Yvonne Nelson Expected in Liberia for Movie Premiere

first_imgGhanaian Top female artist Yvonne Nelson is expected to arrive in Liberia for the premiere of the movie “If Tomorrow Never Comes”, a movie which critics say is bond to create a stir.Paries Augusta Nyeswah, a Liberian who is the of founder Sta Service Team and the event organizer, said that a percentage of the proceeds generated from the movie premiere will go directly to My Hearts Appeal, a not-for-profit organization that caters to children with Down’s Syndrome in Liberia.“We will be having a party for the kids in the morning before the premiere, where our foreign guests will meet the children to interact and shared fun,” Madam Nyeswah said. Madam Nyeswah said that a few days before Christmas, VIP, which comprises two old members of the famous Ghanaian HipLife group VIP along with Reggie Rockstone, the founder of HipLife, are expected to perform at a star-studded event with other notable Liberian artistes and groups along with Liberian-Ghanaian based artist Irene Logan.The premiere is a red carpe event and local artists will have the chance to network with the featured artists and group face to face, to help personally build up their relationship for the future.Madam Nyeswah added, “we know our industry in Liberia has not fully developed to be recognized outside, but the network with foreign stars who are big in the Diaspora will help to showcase and headline the local Liberian artists as well as inspire them to unleash their full potential. “Yvonne Nelson and VIP are really excited about this trip and they cannot wait to be in Liberia,” Madam Nyeswah noted.“If Tomorrow Never Comes” is a movie that tells a classic story of a young girl, Ewurabana, whose uncle wickedly sold her into slavery after her mother died, leaving her and her kid brother alone in the village to fend for themselves and went through all kinds of grievous treatments in the hands of her handlers. The movie stars include Yvonne Nelson, David Dontoh, Khareema Aguiar, Becca, Kweku Elliot, and others. The movie will premiere at the Monrovia City Hall on December 19 with an after party where Yvonne Nelson will personally interact with the audience. Admission is US$60 for VIP and US$25 for ordinary guests.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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Rain halts Federer’s Indian Wells opener

first_imgThe start of the match had been delayed several minutes by light rain in a precursor of worse weather to come.With the showers expected to continue, organizers eventually suspended play for the night, with the match to resume on Sunday.One women’s match had yet to be completed and another didn’t even make it on court, and those two were also to be completed on Sunday.Federer and Delbonis will be the third match on stadium court on Sunday after 10th seeded Novak Djokovic plays his opener against Japan’s Taro Daniel.Federer is seeking to extend his perfect record this season to 13-0 as he hopes to make history and capture his sixth title.The age-defying Swiss maestro has already won two titles in 2018, claiming his 20th Grand Slam crown at the Australian Open in January.In men’s play earlier, world number four Grigor Dimitrov slumped to a shock 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-3 defeat to Spain’s Fernando Verdasco.Dimitrov continues to struggle in Indian Wells. The 26-year-old Bulgarian No. 1 has never made it past the third round in seven appearances.Dimitrov reached the final earlier this year in Rotterdam, where he lost to Federer. That came after a breakthrough 2017 which saw him win four titles, including Sofia, Cincinnati, Brisbane and the ATP Finals.Verdasco, 34, is making his 15th straight appearance in Indian Wells and trying to improve on his 2009 quarter-final run.– ‘Amazing feeling’ –“It is an amazing feeling when you come to a tournament like this and in a stadium with a good atmosphere against one of the top players in the world. You know you’re able to do your job and have a good day and win the match,” said Verdasco.“So it was a really good feeling. I am super happy to win and come through this tough opponent and this tough round.“I am just going to enjoy the victory and try to keep it going in the next round and make it as far as possible.”Fifth seeded Dominic Thiem defeated teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in a second round match.Thiem moved through to a third round meeting with 30th seed Pablo Cuevas, of Uruguay, who beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.Thiem, 24, is hoping to improve on last year’s quarter-final finish at Indian Wells, one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar outside of the four Grand Slams.Other men’s winners on Saturday included American Taylor Fritz, Czech Tomas Berdych and South Korea’s Chung Hyeon.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000With showers expected to continue at Indian Wells organizers suspended play for the night, with the match between Roger Federer and Federico Delbonis put on hold © GETTY/AFP / KEVORK DJANSEZIANINDIAN WELLS, United States, Mar 11 – Defending champ Roger Federer’s opening match was put on hold Saturday when play at the Indian Wells ATP Masters was suspended after heavy rain swept through the California desert.The 36-year-old Federer had taken a set from Federico Delbonis 6-3 with the second tied at 2-2 when rain stopped play.last_img read more

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