Born in Brewerville, Montserrado County Liberia, Maurice Terziq Gayflor nicknamed CIC (Commander in Chief) is one of the country’s popular musicians. CIC is a songwriter, singer and rapper who invented a new brand of music called kolo-pop, a blend of Afropop spiced with his local language and Liberian colloquialisms.
CIC has a John Buttay, Peking John, Brother and Advice. Brother, which featured Casimoney, one of Liberia’s finest lyricists, rose to number 1 on Liberia’s music charts. For a time, it displaced All Hail, Liberia Hail as the country’s national anthem. Advice had a similar effect in the country. CIC was nominated as New Best Artists at the Liberia Entertainment 2016 and won Tunes Liberia New Best artist and Collaboration of the year 2016. At the Liberia Music Awards, 2018, CIC emerged Male Artist of the Year and Hipco Artist of the Year. CIC won in the latter category at the Liberia Entertainment Award, 2018
The Mining Engineering undergraduate and MTN Liberia Brand ambassador is vocal on domestic violence and abuse of women.
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