The African Muzix Magazine Awards & Music Festival official list is out; not one Liberian artist was recognize. But what’s more shocking is that not one “Liberian Dj” was nominated either. Our djs are among African entertainment djs who heavily promote foreign music more than that of their own.
For years, Liberians have cried and called out Djs on and off social media to be encouraged to play their own music but still not many are prepare to listen. They seemed too heavily influenced by foreign music. It is to my surprise that, not one of these major name Djs were recognized by the committee of Afrimma.
See the list below!
You’ll think that with the major promotions Liberian Djs do for foreign music , by now many of them should-be able to at least boast about some kinda international recognition , however, I’ll bet that not many will prove me wrong.
Anyway, I’d like to advice Liberian Djs to put themselves out there. If you’re gonna continued to play foreign music, don’t forget to step out of your comfort zone and go promote your work. My point is if you’re gonna keep heavily playing foreign music, you should expect the international market to recognize you. Stop expecting Liberians to recognize you because you DO NOT play your own country’s music.
If you’re playing Liberian music to Liberians, they’ll make it as their priority to push you outside for international recognition. But if you’re constantly playing foreign music to Liberians, they wont feel obligated to push you outside their industry.
“It takes a village to raise a child.”
The Afrimma is set for October 7, 2018 , in Dallas, Tx at the House of the Blues. For more information, visit here!
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