2 thoughts on “Daniel Blay Menyon

  1. I interviewed Daniel for my video podcast, The Problem Solvers Forum, about a year ago. During that podcast, which was aimed at giving
    publicity to Daniel and his wife Sonya’s brainchild, the Daisy Bopah Academy, he was pretty animated, committed, and passionate about the prospects of his not-for-profit academy. The thought of establishing a school in the heart of the Liberian jungle to cater to indigent kids was not only Daniel’s passion but his obsession.

    Through our daily interaction on the Coalition of Concerned Liberians (CCL), chatroom, Daniel gave us monthly or, in some cases, weekly updates on the status of DBA. There were no doubts about his unbending desire to uplift his fellow human beings. We saw the Daisy Bopah Academy move from a rough prototype he had scribbled on paper to an institution that dominated the recent West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams in Liberia. Following the news of DBA’s domination, I paid tribute to Daniel by posting a video of R&B singer Aloe Blacc’s hit, The Man.

    But true to his selflessness and humility, he downplayed the tribute and was more concerned about the next chapter of his academy. That was vintage Daniel, a man devoted to the service of humanity, a good man with a solid moral compass…there was no nuance or a grey area regarding right and wrong. Daniel and I had hundreds of exchanges over our 26 years of chatroom camaraderie. Needless to say, we rarely agreed on any subject, but our disagreement was more often in jest. I, an optimist, always saw the glass half full, Daniel saw the glass half empty, but we did find common ground and agreement on the DBA.. I made several contributions to Daniel for the academy and will still continue with contributions. My deepest condolences to Sonya, and Daniel’s family. May his Soul RIP.

    Clip of interview with Daniel Menyon.

  2. Your passing epitomizes the term “untimely”, Your death was indeed untimely; it came as a shock to many. You were in the midst of accomplishing worthy goals. You hopefully did the best you could within your means. Hopefully, others will now carry on the projects you started and carry your dreams to fruition… that will indeed be a worthy challenge and undertaking.

    Rest well, CyberBuddy. You will be missed at CCL, for better or for worse. May your soul rest in eternal peace.

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