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

Ex-GDF officer jailed for 22 years

first_imgMurder accused: Marc AngoyMarc Angoy of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment by Justice Navindra Singh after pleading to a lesser count of manslaughter.The 44-year-old was accused of killing 13-month-old Arianne Gill and feloniously wounding the child’s aunt, Ashley Wellington, on October 18, 2015, at Eastville Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD).After his plea, he was sentenced to 14 years for the murder and another eight for the felonious wounding. The sentences will run concurrently.Angoy was represented by Attorney-at-Law Mark Conway while the State was represented by Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed.The shooting reportedly stemmed from a restraining order that was taken out against him by his former lover, Shelly Norton, after being a victim of physical abuse.It was reported that the former Guyana Defence Force member was previously charged, but later acquitted, for the murder of a man in 1998 at Twelve and a Half Miles Issano, Mazaruni, Region Seven.However, during his confession, Angoy reportedly told detectives that he was angry that the woman had filed the restraining order although he gave her everything she wanted to live a comfortable life.On the day in question, he reportedly went to Norton’s Annandale, ECD home with the intention of killing her. Armed with a gun and peering through a window, the suspect reportedly fired into the house.The bullets struck and killed 13-month-old Arianne Gill and wounded her 12-year-old aunt, Ashley Wellington.Dead: Arianne Gilllast_img read more