They Struggle To Earn A Living; Is Art & Entertainment A Career To Pursue In Liberia?

Some of the prominent figures in the country are still not satisfied with the growth of the Art and Entertainment industry, saying there is so much to be done for it to be called an industry.
Entertainment in the country are not respected and artists are not recognised and acknowledged for their work, which makes it hard for them to put in the necessary effort.

There is no industry where artists and entertainer’s talents are exhausted and not funded. What type of industry is this, where one cannot make a career out of their talents?
There are talented people in the country, who have the potential to boost the growth of the industry; however, they need support and grooming.

I believe that the stigma around art needs to change. As youth or artists, we need to make sure we make arts and entertainment a business, so that years from now, we have young actors and actresses who can stand up and say ‘acting is my full-time job in Liberia. Even though various people have different opinions towards Art and Entertainment in Liberia, the country has so far produced great talents that are currently flourishing in different segments of the industry.

James Momo

James Momo, popularly known in showbiz as 'Drizzy' is a music critic, writer. Drizzy has been writing on Liberian music since 2014. Contacts WhatsApps +231777722042, Facebook @DrizzyML, Instagram @drizzyml