If you were not there, you missed something very good. The just ended Independence Day peace festival lived up to it promises as it offered unforgettable live performances and soulful music to the audience throughout the event.
From spectacles and electrifying spellbound performances from the Liberia Premier Choral Society to Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, the surprise that pulled the audience to their feet, and others performer thrilled and mesmerized the audience with their smooth, sultry and unique voices.
And here are some of the things we spotted along the way: Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh created his own legend’s slot – When Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh took to the stage, many people never taught that his voice was as good and powerful.
But that changed when he took the stage and started to sing ‘Pahn-gahn-mihni-ni ya-bo-ya,’ which saw everyone, including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, dancing and singing along. That was not all, the smooth man of words even took the president’s hand, and she was gracious enough to oblige to a dance. You know, that old school king of dance. Yep, if you were not there, you really missed out.
The Apostolic Orchestra rocked the stage – Yes indeed, the Apostolic Orchestra did rock the stage. Although Dr. Tipoteh was the one that pulled the crowd, the orchestra’s performance also caught the attention of the audience. The group, made of mostly youngsters, killed it, especially ‘Praise ye the Lord.’ They were at their best and would rival any orchestra. They were really that good.
The President – Hmmm, one may ask, the President again? Yes, we need to talk about her for two reasons. First of all it is difficult to see the President attending an ordinary music show, and when she did, like this one, she gave her all, and was supportive.
Secondly, it was the president that led the entire crowd to the give their all. She was super supportive, motivating and exceptional that night. She got moves too, y’all.
Afterwards, everyone requested that the event should be held again…I hope to see that happen.
The concert was organized by the Liberia National Academy of Music Independence and Peace Festival under the Theme: “Awake and Build our Motherland” and was staged at the Monrovia City Hall Theater.