Mz Menneh: “We Need Unity to Grow, Not Beef”

first_imgMz MennehWhat a year, a year in which Liberia’s growing music industry has experienced and recorded more beef than any other years in the country’s history!This year, it is no longer beef between artistes only but also producers and top-rated promoters, with the last one involving Dj Blue, Double H of the BlueLinks label, versus Lewis McCarthy, the manager of late artist Quincy B.The sour beef, which has now split friends and ruined relationships, started after Lewis McCarthy accused Blue and Double H of allegedly killing his artist, has been frowned on by singer and writer Mz Menneh,  who described it as “hindrance to the gains being made to build a strong music industry.”In a strongly worded statement issued to Daily Observer, the neo-traditional singer said beefing brings about hatred and hatred discourages people from working together for a good cause, a situation which is happening currently in the music industry.“Healthy competition is great to build cohesion, development, and progress for all of us as Liberians. Stop competing against each other in ways that do not build unity among us, and let’s find the best for ourselves through love, peace and positive feedbacks.“There is an old adage ‘liquids find their levels’; all of us will never be on the same level but that does not mean your level or mine is better or worse than the other. Together with all of our differences and collective ideas and potentials, we can create a better environment of respect and dignity for one another. Together we can, let’s stay the course. And avoid beef. Beef is killing the industry. We need unity to grow, not beef,” Mz Menneh said.Mz Menneh added it is very frustrating that artists are now focusing more on beef than quality songs that will expand the music landscape.“The industry we now have was not built on beef. It was built on unity and hard work. The pioneers know that beef could spawn hate and undermine their agenda of creating a better music industry for us. And this is what musicians, producers, and promoters need to understand,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgHundreds of people are expected at the funeral tomorrow of a man killed while taking photos of a Co Donegal lighthouse.John McCourt: died at Fanad on Sunday last.Award-winning photographer John McCourt, 58, slipped on rocks and fell into the sea during a force eight gale while picturing Fanad Lighthouse.Despite a brave rescue mission during which he was plucked from the sea after becoming trapped in a gully, he died at Letterkenny General Hospital on Sunday evening last. A keen cameraman and adventure enthusiast, a service of thanksgiving for John’s life will be held at Baird’s Funeral Home in Antrim near to where he lived.His remains will be later removed to Roselawn Crematorium.Hundreds of messages poured in on social media for John who had only buried his wife Sandra three months ago after she died from cancer.Many of those who left messages wished John “Blue skies forever” – a reference to his love of skydiving. A death notice in memory of Mr McCourt said “John will be sadly missed by his entire family circle. Irreplaceable.” LARGE CROWD EXPECTED AT FUNERAL OF PHOTOGRAPHER WHO DIED AT FANAD LIGHTHOUSE was last modified: August 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Antrimdonegalfallfanad lighthousefuneralJohn McCourtlast_img read more