The Federation of Liberia Youth (FLY) has appointed Liberia’s international award-winning vocalist, Nicholas Buigar, as its Youth Music Ambassador.
The president of FLY, Augustine Tamba, said the appointment of Nicholas is part of their initiative to recognize the numerous achievements that have been made in the Liberian music industry.
He added that “Nicholas comes on board with vast experience in motivating youth and will help us better prepare for our coming musical concerts. FLY wishes him the best of luck as he executes his duties.”
Commenting on the appointment, Nicholas said excitedly, “My appointment came as a surprise and I think it’s based on the enormous contribution I’ve made to the Liberian music industry.”
He added that to be appointed, among many great singers in Liberia, youth music ambassador is more than a privilege. He pledged to continue creating the opportunity to develop and enhance youth talent across the country.
“Liberia is gifted with vast talents waiting to be explored and uncovered to the world,” he said via a mobile phone interview.
Nicholas Buigar, who came 1st runner up at Project Fame West Africa 2009 in Lagos, Nigeria, also took first place in the 2008 edition of the nationwide Liberian talent hunt, A Star is Born.
Assuring FLY of his commitment and willingness to put into practice activities that will showcase the excellent talents of Liberian youth, he plans to engage the youth in a positive way that will benefit their lives.
“This is the time I’ve been waiting for. I remain committed to the development of the youth and nothing will distract me from doing this; I promise to be a true ambassador,” he added.
The FLY ambassadorial certificate was presented to Buigar by Liberian-born Ghanaian movie star J. Van Vicker.
Vicker, who has made huge strides in the African movie industry, was gowned by the youth organization and bestowed with the title, “FLY Goodwill Ambassador”.
He said during the fund-raising and Honoring Dinner at the Bella Casse Hotel that he is going to use his ambassadorial role to help bring international privilege and recognition to the potential of Liberian youth.
The objective of the program, held on May 31, was to generate funds for the construction of FLY national headquarters.
Firestone Rubber Plantation Company, including China and U.S Embassies near Monrovia, also received certificates of honor for their separate roles played during the fight against Ebola. Also present and certificated during the program was Latim Da-thong, president of the Starz College of Science and Technology.