Top-Rated Liberian Artists Missing in Action

first_img3Mighty BlowAbout five years ago, Mighty Blow was the hottest rapper on the block with singles like ‘WWP,’ ‘Old Fire Chunk,’ and ‘Strange Food.’ Shockingly, the one-time favorite rapper has been left in the cold and has not been able to get back his crown as that hit maker. This was the artist who during his heyday as a top artist would hardly be left out of a show promoter’s event. 5K-Zee BignameK-Zee Bigname is not an ordinary rapper. He is a rap legend who is among the few rappers to have scored numerous nationwide hit singles. But in the last two years, the ‘Kountry Chicken’ and ‘Da Who Say’ hit man has not yet been able to produce any major hits.This article will continue in another series…6Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) F.AOver the last decade, there has been many truly talent musicians who made some good impact with their songs. Before their quick fall from grace, these artists were booked for almost every show covering magazines and front pages of newspapers, granting interviews and receiving the superstar treatment from fans.But nowadays, these artists are hard to find on the charts or books like before, and have literally disappeared or lost prominence. For some of them, it’s been ‘ages’ since we saw them or heard of or from them. And for those who have tried to stage a comeback, they have not been able to succeed. Below is the list…1F.AWhen F. A dropped ‘Desire,’ the most popular single so far in his musical career, that was also popular outside Liberia’s borders, he was considered that long awaited star who was going to bring home that MTV Africa Music Award due to his unique voice and lyrical ability.Alas, he fell off the radar before he attained that super stardom status, even at the height of his reign due to the fact that he was unable to drop something hotter after ‘Desire.’ That slowed down his fame and popularity. Even his latest single – ‘Generation Change,’ did not make any impact on the airwaves, and died down in a week’s time. Picador4Picador With hot songs like ‘Chameleon,’ ‘Major Headlines,’ and ‘Dream Girl,’ Picador rocked the airwaves with these single, which pushed him into superstardom and fame. These massive hits brought him huge recognition, and awards. But almost after a decade now, the artist has gone silent and has not been able to come out with any new hit singles. 2Friday the Cell Phone ManFriday the Cell Phone Man became a household name in Liberia with songs like ‘Simple Mistake’, ‘Play Your Low’ and ‘Monrovia Young Geh.’ These bangers rocked the entire country and were almost like national anthems at the time. They earned him rave reviews and saw him perform at sold-out concerts nationwide.But in recent times, he has not been able to maintain his fame despite dropping some good songs like “Banana”- a situation which put him in a kind of perpetual darkness for now.last_img read more

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first_imgFundraising party for the family of injured mail carrier Bill Pinjanthuk, 6-9 p.m. today at Mountasia, 21516 Golden Triangle Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $15 for unlimited golf, go-karts and bumper boats. Call (661) 253-4386. Movies to Talk About film series will present “Last Best Chance,” starring Fred Thompson, 6:30 p.m. today at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733 or visit www.uuofscv.org. “On the Town” will be presented by the Choral Department, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Nov. 17-19 at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival will feature independent films, workshops, music and an awards ceremony, Friday through Sunday at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Visit www.sciffestival.com for a complete schedule of events. Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild 2005 quilt show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Admission: $7; $5 for seniors. Call Eddie Moore at (661) 270-0630. Arts and crafts fair will feature unique handmade items, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Old Orchard Park, 25023 Avenida Rotella, Valencia. Call (661) 286-4079. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Love Ride will begin in Glendale, 9 a.m. Sunday, and culminate at Castaic Lake for a barbecue lunch, trade show and concert. Call Harley-Davidson of Glendale at (818) 246-5618 or visit www.loveride.org. Sierra Club hike from East Canyon to Mission Peak will meet, 9 a.m. Sunday at the entrance to Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Donica Wood at (661) 263-0568. Radio will perform classic rock, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Animal program will discuss owls, 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present two preview performances from its upcoming holiday concert, “Caroling, Caroling!” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia, and 4 p.m. Sunday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call (661) 254-8886. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Valentine’s Traveling Nature Class will feature creepy crawlers and other small animals for children to see, touch and learn about, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. “Moon Over Buffalo” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Nov. 19 at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 294-1188, Ext. 528. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Western and Bluegrass music concert will feature The Pearce Family, Nancy Lee and J.d. Seibert, 7 p.m. Friday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 254-4584. Sierra Hillbillies Square & Round Dance Club will hold a Veterans Day dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801 or visit http://sierrahillbillies.homestead.com. Rob Sherwood and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $11, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Harley-Davidson stunt show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday along Golden Valley Road adjacent to the new Wal-Mart shopping center in Canyon Country. Admission is free. Call (661) 286-4084. last_img read more