LIBERIAN-BRITISH ARTIST SAYS KENDRICK LAMAR VIDEO FOR ‘BLACK PANTHER’ SONG STOLE HER WORK.

We had no idea Lina Iris Viktor, has a “Liberian” heritage; until we were inbox with this story earlier today by Liberian Stars Views media company. 

 We learned the artist recently had a phone interview with New York Times; which she accuses the team behind “Black Panther,” the film featuring the first black superhero to appear in mainstream comics, for using her work in Kendrick Lamar’s just-released music video for “All the Stars,” a song from the movie’s soundtrack; without her legal permission.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/JQbjS0_ZfJ0

According to New York Times, on Saturday, Christopher Robinson, a lawyer for the artist Ms. Viktor, sent a letter to Mr. Lamar’s mentor and label head, Anthony Tiffith at Top Dawg Entertainment, alleging a copyright violation of the 24-karat gold, patterned artworks in her series of paintings “Constellations.” Ms. Viktor had been contacted twice by the film’s creators for permission to feature her work, the letter says, but she decided not to participate.

“The infringement of Ms. Viktor’s rights is willful and egregious,” the letter says, adding that the artist is willing “to discuss a resolution of all her claims, consisting at a minimum of a public apology for the unauthorized use and a license fee.”

In a telephone interview with NYT, Ms. Viktor said, “Why would they do this? It’s an ethical issue because what the whole film purports is that it’s about black empowerment, African excellence — that’s the whole concept of the story. And at the same time, they’re stealing from African artists.”

“Black Panther,” which will be released on Feb. 16 and is already shaping up to be a cultural phenomenon, is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is not clear whether the artwork also appears in the movie, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

According to NYT, Mr. Lamar, Mr. Tiffith, Disney,  The music video director Dave Meyers, who oversaw “All the Stars” along with Mr. Lamar and his creative partner Dave Free (known together as “the little homies”) have all declined to comment.

Photo: Lina Iris Viktor Photo source: http://www.theculture.forharriet.com

Read full story here: New York Times & Liberianstarsviews.com as well 

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Dear Julie Endee I Want to know who Told You Being Liberia Art and Culture Ambassador is Your Birth Right???????


Dear Julie Endee I want to know who told you that being Liberia Art and Culture Ambassador is your birth right?

We want change, we are not short-sighted anymore.  Please start doing your job or leave.  We are so sick and tired of the corruption. Twelve years as the Art and Culture Ambassador and nothing to show. I honestly think you need to focus on your music career and leave this position for someone in Liberia who will implement laws and structure. 
Have you ever throught about implementing Copy Right Law for our artists? 
For the past twelve years what have you done for Liberia Art and Culture? Oh you got the nerve to invite Nigerian Artist Flavour to Liberia for collaborations twice. 

Flavour and Semah G Weifur 2017 during their first collaboration video shoot. 

Flavour and Semah G Weifur 2018. We learned that Flavour is back in Liberia for another collaboration with Semah G Weifur. ( Julie Endee so you think having Flavour back in Liberia for another collaboration will shut us up? No this will not shut us up, in fact we got more questions. How have this young Liberian boy life has improved from his first collaboration with “Flavour “? ).

 What is wrong with our Artists in Liberia? Why couldn’t you invested in few of our Liberian Artist doing collaborations with Semah G Weifur?   We are  talking about you putting few people together to dance around town for “chicken change”. I want to know what is your twelve years record? What have you done for Liberia Art and Culture industry that our entertainers can benefit from? 

Julie Endee no disrespect but as a Liberian Blogger I refuse to stay mute. We will continue to promote our entertainers. Like the saying goes “If the house don’t sell you the streets will not buy you”. as the Art and Culture Ambassador we all can see you have not represented this position well and twelve years of no progress is long over due.

The word Art Ambassador is also known as Community Networkers, Brand Ambassadors, Connectors, Sneezers, Advocates.  You have not done any of these things. Sad, sad, sad. Please no one is jealous or trying to attack you. I am only asking you to step down and let someone who has the skills, someone who value our entertainers and is going to get the job done. To all Liberian Artist back home and around the world, staying mute or not wanting to speak up for what is right is also corruption.

 #useyourvoice #FORTHACULTURE #ForLiberia #stopcorruption

Written by: Our CEO Lydia Freeman 

​LEA NA DO IT AGAIN OH MY PEAOPLE. LIBERIAN ENTERTAINMENT  AWARDS 2018 NOMINEES LIST.

​|| LEA2018 NOMINEES FULL LIST ||
BEST ARTIST:  

CIC

DenG

Kobazzie

Mai Myers

Shine P
BEST NEW ARTIST:

Ace Cape

Ag Da Profit

Faith Vonic

Kpanto (Stunna)

Shine P
BEST RADIO PERSONALITY:

Dede Dalmeida 

Henry Costa 

Lincoln Ward

Master Queen

Rickslyn Myers
BEST GOSPEL ARTIST:

Arimetha Smith

Evon Kawreh

Jada Mayson Osabu

Joe D’Publik

Will Davies
BEST MODEL:

Amina Jajua 

Cianneh Browne

Elly Olson

Prince Kruz Vah

Shi-Shi Seh
BEST MUSIC VIDEO:

DenG ft Kcee – “Make Dem Talk”

Flex ft Akon – “Holy Ghost Fire”

Quincy B ft Sweetz – “My Pledge”

Skylett White – “Buffe Ground Hold It”

Togar Howard – “Fantasy”
SONG OF THE YEAR:

Ag Da Profit – “Zico”

CIC ft FA – “Jon Buttay”

DenG – “Grateful”

Kobazzie ft CIC – “Drinks on Me”

Shine P ft Ali – “Drinks (Drinking Drinks)”
BEST DJ:

DJ Ant Flahn

DJ Daddi Rich

DJ LIB

DJ Nelly

VDJ 2Much 
BEST HIPCO ARTIST:

Christoph

CIC

Mazie Blanco

Shine P

Soul Fresh
BEST MUSIC PRODUCER:

D12

Genius 

Just Prince

Killer Beatz

Stone Luck Shine
BEST ACTOR(ESS):

Angel Michael 

Eugene Roques 

Karishma Pelham-Raad

Korto Davis 

Melvin Kidka
BEST COMEDIAN:

Angel Michael 

Darlington Curtis

Fadee “Arab Marine” Murad

Fay Nelson 

Paul Flomo
BEST FASHION DESIGNER:

Crystal Wonyen (J Wonyen)

Comfort Norkeh (Comfort Couture

Melody Asherman (RR Fashionista)

Monsio Saba (Monsio Couture)

Precious Lakis (Precious Pieces)
BEST FILM MAKER:

Alexander “Ush” Wiaplah

Angel Michael

Frank Artus

Hadisa Kadi

Mardea Tyler-Kulee 
BEST FILM:

ABC Gboyo

Complicated Destiny 

Friend Request 

LIB Players

Siatta Will Kill Me
*Public Voting runs from January 1st – January 31st online at http://www.LiberianEntertainmentAwards.com *Winners are determined by 50% Public Votes and 50% LEA Academy Votes. Winners will be announced on March 10th at The 10th Liberian Entertainment Awards at The Rialto Center in Atlanta, GA.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE NOMINEES. #GISELLEMAGAZINE 

The 5th annual All Black Affairs DMI 2017 Review

 

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Dress to impress as usual always brought to you by Abel Reeves sr. and Foreign Life Entertainment.

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The 5th annual All Black Affairs hosted at the Grandview University campus(student Event Center) did not disappoint in Venue location, space and appearance. As usual the Midwestern Liberian show up to Turn Up while the ladies were mostly gorgeous and sexy in their somehow fashionable dresses. The gents also show to mingle with the singles to impress the ladies. With the number of people who show up we believe that there is still enough room for a much bigger crowd to show up and support our Liberian Show Business and the Entertainment Industry. Shout out to the men of the night Togar Howard and few other performers who did their thing on stage. Shout Out to all the DJs of the night. 23845196_2027823530771032_34489_n

           However, in other to develop and grow our own Art and Culture we the community need to embrace our own music at shows regularly because our Artists and music have taken a much bigger step forward from where we were 5 or 6 years ago. We can now name about 20 to 30 top Liberian hits music which is more than enough to keep in rotation by our own DJs. Yes other nationalities songs are good but the question remains; would they say the same for you, would they play our songs at their parties all night long, how will we stand out and so many questions to be answer. Foreign Life Entertainment plays its part by providing us with a great annual show; the DJs are good, but we are kindly asking for at least 50% to 60% of our Artists songs to play regularly in rotation. Also as Liberians we are responsible to love and dance to our songs at clubs, parties, and Events. If you already pay to enter just relax have fun and enjoy yourself. whatever our individual opinion may be, remember we all need to play our part and there is always room for improvements for the betterment of our Art and Culture.

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            Finally shout Out to Togar Howard for a outstanding performance. Thanks to all the organizers, the security team. Thanks to Abel Reeves sr. CEO of Foreign Life Entertainment for the show and The two Red Carpet Host the Lovely Mrs. Reeves and the Lovely Miss Lydia Freeman CEO of GISELLE Magazine. The 5th Annual All Black Affairs was a success.

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Author: Gabe Yonly

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Publisher: GISELLE Magazine

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Meet the #Ohanians Congratulations to the Newlyweds Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian.

MEET THE #OHANIANS 😍 

Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian got married on 11.16.17. The weeding took place in New Orleans. 

Congratulations to the beautiful @serenawilliams and her husband @alexisohanian on their gorgeous wedding. We wish you both happiness and understanding. 😍🙏🙏🙏

MEET MRS. #OHANIAN @SERENAWILLIAMS. 👑😍

The beautiful bride before the wedding.

FAMILY PHOTO: Serena Williams family at her #Wedding.  📸

More Pictures of @SerenaWilliams & @AlexisOhanian star studded New Orleans wedding✨ 👑😍

#GISELLEMAGAZINE #serenawilliams #AlexisOhanian #Wedding #marriage #Love 

Few of the guests at @serenawilliams and husband Alexis Ohanian wedding on 11.16.17.

Queen #Beyonce was there. 👑😍

The Newlyweds and their beautiful baby girl Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. 👑😍😍😍😍

Photos credit: (📷: e.online.com/ Bob Metelus & Erica Rodriguez via Vogue Magazine).

#GISELLEMAGAZINE #serenawilliams #AlexisOhanian #Wedding #marriage #inspiration #greatness #strongwoman #BlackGirlMagic #interracialcouple #serenawilliams #serenaohanian #serenaandalexis #23grandslams #winner #tennischamp #neworleanswedding #starstudded #voguemagazine #beyonce #kellyrowland #ciara #lalaanthony #annawintour #evalongoriabastón #latestceleb #fashion #lifestyle #entertainment #news #daily

Happy birthday President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. First female president of the Republic of Liberia.

She’s the President and mother of the Republic of Liberia and Standard Bearer ”emeritus’ of the great Unity Party. She’s also Africa’s first elected female president and outgoing president of Liberia.

Happy birthday President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. 🎂🎂🎂🎂 We wish you many more wonderful years to come. STAY STRONG

Thank you for the peaceful years you have provided being the first Female President of the Republic of #Liberia. 

#GISELLEMAGAZINE #EllenJohnsonSirleaf #LiberiaPresident

#HappyBirthday 🎂🎂🎂 #LiberiaQueen

#fall2017🍁🍂#republicofliberia #proudlyliberian🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷😘

GEORGE WEAH SON TIMOTHY SCORES STUNNING HAT-TRICK (5-0) FOR USA – FIFA UNDER 17 WORLD CUP VICTORY. 

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON George Weah’s son Timothy scores stunning hat-trick (5-0) for USA. Fifa Under-17s World Cup victory over Paraguay.

Paris Saint-Germain starlet, 17, is tipped for big things and completes fantastic week in Weah household with treble

TIMOTHY WEAH made it an exceptional week in the Weah household after netting a blistering hat-trick for the USA at the Under-17s World Cup.

His father, the legendary George, came out on top on election night in the running for the Liberian presidency on Tuesday

Timothy Weah was the hero for the USA in their 5-0 victory over Paraguay

And Paris Saint-Germain starlet Timothy, 17, kept up the good feeling within the family with a superb treble during the 5-0 win over Paraguay in India.

Weah Snr, 51, is considered one of the greatest players of all-time — and is the only African to win the Ballon d’Or.

However, Timothy is clearly not overawed by his father’s achievements and is proving his worth for his adopted country.

He opened the scoring on 19 minutes when he timed his run perfectly so steer in Ayo Akinola’s low cross.

But his second was a thing of beauty even his father — who scored what many considered to be the greatest solo goal of all-time — would have been proud of.

Immediately, after half-time, Weah let fly from 30 yards out and saw his effort nestle in the top corner.

Werder Bremen triker Josh Sargent then scored twice to kill the game off.

Before Weah completed his hat-trick just minutes later.

Source: http://www.liberianstarsviews.com

Read full article at: http://www.liberianstarsviews.com

3 Characteristics of Successful Companies 

As a Entrepreneur and a future fortune 500 company owner in the making, I am currently educating myself to know the ins and outs of owning a successful business. 

Here are three characteristics of successful companies/ Businesses:

1. Soild Ccompany Culture 

2. Excellent Customer Service

3. Positive Attitude by the Owner 

If you are a business owner or thinking of starting and owning a business, hope this is helpful to you. Also comment if you will like to see more Posts like this from us. 

Written by our CEO Lydia Freeman 

Source – Friestad-Tate, J. , & Mago, J. (2015, 2016) Introduction to the World of Business.

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