Three student-athletes of the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) have launched their professional music careers.
Monrovia Football Academy, is the first school in Liberia to combine high-quality education with professional football training.
The three student-athletes under the banner, ‘Lonestar Legends,’ represents Liberia’s next generation of students, musicians, and leaders.
According to MFA, the group’s members – Leon Crawford (14), William Zorr (13), and Ali Syllah (14) – enrolled in Monrovia Football Academy when it opened in 2015.
Upon joining the Academy, Lonestar Legends discovered their musical passion in the Academy’s music class through which the group’s principal writer, William Zorr, became inspired to create his own music.
In late-2018, the musical group revealed several original songs to Academy staff, sparking a movement to promote their hidden talent.
To assist the talented kids explore their talents, the Academy notified LEAD Africa, and together they began working to develop Lonestar Legends’ musical ability.
LEAD Africa is a network of progressive leadership academies that empower Africa’s future leaders through quality education and sport.
Since then, Lonestar Legends have worked with some of Liberia’s top producers, including Lil J and DJ Cypha.
On Friday, April 26, Lonestar Legends introduced themselves to the world. Their hit songs Alpha & Omega and Story to Glory began playing on radio stations across the country, and they did their first live interview on King’s FM. Later that afternoon, they made their debut live performance for hundreds of new fans at the end of the 2019 Orange-MFA National Final at Antoinette Tubman Stadium.