ABOUT THE BOOK
A Book Of Success Stories Of Ex-Liberian.
A biography of two success stories of ex-Liberian refugees: Samuel Siafa Taylor & Emmanuel Blessed Lavelah, the most famous marriage of musical & cultural destinies.
From the origins and development of these two individuals’ energy, they have been extremely objective in engaging a positive and creative lifestyle regarding their difficulties as refugees, but they were still able to come together in their artistic ideology for readers of all stripes.
The commonality of their artistic and cultural ideology, as featured in this biographical work, and the length of their professional friendship are the bases of the shared decision to co-author this book. They connected during their respective refugee lives, first meeting at a cultural festival in Togo, and later migrating together to Ghana, where they lived together in the same room in Buduburam (Ghana’s refugee camp) for a long time and did several collaborations with different professional callings.
While compiling records for this jointly written book, they were in different countries, Samuel Siafa Taylor in China, and Emmanuel Blessed Lavelah in Liberia. But they continued collaborating for self-development and for the artistic growth of their common denominator: Liberia. Each person’s biography is on his side of the book.
This book begins with a background of Liberia’s civil war, which pushed each of us to a foreign country where God connected us on through our shared artistic and cultural ideologies. This was followed by a historical sketch of Ghana’s refugee community, inhabited first by Liberians, when each person’s talent was nurtured and matured to a profession.
The active verbs in the main narratives of the book show that the authors were still in the refugee camp when the records were being compiled.
For this book, the authors found information about the plight of China-based Liberians and other Africans (during COVID-19) and popular pre-war Liberian musicians, cultural performers, and writers from Wikipedia.
December 7, 2021
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am Samuel Siafa Taylor, CEO of the S-Man Entertainment Internaonal, and commonly known by my stage performance name “SMan.” I am a Liberian, born unto the union of two nave Liberian persons— Mr. Momo S. Taylor (Late) and Mrs. Tennah Taylor—on June 1, 1978 at Capital Bye-Pass in Monrovia. My paternal origin is Grand Cape Mount County, while my maternal origin is Bomi County respecvely.