In honouring his friend, Semah G. Weifur, Nigerian musician Flavour has constructed and commissioned a school block for the visually impaired in Liberia.
Flavour established contact with Semah in 2017. The teenager had done a rendition of Flavour’s ‘Mama’ at a peace concert organized by Liberian singer, Juli Endee. Impressed with the piece, Flavour reached out to Semah and subsequently became friends.
In fact, Flavour adopted the youngster to prove to the world that condition doesn’t prove someone’s limitations.
“When it comes to music, impairments do not exist; as for me, music is spiritual. Therefore, there are no limitations as to whom I choose to work with,” Flavour said in an interview last year.
“Cobhams Asuquo is another extraordinarily talented producer and composer that I worked with on “Virtuous Woman” as part of my fifth studio album ‘Ijele – The Traveller.’ There are no bounds to creativity.”
Semah was born blind to a poor family. For years, he had been in the care of Monrovia-based NGO, Christian Association of the Blind (CAB). The youngster who grew up in Nigeria dreams of becoming a singer.
After working with Semah for some time, Flavour said it was “incredibly humbling”.
“He is a vibrant young boy, who at a young age is very sure about himself and confident. I admire these qualities, which have made it a pleasure to work with him. I haven’t really experienced any challenges working with Semah. He doesn’t allow his visual impairment to hinder him in any way.”