Liberian Artists Oppose New Group…Encourage Colleagues To Attend Nat’l Confab
A group of Liberian Artists have raised serious concern over the emerging of a new group under the banner of the Arts & Culture Council of Liberia. The group of Liberian musicians, firm producers and actors who walked into the offices of The INQUIRER late yesterday evening said the establishment of the Arts & Culture Council of Liberia is fraudulent and does not in any way represent the views and aspirations of the Entertainment Industry of Liberia.
In separate interviews with some of the artists and actresses, they complained that Kona Khasu who is the brain behind the newly established group did not inform any member of the entertainment industry about the establishment of the group but fraudulently solicited signatures from members of the group as signatories to the document that was crafted.
The group of Liberian Artists said the declaration of the Arts & Culture does not in any way represent them and are therefore calling on the public not to give credence to the document.
At the same time, the Liberians artists said they have planned a national conference to be spearheaded by the Liberian Senate to adopt a resolution that will represent the views of all Liberian artists. According to the group of Liberian artists, the conference was proposed by the Senate Committee on Arts & Culture headed by Maryland County Senator, John Ballout.
The Liberian artists including Liberia’s foremost folk musical artist, S. Michael Davies, alias Sundaygar Dearboy, Amb. Kanvee Gain-Adams, Tony Kaebedeh, Ophelia Dawolo, Courage Borbor, MOV, C.K. Forte among others said they will honor the conference that is to be held under the aegis of the Liberian Senate but will not subscribe to that of the bogus group calling itself, Arts & Culture Council of Liberia.
Meanwhile, a group of Liberian artists are calling on all artists of Liberia including those in the movie, music, fine art and others to be part of the planned conference to determine the future and not to allow anyone to determine their future.