D12 “Born to Win” hit maker received US$30K from Gov’t of Liberia during recent Liberian Tour – Fans & Celebrities React.
There has been a lot of mix reactions since news surfaced on the internet of the Liberian US based Afro pop singer got paid a whooping sum of $30,000US from NPA (National Port Authority) to D12 Music during his recent tour to Liberia.
The president of republic of Liberia has been a staunch fan of the song “Born To Win” and was said to have even develop a now so-popular dance that the whole country doing now.lol
The mix reactions has been pro & cons. Some people feels the government of Liberia shouldn’t have paid the artist that amount amidst the serious economic hardship we face in Liberia.
Others have said the Liberian artist deserve way more than that cause others countries (mainly Ghana/Nigeria) artists get paid way beyond.
See some reactions from prominent influencers in our industry.
Afropop singer DenG wrote on his Facebook page:
“Our industry and artists have been through a lot.
Some of us came from not having anything to being able to afford the basic human necessities through our MUSIC.
We expect our Country and fans to appreciate our persistence, patience and endurance throughout these years of being unpaid and humiliated, but still we strived to produce great songs to entertain and bring smile on the faces of our people.
It cost a lot to produce good music, maintain and brand yourself as an artist. Most of the African artists we invite to Liberia to perform ( publicly and privately) and pay huge sum of money, are doing well musically today because it wasn’t just individuals who pumped monies into their music industry but also the government.
Whilst it’s true Liberia is faced with economic crisis like most African Countries, it still shouldn’t stop an artist from getting paid what he/she deserves whether if it is by government or private entity.
Music promotes peace, unite people and help to boost the Country’s economy.
We should be thankful that we finally have a leader who appreciates every sector of our Country’s economy.
Liberian musicians ( both past and present) have suffered for too long and i think it’s best we applaud our President for adding value to our music industry and setting the bar high for promoters, hence making them to understand that Liberian artists also deserve to be well paid similarly as foreign artists.
We also have families to feed, children to send to school and other major needs.
It is counterproductive to criticize everything, even the well intended ones.
I stand with D12
God bless Mama LIBERIA”
Gospel singer David Mell wrote:
I Celebrate You My Brother. Congratulations bro#grateful#
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Looking forward to you thought #TunesLiberians?