Costume Repetition Killing Celebrity Traits In Liberian Musicians

Liberians musicians are in the present day falling victims to negative remarks for not embracing flamboyant clothing in music videos as well as daily life.

This comes in consideration of the widely held belief that clothes should draw a point of distinction between the famous and their followers.

But this has not been the case with most local celebrities as they dress just to hide their nakedness and not to impress. In some music videos, artists use their own costume citing lack of support from fashion companies.

However with the coming of music videos directors like Ush and Lorenzo, artists try hard to fill the missing gap by being in outfits that tallies with the high definition cameras.

Artists have to prepare properly in terms of place, and costume before the video shoot. They have to prepare a number of costumes based on the video and the scenes, they have to be special for that video.

Bucky Raw is one of the very few Liberian  artists who gets applause for taking matters of costume seriously every time he shoots a video or in daily living.

This gives him a celebrity status as is the case in developed countries with a thriving creative industry. Some fashion designers dress artists in music videos which also benefits them in terms of marketing their brands.

Stunna is another Liberian musician whose dressing, on and off the camera, creates that celebrity impression.

When he has been spotted elsewhere, people can easily distinguish him from commoners. In Liberia there are more of celebrities by fame as they do not satisfy other factors.

This is blamed on poverty though the very same artists can afford a studio session for a minimum of LD15, 000 and a high definition music video for more than LD90, 000.

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James Momo is popularly known in showbiz as 'Drizzy'. He is a music critic, writer and pundit on several entertainment shows on radio. Drizzy has been writing on Liberian music since 2014. Contact him on WhatsApps +231777722042, Facebook @DrizzyML, Instagram @drizzyml

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