If you are a fan of my work then you probably follow my daily posts on my personal page or our blog’s posts on, Liberian stars views’. There was a recent accident that happened where a blog (All Things Ankara) owned by a Nigerian lady refused to give proper credit to one of our well-respected and award-winning designer, Crystal Woyen’s. The credit she rightfully deserves. Although they tried to give credit but she tried her best to keep Crystal name at the bottom so that no one (potential customer) would notice her as the original designer. At first, I did not notice Crystal’s post she posted on Facebook. But as soon I saw the design and captioned, I decided to do something about it. I immediately posted the photo on IG to show people that our own Crystal had designed the cloth and that people she worked with refused to give her credit.
This is the design.
The reason why I am bringing awareness to this issue now is that this particular thing keeps repeating itself. Liberians work with foreigners but sometimes get shut off because they feel like we’ve not earned that place yet. Who are you to decide that for us? We’ve been working and they contined to stand in our way to mute our shine.
Read this comment that was posted on LSV IG:
So you see? I can vow that there are many Liberians out there who have experienced this and are not speaking up because they feel like they can’t do anything about it. This is what you need to do as a businessman/woman.
Whether you are a fashion designer, musician, music producer, movie producer, actors, etc… if you decide to work with a foreigner or even your own Liberian brother/sisters, it is very important to do copyright, sign a document that will state facts about your involvement. PLEASE TAKE THIS VERY IMPORTANT!!! It is time you start putting your name on everything you create.
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