Liberian author: Book makes a good Xmas gift

Liberian author Lulu Marshall says the newest edition of her book – A Book of Liberian Parables:  Wise Sayings and Their Simple Interpretations – is a fantastic gift even for the Christmas holidays.   Available online in soft cover and ebook formats, the book is excellently reviewed on the Archway Publishing website: “A Book of Liberian Parables: Wise […]

Bernice Blackie in concert Sunday in Minnesota

Popular Liberian gospel singer Bernice Blackie will be in concert this Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the USA. The multiple award-winning recording star will headline a show that will feature other talented artists as they set ablaze the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with songs of praises and inspiration. Her latest hit single ‘You Change My Story’ will be […]

Technical, vocational education a priority

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe says the provision of technical and vocational education to Liberian youth is a major national priority, which deserves the support of members of the international community and partners. Minister Nagbe said with the huge unemployment among young people, due largely to lack of formal education and vocational skills, there […]

UNESCO conference opens in France

The 38th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO opened today in Paris, France with the organization’s outgoing President  HAO Ping, the Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China and President of the 36th Session of the General Conference announcing the commencement of the proceedings. The chairperson of the Executive Board Mr Mohamed […]

In US, awards bring tears to Liberian artists

Overwhelmed by excitement and not knowing how to react, scores of professional artists from the Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors (LNCA)Inc. of America, recently shed tears when their names were called out one after the other before a record crowd to be awarded; writes James Kokulo Fasuekoi.  The award ceremony was a surprise event set up by […]

Triggerfish releases expanded shortlist

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios has shortlisted 23 features and 12 TV series for the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, out of a whopping 1 378 entries from 30 countries across Africa. Triggerfish had planned to announce a shortlist of 10 features and 10 TV series, but increased this after being pleasantly surprised by both the […]

Bernice Blackie preaches God’s word thru music

There are many Liberian gospel musicians, but only one, Bernice Blackie – so completely embodies the skill and vocal that is transcending Liberian gospel music. Bernice has consistently displayed her genius by combining Liberian and African high-life gospel music, with soul and blues into a fervid, heart changing contemporary gospel.  Over the years, she has […]

Liberia: Staying true to the culture spirit

When a visiting culture minister from the West African country of Liberia recently tried to defend his government’s controversial sale of the Kendeja national cultural shrine during a cultural event in Minnesota, many in the audience scorned and booed him for his apparent lack of “culture sensitivity” and also for trying to take his “government’s […]

Over 1000 African entries to Triggerfish story lab

The Triggerfish Story Lab received a whopping 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers from 30 countries across Africa and its diaspora, all eager to write the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series. “When I told people I expected over 1 000 submissions from across Africa, everyone laughed at me. Ha! Now who’s […]

Liberian artist group to sue government

Artists from the West African state of Liberia residing in the U.S., say they will soon begin legal process aimed to recover their country’s National Cultural Shrine – Kendeja sold to US billionaire eight years ago. Kendeja was sold to Robert L. Johnson, by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government in 2008; reports James Kokulo Fasuekoi. Announcing the […]