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My Encounters with Peter Ballah, AKA Flomo

    By: Nvesekie N. Konneh Like many Liberians my first encounter with the late Liberian comedian, Peter Ballah would come obviously when I heard his comedy skits that were recorded on cassettes in the 1980s. At the time, I lived in my home town of Saclepea, Nimba County. The humorous skits on radio came in the form of advertisements that were also packaged as public service messages. When I moved to Monrovia in 1988, I encountered his act first hand on TV.  When the war came in the early…

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Tributes 

Peter Ballah 1945-2012

        By: Ralph Cherbo Geeplay Peter Ballah who passed away recently in Margibi County is no doubt one of Liberia’s most recognizable voices and faces of his time. What he brought to the theater and comedy in Liberia can be referred to as a pioneering feat that has perhaps no equal. Ballah, popularly referred to as Flomo was 67 when he died at the Duside Hospital in Firestone on Sunday night, December 30, 2012 at 11pm. One of his 1990s commercials promoting the Long Life batteries that were heavily…

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