the video below. 



Liberia at 2016 Rio Olympic Update: Emmanuel Matadi

Emmanuel Matadi (born 15 April 1991) is a Liberian athlete competing in sprinting events.[2] He won 2015 division 2 NCAA national titles in the 100m and 200m at Minnesota State, Mankato. Matadi also won the bronze medal in the 200 metres at the 2016 African Championships. He is competing in the Men's 100m at 2016 Rio Olympic.
RESULTS 2016 RIO OLYMPIC:
100 meters
Saturday August 13th @ 11:30 am EST
Round 1
Heat 4 Lane 5 Run time: 10:31
Finish position @ 6th place.  Emmanuel Matadi didn't Qualify for the semi final round. Watch video below.

Liberia at 2016 Rio Olympic Update: Mariam Kromah

ATHLETIC HISTORY: Mariam Kromah is a Liberian 400 meter runner, who ran a school record time of 53 seconds in the 400 meters for the University of Southern Mississippi. Kromah placed third at the C-USA Championship, earning third team honors. She will make her first Olympic appearance in Rio.


RESULTS: 400 meters

Saturday August 13th @ 10:30 am EST
Round 1
Heat 6
Lane 8
Run time 51:72 seconds
Finish position @ 5th place.  Mariam Kromah didn't Qualify for the semi final round. Watch video below.




Suspicious armed men attacked the Headquarters of the Special Presidential Task Force

Boakai Kamara | August 13, 2016 
Suspicious armed men attacked the Headquarters of the Special Presidential Task Force on early Friday morning leaving one of the security guards with minor injuries.
At about 2:45 am on Friday, August 12, 2016, eight men who were dressed in Black outfits; armed with single barrel guns and other deadly weapons broke into the main fence of the building holding the offices of the tripartite body.
The men attempted to penetrate into the premise but were however repelled by the security guards who were on duty.
The evidence Safe situated within the building was not breached as everything remains intact at the Task Force.
Meanwhile, officers at the Liberia National Police (LNP) have launched a forensic probe into the matter.

House of Representatives Republic of Liberia: Divided House

Boakai Kamara | August 13, 2016 
The House of Representatives is now divided with 34 Lawmakers on the side of House Speaker, Alex Tyler while 34 are also on the side of the anti –Tyler Lawmakers (Majority members). August 11,2016 session was held in separate chambers with House Speaker, Alex Tyler presiding over his 34 colleagues in their regular session on the other hand, Deputy House Separate, Hans Barchue presided over the ‘majority members’ with two different agendas. The “ majority members” in their session read and indorsed a petition to have House Speaker, Alex Tyler recuse himself as head of that body. of the House of representatives calling itself" majority members" have signed a resolution in a separate session to have house speaker, Alex Tyler recuse himself as House Speaker. The resolution which was read by Lasanah Sannoie, one of Rep.Acarous Moses Gray close confidants was signed by forty members of the House of Representative in the joint chambers. According t…

Photos: Battle of the States 2016 - Media Day Event

The 2016 Battle of the States  Soccer tournament is on.  It is happening right now in Charlotte, NC. 26 soccer teams from around the United States of America, all brought together in Charlotte NC for a tournament  by one of Charlotte's hottest promoter, Tashiki Alex Sonpon.  The tournament  kicked off on August 12, 2016 with a Media Day.   The players and coaches were interviewed and had the opportunity to meet their fans.  Check out few photos from the day.








Punchline Reverend - Preach

Preach by Punchline Reverend from his mixtap Preach.  Listen below.   Listen Here