The NEWS (Monrovia)

25 February 2013

Liberia: Nimba Burr Rocks Liberians in the UK

Liberia's sensational Diva of seductive, traditional and soulful melody, Nimba Burr rocked the audience at the Post Valentine's Day Liberian Musical Extravaganza held at the Bromford Social Club in Birmingham, UK on 16 February, 2013.

Performing songs from her latest album, "Nimba Burr, The Legend", the Liberian artist, who rose to fame as a child in Liberia, performed her signature ballad "Jingy Jingy", "Remember Me", "Liberia Let's Unite" among others and brought her audiences to their feet.

The musical event was organized by the Liberian owned and British registered Daiqua Media Services Limited headed by Liberian Journalist, Douglas Farngalo.

The Liberian Musical legend expressed thanks and appreciation to her host for inviting her to entertain her fellow Liberians in Britain. She told Liberians at the occasion that she considers herself a "musical ambassador" wherever she travels. However, she frowned on the absence of representatives from the Liberian Embassy accredited to the court of St. James.

She said, as the president of Liberia's principle representative to the UK, the embassy needs to identify itself with initiatives organized for the promotion of Liberian culture in the Diaspora, instead of choosing to stay away. Liberian community Valentine's Day charity fundraisers in past years have drawn full representation at the highest level from the Liberian embassy.

The Liberian lady of soul who once thrilled presidential guests of late presidents William R. Tolbert and Samuel K. Doe as a member of the Liberian culture troupe, promised her audience in the UK and Liberians throughout Europe that she will always respond positively to their call to travel and entertain them whenever requested to do so.

The Post Valentine's Day Liberian Musical Extravaganza was the second of several musical performances scheduled to be held in the UK by Daiqua Media Services Limited.

The first program scheduled for 17 November, 2012 under the distinguished patronage of the Liberian Embassy to the Court of St. James, was postponed to the 22 December, 2012 due to delay in the issuance of visas to guest artists, Sundaygar Dearboy and Quincy T. travelling to the program via Accra, Ghana.

The charity program, titled the Liberian Community Musical Festival, was organized to honour officials of the Liberian Embassy near the Court of St. James, past and present for their sacrificial and selflessness in representing Liberians in the UK, throughout the war and beyond and Liberian community and Charity organizations.

The program was also aimed at providing the artists with the platform to connect with thousands of Liberians in the Diaspora, who sought foreign residences because of the civil crisis but nevertheless appreciate the development of arts and culture from their home country.

Honourees included the Foreign Minister of Liberia, H.E. Augustine Kpehe N'gafuan, Liberia's Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana, Rudolph Vonballmoos, Mr. Wesley Momo Johnson and officials of the Liberian Embassy to the Court of St. James among others.

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