WCW to Launch on Saturday

first_imgCome Saturday, May 28 at Club Gossip, the winners of the Liberia Music Contest (LMC), STUNNA and A-Raw, will be launching their first/debut single, “Women Crush Wednesday” or WCW, the song that won the LMC. The song, which is now on sale on ITune, has been rated as a true club banger with a catchy colloqua flow that can put anyone in session mode. But the youngsters are about business.“We believe that music is about business, so we don’t just want to make music without profit,” STUNNA explained in an interview highlighting problems local artists have faced.“We decided to come out with this show so that we can know our strength and market ourselves to the public. But we cannot do that by just releasing the song for free; we need money to keep our new found celebrity status,” STUNNA added.Still on the show, he said much cannot be said about their performance, but that it will be definitely great and worth the money paid for it. Junda Morris-Kennedy described the artists as “rising stars that give a breath of fresh air to the kind of amazing untapped talent on the rise in the Liberian Music Industry.”Africa’s leading music online distributor Africori and JMK, publicist of Junda Morris- Kennedy, organized the contest. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Winning the World Cup wouldn’t have made Lionel Messi the best. He already is

first_img1 Lionel Messi’s career should be judged as a whole, not reduced to one game Lionel Messi hasn’t won the World Cup. At least not yet but that is not to say the Barcelona star deserves to be forever judged on this basis.If the number ten does lift the famous golden trophy, he’ll be the ‘wrong side’ of 30 by the time it happens. There will be no story of the 20-something Argentine replicating Diego Maradona at more or less the same age. But does that change our evaluation of La Pulga?Would lifting the World Cup, despite a quiet game in the Maracana, really be all it takes to swing our evaluation of him from very good to the very best? That seems an incredibly narrow sample with which to reach such a huge conclusion.If Messi is to be considered among the greatest ever to play the game – and for me there is little doubt that he is the best – 120 minutes isolated from thousands shouldn’t be enough to overshadow a lengthy career at the highest level. A lengthy career littered with finals that ended in an entirely different manner, if that’s really the deciding factor.We all like to over-emphasise the quality of the best  players from our own generation – to make them untouchable, insist that no one who came afterwards could possibly be quite as good. My own blind spot lies with the Brazilian Ronaldo – in my head, no other player can rival that one unstoppable year with Barcelona between 1996 and 1997, not even Messi.Yet deep down I know it’s not true, that Messi is in a class of his own, or at the worst, a class reserved for only him, Maradona and Pele. Failing to single-handedly shape the outcome of one final that may quite realistically have come when he was past his physical peak doesn’t change that. If it does for you, then we see football very differently.The illogical nature of this kind of argument means that had Messi played horribly in the Maracana but managed to end up on the winning team against Germany then thousands would rush to certify him ‘the greatest’, whereas a hat-trick in an Argentina loss wouldn’t have been enough to satisfy the same judges. The truth is, judging any player’s stature on a one-off game is a flawed exercise in itself.As a Scot, I may want to convince myself that James McFadden is one of the all time greats because of an incredible goal he scored against France, but let’s be honest, there’s much more to his career than only that moment. Just as there is to Messi’s. Look at the whole, not an individual part, and Messi’s story is clear.Three Champions Leagues, two Club World Cups, four Ballon d’Or trophies, three European Golden Shoes, one Olympic Gold medal, six winner’s medals from one of the top three leagues in the world, countless additional cups and super cups, to name but a few. Over 400 goals across club and international football. And he’s 27. If you needed a token win in a one-off game or final to decide how good he is, you’re judging him by the wrong standards. If you really can’t help yourself, then there are two. One from London, one from Rome. Both dominated by his brilliance.Many of those that have previously rushed to laud Messi for being an extraterrestrial will now turn to a different kind of opportunism in the wake of Argentina’s loss. The insults will be thick and cheap, at least until he does something a brilliant again. For the rest of us, for those capable of looking at the whole, and with a memory with the capacity to stretch back further than the last three months, his brilliance is undoubted. We should think ourselves lucky for being alive to see it. Other geniuses will play the game in the future, but none in quite the same way.Do you agree? Where should Lionel Messi rank among the all-time greats? Let us know below…last_img read more

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