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Women stand in solidarity with Amb. Endee

-As she faces Prophet Key in Court

A conglomeration of over 55 women groups under the banner Citizens United For The Protection Of Women’s Integrity and other women groups have rallied in solidarity with Liberia’s Culture Ambassador, Juli Endee, as she engages with social media user, Prophet Key in court.

Prophet Key is notorious for his actions of verbal and psychological abuse toward women, as well as his act of cyberbullying. As hundreds of different women have suffered the wrath of his awkward behavior, Prophet Key has repeatedly made demeaning allegations against the Culture Ambassador, which have also been followed by verbal abuses.

Because of this, he was dragged to court mid-January of this year. Fortunately, hundreds of women, from diverse organizations have stood in solidarity with Amb. Ended, to ensure that Nayapougma Yeazeahn (Prophet Key) accounts for his actions.

The women, who specifically represent the Citizens united for the protection of women’s integrity. (CUPWI) WOMEN on the Move,  Liftors, Traditional women,  National Rural Women,  Progressive Muslim Women ,

COPPWIL, Look up to God Women, Mothers of Liberia, Peace Time Women, Kukatornon Women, and NACCEL Women, have frowned at Prophet Key’s unorthodox behavior.

Women representing other groups, including the Traditional Zoes, Liberia Women Mass Action for Peace, TREE, WIPNET, Shinning Stars, Bright  Culture Stars Musical All Stars, Women United against Violence, Etta Tucker Foundation Aid, Nimba Women, Young Women In Action, Margibi district 5 women for peace believe an insult targeted at Madam Endee is also targeted at them. They want Prophet Key to be dealt with according to the law, to serve as a deterrence to others, and to end his uncivil behavior that some have hailed him for.

Zoes unhappy with Prophet Key

Weeks ago, In a closed-door meeting with members of the National Council of Chiefs and Elders of Liberia (NCCEL) on Monday, February 5, 2024, traditional women from different parts of Liberia expressed their anger and dissatisfaction with controversial political commentator Nayabougua Olpa Yeazeahn, also known as Prophet Key, for what they proffered as consistent disrespect, and humiliation he has inflicted upon Amb. Juli Endee, their Traditional Queen.

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The meeting, which lasted for several hours, was held with regret, as the women frowned at how Prophet Key has wrongly utilized his platform to repeatedly attack and malign Amb. Endee.

Ma Watta Fahnbulleh, the Head Zoe of Grand Cape Mount County, noted their disappointment and said an insult targeted at Amb. Endee is also intended for them (zoes). “All the zoes we are not satisfied, that’s why we have not eaten. It’s hard for us and it’s hurting us, nobody is supposed to insult that woman, it’s all the zoes they have insulted. 

As Prophet Key’s action has also been prompted by his interest in the Culture Ambassador post, she disagreed with concerns about the appointment or selection of a new Traditional Queen and said nothing can influence her (Juli) removal from the post/role. “When they change Ma Juli then they have changed us. She’s not a Zoe but she’s our Queen. Of all of the zoes, Juli is our Queen. We are not satisfied with it.

Ma Watta: “When you try that woman then you have tried us, and we won’t be satisfied with it because we want she should be with us. That’s the person that knows how to hold us good. We are known today because of that woman.” The traditional women expressed concerns over Prophet Key’s disregard for the decency of tradition. They viewed his repeated attacks on Amb. Endee as an affront to their entire community.

Like scores of her other colleagues, Ma. Massah Kandakai, the Head Zoe of Montserrado County, told journalists, “The man is abiding our Traditional Queen, Ma Juli and that’s what that’s hurting us. When you insult our Queen, you insult us.”

Enraged in anger, Ma. Watta Kamara, the Speaker of the Zoes Council in Lofa County, and member of the Female Traditional Zoes of Liberia expressed her disappointment about the situation and said they would act accordingly. “We are not feeling fine the way our Queen was treated, and all of us. When we talk too much, we will say something.

Why do other women celebrate Prophet Key’s abusive behavior?

Amid the proven fact that women are Prophet Key’s direct victims, a lot of other women still venerate him for his awkward and abusive behavior toward their fellow women.

Following his appearance at the Court over the weekend, other women were seen joyously celebrating his arrival. This has also baffled many other social media users as he (Prophet Key) has found pleasure in his abusive lifestyle.

Nayapougma Yeazeahn, alias Prophet Key arrived in Liberia about a week ago. Since he arrived from Morocco, he has held different engagements with individuals and local groups in Liberia, even though the intent of these appointments is yet to be known.

Over the weekend, the Monrovia City Court Stipendiary magistrate  Ben Barco granted a personal recognizance bond against the release of Liberian controversial political commentator  Nayapougma Yeazeahn, who’s famously known as Prophet Key.

A personal recognizance bond, or a “PR” bond, is a bond that allows the accused to be released from jail without having to pay a financial sum. The offender has to promise to appear in court on a certain date.

 Yeazeahn was taken before the court on Thursday, February 15, on charges of criminal coercion, menacing and disorderly conduct. 

 He was complained to the court by Liberia’s cultural ambassador Juli Endee, who informed the court that during one of his podcasts, Prophet Key accused her of having a sexual affair with former president George Weah, and other government officials including Unity Party secretary General Amos Tweh, to retain her post.

She further informed the court that he threatened that he would ensure that she never has the opportunity to work in any other government in her lifetime, something that, according to her, places her in fear.

Ambassador Endee added that the defendant did it with the intent and purpose of bringing her to public ridicule and shame, stating that the act of the defendant is criminal, illegal, and unconstitutional.

Amb. Juli Endee has repeatedly clarified that she doesn’t occupy an appointed position, but rather a title that was bestowed upon her by fallen Liberian politician David D. Kpormakpor. More substantively, she clapped at the unsubstantial claims in the public sphere and revealed that she doesn’t have a budget, an office, or staff that can be seen or considered as government appointee (s) in the Culture Ambassador’s office.  

Amb. Endee: “Let them do what they have to do, and say what they have to say, talk is cheap.  I will continue to serve the people of Liberia, this is a mere title bestowed upon me by David D. Kpormakpor, so that honor that they gave me, I’m going to respect it and continue to promote the image of Liberia through culture and use culture as a medium of communication to promote Liberia.”

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