K-News Celebrates Liberia’s Most Influential Female Entertainers of 2023
MONROVIA – In 2023, Liberia’s entertainment sector shines brightly with the remarkable contributions of these five outstanding female entertainers. From their dynamic careers to their impactful community engagements, these women have left an indelible mark on Liberia and beyond.
Josephine Kolubah (Coffee with JoJo): A Multifaceted Trailblazer
Josephine Kolubah, affectionately known as JoJo, is an undeniable force in Liberia’s entertainment landscape. Graduating with a BA degree in Mass Communication from the United Methodist University, JoJo’s versatility knows no bounds. As an actress, she has graced Liberian cinema screens, leaving an unforgettable mark with her latest film “LIB Hustle,” showcasing her prowess alongside renowned Nigerian actress Sharon Ifedi. JoJo’s creative genius extends beyond acting as she also shines as an event planner, masterminding the culturally rich “Lorma-gie-tia festival” to honor and celebrate the vibrant heritage of Lofa county. As the charismatic host of “Coffee with JoJo,” she brings diverse voices to Tamma TV, fostering engaging conversations and insights. JoJo’s compassion shines as the CEO of JoJo Hope House, empowering disadvantaged youth to overcome addiction and providing educational opportunities for students. Her holistic impact on society underscores her prominence as a beacon of change and inspiration.
Wokie Dolo: Pageantry Maven and Aspiring Trailblazer
Wokie Dolo, the illustrious 2017 Miss Liberia titleholder, has seamlessly transitioned from reigning beauty queen to a trailblazer with an enduring legacy. Graduating in Peace and Conflict Resolution from Cuttington University, Dolo’s commitment to empowerment is unwavering. She revolutionized the pageantry landscape by establishing La Queen Entertainment, the driving force behind the prestigious Miss Earth Liberia pageant. An ardent mentor, Dolo has nurtured countless young Liberian women to embrace their potential through pageantry. Venturing into politics as an independent candidate for Montserrado county district #6, she embarks on a new journey to uplift her community. Dolo’s dedication to fostering positive change resonates profoundly, promising a future defined by her remarkable aspirations.
Benita Whitney Urey: A Generous Influencer and Sports Enthusiast
Benita Whitney Urey radiates magnanimity in Liberia’s entertainment realm. As the visionary behind “Liberian Influence” blog, she amplifies voices and talents, igniting a global spotlight on emerging Liberian stars. Urey’s heartwarming involvement in sports materializes through Shiata Angels, a female soccer team she helms, exemplifying her commitment to empowerment beyond boundaries. Her benevolence shines through her dedication to aiding the less fortunate, orchestrating life-changing initiatives for underprivileged children and artists alike. Urey’s multifaceted impact and devotion to lifting others affirm her as a true blessing to Liberia’s entertainment fabric.
Korto Davis: Shaping Cinematic Excellence and Mentorship
Korto Davis stands as a luminary in Liberia’s cinematic landscape, commanding attention with her unparalleled talent. Renowned for her standout role in “Wheel and Deal,” Davis elevates Liberian movies to international acclaim. The founder of Korto Davis Film Academy, she nurtures aspiring actors, catalyzing the growth of Liberia’s film industry. Her triumphs as a director and producer are complemented by her mentorship at Cachelle International Creative Center, affirming her role as a guiding light for aspiring artists. Davis’ commitment to artistic excellence and the advancement of young talents is a testament to her enduring impact.
Caroline Moore (MC Caro): Musical Powerhouse and Cultural Ambassador
Caroline Moore, fondly known as MC Caro, has defied norms and broken barriers in Liberia’s music scene. Emerging as a vibrant force, she garners recognition as “King Caro,” symbolizing her audacious journey. Amidst the challenges of Liberia’s music industry, MC Caro’s determination propels her to compete with male counterparts, cementing her status as a formidable talent. Her hit track “Baby” resonates across borders, positioning Liberian music on a global stage. Beyond her musical prowess, MC Caro embraces the role of a cultural ambassador, advocating for her nation’s unique sound to resonate worldwide. Her unwavering passion and mentorship contribute to Liberia’s cultural resurgence, solidifying her place among the nation’s influential entertainers.
As we celebrate these exceptional women, their dynamic careers, profound community engagements, and unwavering commitment inspire a new generation of impactful female entertainers in Liberia. These five luminaries embody the transformative power of passion, talent, and compassion, leaving an enduring legacy that enriches both their industry and society at large.
Sagacious Abraham N. Gorlortor