On July 31, 2016, Zangba Thomson received the ‘Bai T. Moore Literary Award’ during a festive ceremony held at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, New York—which commemorated the 169th Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia’s Independence. The red-carpeted event was organized by the Liberian Community Association of New York City, Inc. (LCANYC), in collaboration with the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA).
“I feel honored receiving this prestigious award,” said Thomson in his acceptance speech—to an audience of more than 200 people, “because with support—the children of Liberia can excel in the world of arts and entertainment. We need to support the people of Liberia that are living in America—so that the world can view our talents also.”
The ‘Bai T. Moore Literary Award’ is an award that recognizes writers who exemplifies the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The reward was named after the late great Liberian poet, Bai Tamia Johnson Moore, best known for his 1968 cultural novella—Murder in the Cassava Patch.
During the ceremony—Thomson also received several citations from Congressman Charles Rangel; the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio; Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.; Nassau County Executive, Edward P. Mangano, and Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer.
Other honorees included Zelma Davis, Abraham Keita, Chris Dougbeh Nyan, Robert Joachim Schwarz, and Rev/Dr. Samson N. Slobert; and the Keynote Speaker was the Honorable Jeremiah Sulunteh, Liberian Ambassador to the United States.
Last year, Thomson and 7 co-authors won the ‘2015 New Book Award’ for their urban, best-selling relationship guidebook ‘Single Man Married Man’, which received major media attention from FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, Arise 360, Shade 45: Sway in the Morning, ABC, Daily Mail (UK), Vibe Magazine, Centric TV, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Currently, Thomson is promoting the release of—Take a Look… There’s Money All Around You!, a prosperity, life-changing guidebook, which highlights the secret ingredients needed to become a prosperous moneymaking machine; and his soulful debut album—Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B.
For more information about Zangba Thomson, contact his management team at Contact@BongMinesEntertainment.com.
Listen to Zangba’s post-award show comments.