Liberia may not be represented at this year's Next Movie Star competition if the government of Liberia and philanthropic Liberians do not help to provide A ONE WAY TICKET and other requirements for Esau O. Dahnsaw, the young actor, screen writer and filmmaker who has been nominated to represent the country.
Late auditions and costly flight tickets stand to hamper Liberia's representation at an Acting Competition which draws ten countries into a battle of the fittest from across Africa, a competition which was won by a young Liberian, Avenette Sirleaf, AKA Queen V in 2008.
Queen V, a multi-talented Liberian recording artist, had her skills and values brought to the international limelight as a result of the Next Movie Star competition in which she proudly represented Liberia, returning with the laurels that later propelled her career and Liberia’s image on the continent. Her recent hit single, “Jue You Bad”, which she recorded with colloquial sensation DenG (Daniel George), became an instant hit in the sub-region.
Liberians would certainly want a repeat of the success of Queen V who was better prepared for the competition in 2008.
Another chance has unfolded itself for the country's struggling acting industry to be uplifted, but that is only if urgent help can come for the young Liberian man who has been tipped for the continental competition.
The Next Movie Star Africa competition is an Acting competition organized by the Digital Interactive Media that seeks to groom, polish and unveil the next big movie super star in Africa each year and Esau O. Dahnsaw is Liberia's representative this year.
According to the organizers, due to the hike in the prices of plane tickets, contestants from the ten countries represented are to arrive in Nigeria on a one way ticket as the organizers will provide the accommodation, feeding, medical and dental as well as a return ticket after the competition.
This year's competition, which has been tagged “Live Your Dream” still features ten countries including Liberia. The winner of the competition carts home a brand new car, movie contracts, a flat for one year, a whooping sum of $5,000 cash prize, an all expenses paid to trip to a European country and attendance of a major film festival in Europe. Other housemates are expected to go home with N10 million worth of prizes.
Liberia won this competition before and we can do it again to prove to the world that we can rise above every difficulty and emerge victorious in every sphere of societal engagement.
With the show’s Liberia auditions held in Monrovia over the weekend, Esau O. Dahnsaw, 30, from Grand Bassa County-emerged as the best among all who showed up to fight for a chance to represent the Republic of Liberia at the prestigious Starship Academy in Nigeria. He was emailed his nomination details, which includes a hectic task of travelling to Nigeria on or before the 9th of November 2014 on a one-way ticket purchased by him or his team (Liberians) as the organizers will provide the return ticket after the competition.
Esau O. Dahnsaw-Liberia's Representative-2014
Liberia is blessed with an immense amount of talent as proven by the nominee's own contribution to the Nation during this Ebola crisis. Esau teamed up with his fellow Liberian Actors and shot a 30 minute long Ebola awareness movie which is still being played on local television channels in Liberia as well as on Satcon network.
Such a worthy son of the Republic deserves nothing less from his own government and people in getting all he needs to represent Liberian heritage, Arts and Culture in a competition involving South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda and Liberia.
In such an ambassadorial role he has been nominated to play on behalf of the republic of Liberia, well-meaning Liberians and those residing in Liberia and the government and local and international non-governmental organizations are urged to please, extend a helping hand to a Liberian youth with a dream and career.
Please contact Dahnsaw on (+231777062159) for assistance.