are most Liberian celebrities Facebook fan pages boring and inactive?
Simple answer, because it takes a lot of hard work to run a fan page
than a profile. Most don't want to put in the work. Most of our
celebrities rather market themselves on their Facebook profile or group,
which is less beneficial to the overall goal, than on their fan pages,
which is more profitable for building a fan base. Think about this, why
settle for less, when you can have more by putting in the time and
effort? For those who cares to build that fan base and increase their
online presence and look more legit, slow down on the profile and group
posting, put all energy on the fan page. Yes, it will take time and
hard work, but you will benefit in the end. Here are some tips on how
to run your fan page and increase your following.
1. Amazing Cover PhotoYou want an amazing image that will draw fans in. Have that bad*** picture on the top.
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 29, 2016
On October 28, 2016, music video director/producer Isaac Zeogar welcomed his little princess into the world. The video director was glad to share photos of his little one with fans, no his social media page. Congrats to the new parents.
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 28, 2016
After changing the cast from the last season, Daughters of America is back on set, filming the second season of the web series. I spoke with the producer/lead actress of the show, yesterday. She assured me that her new cast is all about a positive vibe, great chemistry and less drama.
During the last season of the show, I was glued to my computer screen for each episode, digging and admiring the fashion. Yes, the fashion was on point. It seems that this season is going to be even better. Liberian Entertainment Awards Best Fashion Designer, Precious of Precious Pieces, is designing for the cast this year. I know without a doubt, she is going to take the cast on a ride to fashion heaven. Precious is very brilliant and creative. It is great to see two power Liberian women on the same team, something we don't see too often. I'm wishing them success.
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 28, 2016
Another victory for Liberian veteran forward, Anthony Snoti Laffor. Anthony Snoti Laffor
celebrated his success at the club level in South Africa, with the
ABSA Premiership Champions. The Mamelodi Sundowns have been crowned
champions of Africa’s premier club competition, the CAF Champions
Laffor is the first and only Liberian to win the title after the
Sundowns defeated the Egyptian premier league club Zamalek SC with a 3-1
aggregaton, on October 15, 2016, at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe
stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Congrats Anthony, we are proud of you.
Looks like Kevin Gates will be spending the holidays in jail.
The rapper has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor
battery on Wednesday. The charges came from an August 2015 incident in
which the 30-year-old rapper was filmed kicking a woman in the chest
during his concert in Lakeland, Florida.
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 27, 2016
After graduating from The Art Institute of Atlanta, where he obtained
a degree in Culinary Arts, Chef Thalmus decided to become a
restaurateur like his mother. To bear his knowledge as an
executive chef and his passion to share the culinary delights of his
country, he set up LIBFOOD.com,
a gourmet food service company that delivers the unique African soul
food experience of his country to all 50 States within the USA.
In October 2010, LIBFOOD was launched. This service is not limited to Liberians
residing in the United States, but with as many people who desires the experience of African food.
As LIBFOOD has grown, attracting customers across the United States of America, Chef Thalmus has become a
veritable culinary ambassador for Liberia. He has also set his sights on building the first culinary
institute in Liberia to help develop the
country’s culinary traditions.
“We are blessed to have recently
acquired property in Co…
By: Robin Dopoe Jr. | October 27, 2016
Eric Geso’s manager Sonie Grant has dismissed claims that the artist breakup with her while on his way to Australia for a tour.
In a phone called interview with LIB Life, Sonie said all
the news about breaking up on the internet are false and are meant to
help tarnish or take the artist off track on his tour.
She added that she was the one that approved his Australia tour with Deejay Flexz, which kicks off on the 29th of this month.
In a strong tone, Sonie also denied news that Eric used her
to achieve his goal, thereby leaving the country without informing her
and has refused to talk to her since.
“I still managed Eric and I don’t know where this
information is coming from. The artist we are talking about here is
signed to me legally and we talk everyday.
“Right now I just got off the phone with him. I cannot
believe someone is calling Eric ungrateful; it is not fair for an artist
with a noble character.
“Since we started working toge…
A 49-year-old nursing home worker in Ontario has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder spanning several years.
Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer of Woodstock, Ontario, appeared in court on Tuesday morning.
The victims were residents in two long-term care facilities where Ms Wettlaufer worked and were between 75 and 96 years old.
Police said seven of the victims were given a fatal dose of a drug.
The victims were residents of Caressant Care in Woodstock and Meadow Park in London, Ontario.
spokesman Lee Griffi said the accused was a registered nurse and left
their employment approximately two and a half years ago.
deeply regret the additional grief and stress this is imposing on the
families involved," Mr Griffi said in a written statement.
The deaths took place between 2007 and 2014.
Police revealed little details about the motive or
circumstances surrounding the deaths in a press conference held on
Tuesday morning, but said that the i…
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 25, 2016
Many of us have desires to do greatness. We have a desire to change the world with our gifts and talents. Why are we not doing just that? Well, some of us don't know where to start and the rest of us are afraid of the unknown. My Question to you is, what's the worse that could happen?Failure?Come on, as long there is life, there is hope. If you fail, try again and learn from your mistakes. Success is a process, commit to the process. It's the process that will lead you to the outcome. Sometimes, failing and learning from those failures is a part of the process. But, first thing first, you have to get up and give it a try.
Are you willing? Are you willing to get in the game?
Even if you have to climb a mountain, swim across the ocean, accept rejections, get laughed at, get criticize, even if there's no guarantee that you will succeed, even if you are afraid, are you still willing to keep pushing? Because, sometimes, these…
Here’s something we all have in common with Jay Z: He misses the “old
Kanye.” Roc-A-Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke revealed as much
following Kanye West’s surprising rant against his idol last week. Kanye blasted Jay for not personally visiting him after wife Kim Kardashian got robbed in Paris,
for never setting up a playdate with their kids, and for Tidal politics
preventing him from linking up with Drake, an Apple Music artist.
“I was shocked to hear what Kanye said onstage,” Burke told Page Six at his Reasonable Doubt 20th anniversary
pop-up shop on Saturday. “There was never anything rumbling . . . so
when you hear these things in public, it’s a little shocking.” Page Six‘s source previously said Jay Z couldn’t “stand” Kanye
because of his crazy personality and that the mogul can only tolerate
the rapper in “small doses.” While Burke doesn’t go as far to confirm
the source, he does highlight a change in Kanye’s personality that Jay Z
isn’t at all fond of, telling …
The Associated Press reported Friday that Jay Z
was nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside 22 other
artists, including George Michael, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Bryan Adams,
Vince Gill, Babyface, Max Martin, and Kool & the Gang. He is the first rapper in the organization's nearly 50-year history to be considered for the honor.
To be eligible for induction, songwriters have to have a career that spans at least two decades.
The AP reports:
Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters
and two performing songwriters until Dec. 16. Five songwriters, or
songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at a gala in New York on
June 15, 2017.
Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards and Chip Taylor were the artists inducted in 2016.
Hov's debut album, Reasonable Doubt,
premiered in 1996. Fame and acclaim soon followed: The album worked its
way onto Rolling Stone's lit of the 500 best albums of all time, …
Liberia's martial arts champion, Master Junior Pewee Russian and Amos Manneh Sawyer, represented Liberia at the 11th Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu festival, held from October 16th to 20th, 2016 in Zhengzhou, China. As the birthplace of Shaolin Wushu, Zhengzhou City has successfully held
Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival 10 times in the
spirit of friendship, communication, and common progress in the past
twenty-five years since 1991. Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival is a comprehensive
festival comprising of Wushu, business and trade, tourism and culture
exchange. In this Festival, there were lots of activities
including Wushu competition, Taolu Competitions, Wushu performances,
Chinese Martial Arts Duan Wei Exam，Chinese martial arts training and
exchange，grand evening party, Greeting ceremony in Dengfeng，sightseeing
of Shaolin Temple, Zen Music ShaoLin Grand Ceremony, and other culture
Liberia's number one sensational artist, DenG, was nominated for MTV MAMA 2016 Listener's Choice award. The artist flew to Johannesburg, South Africa, for the award ceremony, knocking elbows with the "best of the best" in the African music industry. C Liberia Clearly caught up with DenG this morning, asking him 5 questions about his overall experience. 1. What was your initial reaction when you first heard that you was nominated for MTV Base Africa Listener's Choice award? I was very surprised and shocked when I first heard that I was nominated for MTV Base Africa Listener's Choice Award. I thought I was dreaming and wondering how did it happened, but I later came to myself and remembered that people been giving me feedback, telling me that my songs are playing outside of Liberia. Shout out to Alice Yawo, she did extremely well with my career. 2. What was it like being at the event with the "best of the best" in the African music industry? We ar…
The MTV Africa Music Awards was dope. The red carpet, definitely on point, I loved it, loved it, loved it. The actual ceremony was amazing, performances top notch. I had the to opportunity to watch it, no disappointment for me, this year. The nomination list was full with all well deserving artists, unfortunately, there's only one award per category. Check out the winners below. MTVMAMA 2016 Winners ListBest Male Wizkid (Nigeria)Best Live Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)Best Group Sauti Sol (Kenya)Best Female Yemi Alade (Nigeria)Best Pop/Alternative Shekinah (South Africa)/ Kyle Deutsch (South Africa)MAMA Legend Hugh Makesela (South Africa)Listener’s Choice Award Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe)Personality of the Year in association with DStv Caster Semenya (South Africa)Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” (South Africa/Nigeria)Best Video of the year Youssoupha (Congo)Best Francophone Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast)Best L…
Lifestyle blogger Habiba Da Silva has launched Skin, a line of hijabs meant both for men and women. The
collection — which has already sold out — currently includes four
options priced at about $25 each, and are named for a different
characteristic of marriage. They're also each in a different language.
The lightest hijab shade is called Zaffeh, meaning "wedding march" in
Arabic. Next is Rukhsati, Urdu for the "sending off" of the groom and
his family with the bride. Second to last is Aroosadda, which means
"bride" in Somali, and the darkest hijab is called Aure, which means
"marriage" in Hausa.
Habiba told Buzzfeed News,
"I wanted to do something where everybody was [included] and I wanted
to showcase different people together. I wanted to break the barrier of
having too many companies who just used lighter-skin models."
most of the response to Skin has been positive, Habiba has encountered
some negative feedback…
South Africa has formally begun the
process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC),
notifying the UN of its decision.
South Africa did not want to execute ICC arrest warrants which would lead to "regime change", a minister said.
Minister Michael Masutha said at a press conference that the government
would table legislation in parliament to withdraw South Africa from the
The Rome Statute, under which the ICC was set up, required the arrest of heads of state for whom a warrant was issued.
consequence of this would be "regime change" and the statute was
incompatible with South African legislation which gave heads of state
diplomatic immunity, he added.
Human Rights Watch has criticised South Africa's decision.
Africa's proposed withdrawal from the International Criminal Court
shows startling disregard for justice from a country long seen as a
global leader on accountability for victims of the…
Senegalese-American hip-hop star Akon is in Liberia to endorse Liberia's plan to outsource oversight of its primary education
system to a U.S.-based for-profit company.
Akon's visit comes six months after the nation
unveiled plans to allow Bridge International Academies to write
curricula and train teachers.
Some Liberian educators denounce the plan and say the country
should focus on improving salaries and not cede control of schools to
In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Akon said
the partnership could be helpful, and he disagrees with those who argue
the government should be responsible for everything.
Artists coming together on a record, that's musical heaven!!!,
especially for fans of both artists.
Being the musical genius that I am when it comes to recognizing hits, let me put a heavenly collaboration list together for you guys, all we need is to turn it into reality. .
1. Traditional meets KolluQue music. A collaboration with DenG and Friday the cellphone man is a guarantee hit, of course with Friday singing in his dialect. You get where I'm going with this one, right?
2. I'm surprised this union hasn’t come together already. Bernice Blackie and Tracey Jones, aw, nothing but sweetness.
3. Kizzy W and Mai Myer. I'm talking talent, sex appeal, the whole nine yards.
4. Erigeso and G-rize. So so electrical energy right there. Just what we need to stir up the scene.
5. Let's crump it up with Mazee Blanco, Bucky raw, Christoph and Jodi Clarke. Geniussss. I bet you didn't see that coming, that will be a great blend of c…
Let me ask you a Question, are you a victim or a professional musician? If you are reading this post, you are or working on becoming a professional musician. Let's act like the professionals that we are and stop sabotaging our own careers. Here are three signs that you are sabotaging your success.
1. USING YOUR LACK OF MONEY AS A SELLING POINT.
This is one of the most common mistakes musicians make when contacting a
music professional. You want the aid of an expert, but you begin your
sentence with a variation of all of your money issues. The most common
begins with “I am a struggling artist without money.” If you are
working with a music industry professional, chances are that person has
also chosen the love of music over an amazing financial return. You
should not be placing the burden of your financial responsibility on the
person or business you want to help you. The only signal this sends is
that you’re not yet ready.
If the world was perfect, musicians would need just their voices to succeed. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and it takes way more than talent to make it in the music business. Musicians have to go through many battles to make it to the top. As an artist moves from one stage to another in their career, their struggles change. All musicians struggle, but not all musicians struggle with the same thing. There are three stages to a musical career. The new artist stage The in-between stageThe seasoned artist stage Each artist goes through a different kind of struggle based on the stage in their career. The new artists struggle with standing out and finding fans, the seasoned
artists fight to stay relevant and not lose fans, and artists that are in-between
have to find ways to spread the word about themselves. But, all of that, is not the hardest part of the music business. So, what is the hardest part of the music business? It is not coming…
On October 17, 2016, MacDella Cooper annouced her interest in contesting for 2017 presidential elections, at a resort in Monrovia. Cooper is
the assumed political leader of the Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD),
recognized and certificated by the National Elections Commission (NEC).
“We have gathered here because we believe in the prospects and
potentials of our great country. Liberia is the greatest country I have
ever known. Though we have had a lot of setbacks as a people as well as
having a situation in the past when only a minute portion of the
country’s population enjoyed the wealth of the land…with a MacDella
Cooper presidency we will make Liberia a great nation where everyone
will be treated equally and given the same opportunities to bring out
the best in them. I can’t change the whole world but I can help our kids and young
people get better education that will lead to a better future. These
will be the ones who’ll transform our nation," She said during he…
According to FrontPageAfrica, nearly 2,000 Liberians are
awaiting deportation in both Canada and the United States of America. About 1,500 Liberians
awaiting deportation in the United States while another 60 in Canada are
awaiting deportation to Liberia.
“The challenge is we have to move it. The U.S. State Department has
been working with us to see how this can be resolved but time is running
out,” a diplomatic source in Washington told FrontPageAfrica last
“The Canadian government, too, have a certain number they want us to
get out as well. It is a threat to countries that are not moving their
people out of the system in America and Canada. We need to remove them.”
FPA has gathered that those awaiting deportation have been engaged in
a wave of criminal convictions, including possession of control
substances, counterfeiting fiscal assault, domestic abuse, robbery and a
host of other crimes.
Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, Ambassador to Washington when contacted
The Confederation of African Football announced its 30-man list for the
continent’s best player on Saturday with Liberia national team striker William Jebor nominated for the
African Player of the Year Award. For the continent based players’ category, Jebor, 25, will compete
against goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune of Kaiser Chiefs, Khama Billiat,
Keegen Dolly and keeper Denis Onyango, all of Mamelodi Sundowns in the
South African Premier League (PSL).
He will have to battle European based stars like
Leister City forward Riyah Mahrez (Algeria), the legendary Samuel Eto,
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Dortmund’s Pierre Emerick
Aubameyang, who currently holds the award.
On 13 October 2015, Jebor scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win in
Guinea-Bissau. He scored another hat-trick in a CAF 2017 qualification
match in Monrovia, between Djibouti and Liberia, becoming the only
Liberian senior national football team player to score a hat-trick more
than once in an international tourn…
By Berenice Mulubah 10/17/2016
Good morning love ones. The sole purpose of this article is to help entertainers build a strong fan base. The phrase 'target audiences' is a popular phrase in business, but not a familiar phrase to the Liberian entertainment industry, which is a young startup industry. When you ask most Liberian musicians, who are their target audience, they will tell you, "the world." Which is not a realistic goal. A major step in a successful business plan, is making realistic goals and having the whole world as your target audience is not realistic. As you progress in your music career, one of the essential components to your success will lie in the establishment of a solid business plan. Let's get down to making that business plan, including establishing a target audience.
What is a target audience? (In my Liberian voice), dah pepo dem who will buy your music. These are the fans who are going to attend your concerts, buy your
shirts and e…
“We filed this lawsuit because of BET’s outrageous conduct.”
Gabrielle Union, the lead actress of Being Mary Jane, has filed a breach-of-contract
lawsuit against BET, seeking $3 million in damages.
“We filed this lawsuit because of BET’s outrageous conduct toward its No. 1 star on its highest rated show,” Union’s attorney Marty Singer told Deadline.
The 17-page lawsuit, which Deadline has provided here, claims BET wants Union to film two 10-episode seasons of Jane
back to back, despite the fact that her contract calls for each season
to be a maximum of 13 episodes. The back-to-back filming exceeds that
maximum, and will also seemingly prohibit Union from taking a break
Additionally, Singer says this would affect Union’s salary.
The star is currently making $150,000 per episode of Season 4, and is to
receive a raise each season.
“Although BET represented and assured Ms. Union before she agreed to perform in Being Mary Jane
that it would never produce mo…
But wait nah, you know I had to find out the real reason why Master Queen left. I wasn't buying the little cute sentimental bye bye. I had a one on one conversation with the Diva and here's the real juice.
"I feel like I have out grown Hot Fm. Don't get me wrong, it is a great platform and they have treated me well, but there is so much I want to do for the entertainment industry, that I don't think I would have accomplished staying at Hot Fm. My power at Hot Fm was limited. I want to be able to uplift the musicians and uplift entertainers as a whole. Capitol Fm is going to give me the liberty to really promote the entertainers as I desire." Master Queen
Ah, dah it there oh, Hot Fm was holding the girl back from growing. I hope Capitol Fm is not just giving empty promises oh, they better deliver.
Liberian upcoming artist WF DOC made a huge leap in the
independent music business when he collaborated with Platinum selling
& Famed Chicago rapper, TWISTA. They both created a masterpiece in a
song titled MULA DANCE. https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/mula-dance-feat.-twista-single/id1132278474
After completing what would be the
biggest single in WF DOC’s music career to date, he began to solicit
radio promotions, marketing, and street promotions to get this record
out to the masses.
He realized and experienced an
exhausting process which finally landed him in Miami with Steven Machat.
Steven Machat is an entertainment lawyer who has worked
with Wu Tang Clan, Ozzy Osbourne, amongst
other clients. He is also running as Florida candidate for
the U.S. Senate office.
WF DOC presented his material &
played some of his music to Steven Machat. Mr. Machat was impressed with
the music including collaborative songs that the artist presented. He
then drafted a contract th…
PRESS RELEASE - LAUNCH OF LIBERIA NATIONAL POLICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND CLASS OF 2016/17
(Monrovia, Liberia) October 7, 2016 – The International Development
Law Organization (IDLO) today presented the LNP Professional Development
Fund Class of 2016/17, which comprises of more than forty female police
officers from the Liberia National Police (LNP), who will undertake
professional skills training, as part of broader efforts to increase
access to justice for Liberians, in particular survivors of Sexual and
Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
The launch event was attended by Hon. Gregory O.W. Coleman, Inspector
General of the LNP, and forty-five female police officers, who will
make up the first class of the program, which is funded by the United
States Department of State.
Susie T. Telleh, a beneficiary of the fund, hailed the opportunity as
“timely, promising and welcoming. This will help promote and advance
the overall dream and long-standing aspiration of female police …