New Democrat (Monrovia)

5 December 2012

Liberia: New Day for Liberian Artists

A dream to advance Liberian arts' industry has been announced with plans to honor President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and several Liberians who have made exceptional contribution to the development of Liberia.

The dream will include exploring the reach cultural heritage of the country to protect the works of Liberian artists, which include Liberian fashion designs, music and movies, amongst others.

As the launch of the program, Sat-Menush Production & Entertainment Company in collaboration with Obaa's Girl and Nu Era Incorporated invited international entertainers to grace the occasion.

The honoring event will cover the 21st, 22nd, and 23 of December. On December 21st, President Johnson Sirleaf will be honored for her contribution to the development of the country.

Others to be honored include the lady who prepared the University of Liberia Ode, Ma-Gbassy Kiazolu who worked to transform the Liberian cultural troop.

Another person to be honored is Mr. Oproah Benson, a Liberian artist who owns a fashion institute in Nigeria, Theresa Leigh Sherman who served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Liberia between 2004 and 2006.

Mrs. Mary Brownell, founder of the Liberia Women Initiative and mother of National Security Advisor Henry Boima Fahnbulleh will also be honored.

Launching the dream, the Executive Director of Sat-Menush Production & Entertainment Company Mr. Satu Davis-Harmon said the famous Nigerian singer; Wizz Boy has been invited in the country for the occasion.

Mr. Harmon said some Liberian artists will also be invited to the program to showcase their talent.

He said he decided to work with experienced Liberians who have a wealth of experience to collaborate because this is the first time for such a dream to be fostered.

"Liberia has reached a cultural heritage we need to explore. We also need to protect our arts from going in the drain. It is time we dig out those things that have been hidden," he said.

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