Liberia: Afrobeat Star CIC Crosses Boundaries with Latest Release “Dahtor”
CIC masterfully intertwines the Liberian local language Kolo with the vibrant Amapiano style, creating an electrifying fusion that has ignited unparalleled excitement among his ever-growing fan base
By: Odarty Blackie
PAYNESVILLE – Maurice Terziq Brown, widely known by his stage name CIC, stands as a multifaceted Liberian artist, seamlessly blending Hipco and Kolo pop genres. A singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur, CIC recently achieved a remarkable milestone with his second international collaboration, joining forces with a Nigerian music icon who was formerly associated with one of Africa’s premier record labels, DMW, owned by entertainment powerhouse “DAVIDO.”
In a groundbreaking musical endeavor, CIC masterfully intertwines the Liberian local language Kolo with the vibrant Amapiano style, creating an electrifying fusion that has ignited unparalleled excitement among his ever-growing fan base. The result, his latest track “Dahtor,” has taken the music scene by storm, rocketing to the pinnacle of success in record time.
In an astonishing feat, “Dahtor” swiftly claimed the coveted number-one spot on prestigious platforms such as Apple Music and Audiomack, etching its name in history as the first Liberian song to achieve such monumental success within a mere 24 hours of its release. This accomplishment not only solidifies CIC’s position as a trailblazing artist but also foreshadows the brilliance that awaits listeners in his upcoming “Local Champion” album, eagerly anticipated by enthusiasts.
The infectious beats of “Dahtor” have transcended boundaries, resonating on the streets, in communities, across cities, and even spanning continents, as the track’s euphoria infiltrates Liberia, Europe, and various countries in the diaspora.
In a candid Facebook Live session on his official account, the Afrobeat maestro revealed that the slang “Dahtor” holds profound significance in the Liberian local language, symbolizing an individual’s triumphant journey from humble beginnings to achieving success on the streets. CIC noted that he drew inspiration from his encounter with a group of underprivileged youth, known as “Zogos,” who affectionately referred to him as “Dahtor.”
CIC’s musical prowess and cultural resonance continue to uplift spirits and amplify the voices of the marginalized, emphasizing the power of artistry to inspire and connect. As “Dahtor” breaks barriers and elevates Liberian music onto the global stage, CIC’s journey stands as a testament to the unifying force of music.