Musician Union of Liberia to Honor Anti-Ebola Song

first_imgIn an effort to recognize the meaningful and worthy contribution made by Liberian artists during the fight against the Ebola Virus, the president of Musicians Union of Liberia, Cecil Griffiths, has said that the union will honor some of its members for their role played in the fight against Ebola. He added that during the height of the Ebola crisis, anti-Ebola songs by Liberian musicians were instrumental in raising awareness. The artists who did these songs were for the most part self-supported and only a few were ever sponsored.“This honoring program is being planned to appreciate the artists for their level of work done in helping to eradicate Ebola from Liberia, he said, adding that the honor will come in two phases. According to him, the first phase will be awarded to individual artists who single- handedly sang anti-Ebola songs.  The second phase will be awarded to group songs.He disclosed that the honor will be extended on the basis of merit and for the amount of anti-Ebola songs an artist must have played over air during the Ebola crisis.  The program will meet international standards, he promised, and music videos will be previewed on stage prior to each award.He also indicated that the program is the beginning of many initiatives to be  undertaken by the Musician Union, designed  to support the industry.“We are still working on plans with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) to use the Centennial Pavilion as  the venue, but full preparation has already been made for the program to be held on  May 30, 2015,” he explained.The Union welcomes  more support for the program, he added.An insider from the office of the Union confided to LIB Life that the song “Ebola is Real,” made by Deng, Soul Fresh and F.A,  will be awarded as an anti-Ebola song made by a group.  Other songs to be honored include “Hope Song,” produced by  Liberian Artists Together For Advancement (LATA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man remanded for murder of drinking buddy

first_imgAn afternoon of drinking which turned deadly has left one man dead and one before the court charged for murder.Twenty-two-year-old Eno Charles appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge of unlawful killing.The charge against him alleged that on March 22, 2018, at Barima, North WestEno CharlesDistrict, Region One (Barima-Waini),he killed Lawrence Leon.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield who told the court that in his bid to escape punishment, the accused attempted to cross the Venezuela boarder.As such, bail was denied and Charles was remanded to prison. He will return to court on May 21.According to reports, the men who are known to each other, were imbibing together when an argument broke out between them. As such Lawrence reportedly attacked Charles and attempted to injure him; however, Charles was able to arm himself, stabbing the now dead man.Both men were subsequently rushed to hospital but Lawrence later succumbed to his injuries.last_img read more