On Tuesday, June, 12, a young woman name Liberian Susu, took to Facebook to asked a question that instantly had the Liberian community on social media talking. The young woman received major black-lashed, while others thought her question was harmless. Read below!
Being one of Liberia’s entertainments lover, investor and promoter (since 2005), I think that Liberians (some) are the reasons why our country have slow progress in the Art & Entertainment sector. Wokie Dolo is not responsible for how the Country’s National event suppose to be organized, unless they actually give her that permission and she agreed to the responsibilities of planning a yearly pageant which may determine the Country’s next queen. As we can all see, I’m probably sure they did not give her that permission; because if they did, she would’ve tried to organize a new event by now, which will determine her successor. I think that the problem here is that, they keep giving the responsibilities of this national event to people who they know rather than giving the responsibilities to people who have interest in it. The minute, this happens, it’s a recipe for disaster.
I’m pretty sure there are qualified Liberians who are willing to dedicate themselves every year to make sure this event happen accordingly, however, in order for things to change, we must first change the mindset of people in Liberia; including this particular mindset. The pageant should also be fully funded by the Liberian government, since these women ( contestants) are supposed be representing Liberia in National or world events. The beauty queens show not be responsible for their expensive. The organization should be responsible for providing everything for these Queens. My point is, Get a team for the “Miss Liberia” pageant. Get it in order by giving the responsibilities to the “RIGHT” people, again, not people you know. So, @liberian__susu , I hope that this answer your question to your satisfaction?
According to Christiana D. Taylor , who is one of the prominent name in the Liberian entertainment industry, the license and permission to host Miss Liberia is granted through a bidding process by the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism.
“To the best of my knowledge , an Organization known as “Eleven Stripes” still have the rights until 2019(?). Only MICAT can extend/renew their time or open a new bid. Wokie Dolo has no part to play in the hosting of the pageant. This is interesting Augustina, that some have assumed that it’s Wokie’s responsibility.”
Written by Augustina Kou Monpleh alias Liberian Entertainment First Lady