By: Berenice Mulubah | October 29, 2016 C Liberia Clearly Fan Club Member The C Liberia Clearly Fan Club held its first meeting on Oct. 29, with a great success. The club’s members include Landis Gus Komosee, Milton Klechee, Menena Smith, Joel Edward Gblee, Mariama Warlo, Ruth Sumo, Tarse Tarse Tarwayson and Veronica Dennis. One of the perks of running a fan club is to get special items no one else gets, like receiving the fan T-shirts first and more. C Liberia Clearly is very honored to have fans who are willing to devote considerable time and resources to supporting this blog. Expect great things from these amazing individuals.
By: Berenice Mulubah Why 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 Photo You want an amazing image that will draw fans in. Have that bad*** picture on the top. 2. U
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 29, 2016 Isaac Zoegar with his daughter Alicia P. Cole 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 Precious Pieces and Love Weah 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 King of African club football, Anthony Snoti Laffor 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 League. 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.
Kevin Gates 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 Chef Thalmus Hare 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
By: Robin Dopoe Jr. | October 27, 2016 Sonie Grant and Eric Geso 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
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. Caressant spokesman Lee Griffi said the accused was a registered nurse and left their employment approximately two and a half years ago. "We 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 t
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, sometim
By: Berenice Mulubah | October 24, 2016 Shadowman Shadowman released a brand new music video today for his song "Zorkor " . Have you had the chance to watch it yet? If you want to check out Shadown's brand new video, you can watch it on HERE .
Jay Z and Kanye 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
Jay Z and Beyonce 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 li
Master Junior Pewee Russian at the 11th Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival 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 Sha
DenG, Juliet Ibrahim and Brigitte Rouhana 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
MTVMAMA2016 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 List Best 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)
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." While most of the response to Skin has been positive, Habiba has encountered some neg
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. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said at a press conference that the government would table legislation in parliament to withdraw South Africa from the ICC. The Rome Statute, under which the ICC was set up, required the arrest of heads of state for whom a warrant was issued. The 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. "South 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 t
Akon in Liberia 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 outsiders. 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.
Berenice Mulubah 10/20/1016 Mai Myer on Afrimma 2016 red carpet 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
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. Flip It: Instead of leading with y
Berenice Mulubah 10/19/2016 Berenice Mulubah 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 stage The 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
MacDella Cooper 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,&qu
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 weekend. “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 contacte
Willaim Jebor 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 o
By Berenice Mulubah 10/17/2016 Berenice mulubah 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 conce
"By Grace Ye Are Saved" by Dreamer W.O.C Records presents 'By Grace Ye Are Saved' by hip hop gospel artist Dreamer. The album debuted on October 15, 2016. It is consisted of 9 inspirational tracks. Check out the album Here
“We filed this lawsuit because of BET’s outrageous conduct.” Gabrielle Union on Being Mary Jane 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 between seasons. 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 per
Master Queen 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.
U.S. Senate candidate Steven Machat 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 collaborativ
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 f