The Executive Director of Icon Liberia Competition Mr. Alex Divine says his organization intends to discover hidden, and unseen talents across the country.
Mr. Divine made the disclosure recently at an occasion marking the appreciation and dinner organized by Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee for contestants at the newly renovated City Garden.
Divine says they have been inspired to take on the initiative after witnessing the just – ended American Idol in which a young lady Samatta Dia won.
But Mr. Divine expresses frustration in officials of government for their refusal to support and grace the Icon Liberia final on the 17th of January, saying all is not about money but to see the gifts that young people possess.
“This idea is meant to give hope to the young people, and we’re hoping that this could go beyond Montserrado and reach out to the rest of the counties,” says Mr. Divine.
Also making remarks at the dinner, the Executive Director of the Liberia Crusader for Peace Madam Julie Endee thanked the organizers of Icon Liberia for lifting the talents of young people.
She calls on the organizers to keep pressing on and not to give up despite the low turnout, and the lack of interest from prominent people in the society.
“If we don’t do things for ourselves, nobody will do this for us,” she says, adding that it’s about time that Liberians do away with all the negative talks and proclaim the good of this country.
For her part the winner of the just – ended Icon Liberia Competition Ms. A. T. Bernard thanked the organizers for coming up with a great initiative which she says will help to expose the hidden talents in the young people.
“I’m out of words and I just want to thank Mayor Koijee for the support and his efforts to see young people reach their peak,” she notes.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley