Koloqua Update: Fashion, Big Wins, and New Releases!
October is proving to be a very lucky month for Liberians around the world. Halfway through the month, major announcements have further raised the bar among Liberian creatives, entrepreneurs, and the likes. For this week’s Koloqua Update, we went out looking for some eye-catching fashion moments, but what we were met with was win after win for young Liberians. From new job opportunities, to prestigious awards, a major brand collaboration, and even a new international crown for the country. Of course, there were some major fashion moments too because you already know our people love to show out! Here is how it all went down.
This week’s fashion was overshadowed by the major wins from Liberian Creatives. Nonetheless, we were still served with some dialogue-worthy moments. Some of these moments came from diverse personalities in the Liberian fashion industry, including Big Zor, Melody Asherman, Lillies Flowers, among others. View the full looks below to see other fashion favorites.
Starting off our week of big wins was our First Son, Timothy Weah. Tim is continuing to solidify himself as a global fashion icon due to his unique personal style off the field. In his digital cover story with Footballer Fits, the US Men’s Soccer star was partnered with New Balance sneakers to share some insight on what makes up his personal style. In the story, he discussed his taste in fashion, music, and offered advice to young people who are trying to discover their uniqueness.
Another major win for Liberia came from Author, Wayetu Moore. Moore announced via Instagram her award from the Stanford Libraries for her memoir, The Dragons, The Giant, The Women. The William Saroyan International Prize for Writing by the Stanford Libraries is one of the highest writing awards given by the University, and Moore was 1 of its 2 recipients this year. Following suit, another international title was awarded to Liberia in South Africa over the weekend. Miss Nimba County, Rebina Carson competed in the Miss Eco Tourism World pageant held in South Africa. Among the numerous international contestants, Carson was crowned winner, taking home the grand prize and crown for Liberia.
On the other hand, “Liberia to the World” took on a new meaning with the latest accomplishment from Vlogger/Influencer, Royda Urey. Urey’s youtube channel linked to her website, philimena.com, officially reach 1M views! This achievement for Royda is also one for Liberia, as more people are granted exclusive content on the country through her vlog. Meanwhile, Influencer, Leann Knowlden announced via Instagram a new TV show she is hosting on LNTV. While we are in the dark about the nature of the show, we trust it’s host to curate something both creative and relevant.
On the entertainment front, hitmaker, Teddy Ride announced London, UK as the new home for his Teddy Movement. The star took to social media to share a glimpse into his new management and distribution deal with Duo Empire. We are excited for the global access this new deal will grant the Liberian musician. Likewise, the music business in Liberia is expecting a new face soon, with the debut of rapper, Don Chapino. The artist shared a cover art for his upcoming single, War Crimes: True Story. In a twist to the release, the artist shared that proceeds made from the music is intended to support disabled communities in Liberia. Fans of Don Chapino are in for a unique treat if his music mirrors his artistic likeness.
With that we close this week’s Koloqua Update detailing all the dialogue-worthy moments from the past week. Be sure to comment on some of your favorite moments and share with all those who may like it. Until next week!