Van Vicker Pays Homage to Veteran Liberian Movie Icon Balawala Malawala
MONROVIA – The Liberian Nollywood actor Joseph Van Vicker has paid homage to veteran Liberian TV icon Kekura Kamara in recognition of his immense contribution to the promotion and preservation to the Liberian arts and craft industry.
Vicker, one of the most successful actors in the Nigerian and Ghanaian film industries, is known for his honesty and disciplined character.
Recently the actor paid a visit to Liberia when he served as one of the guests at the just ended First Edition of the Liberia Film Awards ceremony that was held at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ministerial Complex.
The award-winning actor provided training workshops to enhance the talents and skills of several film makers in the Liberian industry.
At the award night, Vicker had a memorable encounter with veteran Liberian actor and cultural artist Kekura K. Kamara, known for the hit TV Series Malawala Balawala. He was captured kneeling before Kamara as a sign of respect and recognition for his immense contribution to the promotion and preservation of Liberia’s arts and culture.
The ‘Providence Island’ star later posted the photo of his encounter with Mr. Kamara along with a heartwarming tribute on his official Facebook page.
“Paying my respect to the living legend, Kekura K. Kamara, the Liberian actor of the hit TV series Malawala Balawal,” he wrote.
The hit TV series actor and comedian Kekura Kamara professionally known as Malawala Balawal is the first Liberian to co-produced the most hilarious Liberian TV series that took over the entire African continent in the 1980s.
Prior to the Liberian civil upheaval, Malawala Balawala was a household name in Liberia.
The comedian and former cultural Ambassador bagged several honors including the Lifetime Achievement awards for his remarkable contributions and influence towards the career of many Liberian comedians and artists during the ceremony.
By Odarty Blackie