One of Liberia’s prolific musicians, and Queen of Liberian music, Fatu Gayflor is expected to receive the Liberian Entertainment Awards (LEA) during the awarding of its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
According to a dispatch from the United States where she resides, Fatu Gayflor’s career in the music industry spanned more than four decades, during which she successfully represented Liberian music internationally.
She is a leading advocate against Domestic Violence. In 2013, Fatu co-founded and became the artistic director of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, an ensemble of highly-accomplished Liberian women singers, dancers and songwriters, all based in Philadelphia.
Fatu has been honored with a Leeway Foundation Transformation Award (2013) and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2014). In 2015, she was artist-in-residence at Brandeis University’s Creativity, Arts and Social Transformation program, where she performed and taught in conflict resolution, ethnomusicology, and dance and women’s studies classes.
In 2017 the United Liberian Association of Bucks County honored Fatu for her years of devotion to nurturing Liberian arts in the Americas; her numerous musical contributions to I-Help Liberia Project USA at many of its annual programs to generate funds to support education in Liberia has been appreciated by Liberians in the Diaspora.