U.S Hospital Discharges Musical Icon Friday The Cellphone After Successful Surgery

By: Robert Haynes

Liberia musical legend, Friday The Cellphone Man has been discharged from hospital in the United States following a successful completion of a TIPS Procedure surgery for liver disease.

The Liberian musician was diagnosed with liver disease but kept it quietly until recently.

The musical star upon leaving the Hospital Monday May 24, 2021 expressed gratitude to the Almighty God and to all of his fans who supported him financially and through prayers.

Solomon Smith alias Friday The CellphoneMan (born February 16, 1980) is a Liberian musician from the Grebo tribe.

Starting from the bottom, his career began at the age of five years. In 1985, he initiated dancing with the Maryland Culture Troop, and then was introduced to the Grand Gedeh Culture Troop in 1998.

Soon after, he started dancing with Banga National Culture Troop, which is in Bong County. He had a dance studio in 1998 called Dance Calabash where individuals from Paris came to learn Liberian traditional songs and dances. At the heat of the war, he left and went to Monrovia where he commenced dancing with Culture Ambassador from 1992 to 1993; he founded his own group called African Culture Promoter (ACP).

After managing to finish the song Malawala Balawala in 1994 on a providence island, he then went to Ivory Coast and danced with Malawa Balawa Culture Troop International.

He also went with Liberian National Culture Troop to Libya, went back to Monrovia in 1999 where he worked at a studio (Watankar Studio) on 5th Street Sinker.

He recorded his first song called Nagaswen. His first album didn’t sell in 2002 because of the war, so he ended up recording another song at Deport Road Studio called Monrovia Young Geh in 2004, which made a hit in 2005.

In 2004, he recorded his hit album “Simple Mistake. Soon after, his career skyrocketed and he was performing around the Country.

Friday the Cellphone Man received an award from UNICEF for the song “Play Your Low” in 2005-2006, and Information Ministry in 2008 for the song “Biggest Mistake”.

The Liberian music icon CellphoneMan also received a few other awards. In 2008, he came out with “I will Buy You Cellphone”. In 2012, he came out with the hit single “Teldewene”.

Because he is a victim of the Liberia war, he created a foundation called “Solomon Smith Foundation” in 2009 where he worked with orphan individuals.

His mission is to build Liberia up and create jobs for people that doesn’t have one.

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