Sunday, 30 October 2011 10:53

Happy 160th Birthday - Showcasing Liberia's Resources Through Fashion

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On July 26th at the Liberian embassy’s annual Independence Day reception for the Diplomatic Corps, Mokoli Productions, Inc. staged Happy 160th Birthday: Showcasing Liberia's liberiantimberResources through Fashion. The display, featuring the Miss Africa International beauty queens and models, is part of a line promoting Africa's resources as many African countries approach their 50th independence anniversaries. The line includes diamond, copper, iron ore, rubber, rice, titanium, sugar cane, coffee and other resources found on the continent. 

Ellen Dunbar, the Liberian designer who also serves as executive producer of the Miss Africa International pageant, boasted of Liberia’s resources, stressing the significance of Liberia’s rubber during World War II. She also called Liberia an ecotourism bonanza for maintaining more than 80% of its tropical rainforest, the highest in West Africa. Dunbar expressed hopes of Liberia’s resources making the country a major player in the global market after years of turmoil and mismanagement.

Guests included ambassadors of the Diplomatic Corps, officials from the U.S. State Department, White House and the Pentagon. Robert Johnson, founder of BET, was the guest of honor. Co-sponsors included Liberian Ambassador Charles Minor, Nigerian Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Dr. Khotso Mokhele of Mittal Steel South Africa, L.I.D.F., American Business Women's Association, A.K.A. Sorority, Inc. and All Africa Global Media.

The showcase will be on display until July 26th of 2008 at various museums and churches around the United States with plans underway for an exhibit in Liberia. The entire line featuring the African continent will be showcased next May. Mokoli Productions, Inc. is accepting requests for appearances from charities that benefit African countries.  For photographs or more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 301-603-9262.

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