“Temale Youth Choir Crowned Winners At Otumfuo’s Composers Competition With A Great Performance” Led by Mensah Dowaana Samuel.

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Adaptation: Tamale Youth Choir. Credit Photo Manhyia Palace
Adaptation: Tamale Youth Choir. Credit Photo Manhyia Palace

 

🎶 Naa Osei Tutu II, ti jilma to’on dana 🎶 – The Composer is Mensah Dowaana Samuel with his Tamale Youth Choir.

Mensah Dowaana Samuel, a Native of Kintampo in the Bono East Region of Ghana is the composer and Executive Director of the Tamale Youth Choir, which has just achieved a remarkable feat during the Otumfour Osei Tutu II Composers Competition.

Samuel, a talented, gifted, and passionate young man, has been composing since 2014 and has an impressive portfolio of over 300 compositions.

Samuel together with his friends, notably Dunstan Guba, the Tamale Youth Choir Media Director, founded the Tamale Youth Choir in 2018, and under his leadership, the choir has experienced significant growth.

Samuel’s recent accomplishment includes his participation in the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Composers Competition. His composition titled “Naa Osei Tutu II, ti jilma to’on dana” stood out among eight other compositions and was recognized as the best. The multilingual song, written in Dagbani, Asante Twi, and English, celebrated the legacy of HRM Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as he marked 25 years as Asantehene.

Samuel Dowaana Mensah is not only a composer but also a passionate musician, choral director, and instrumentalist. Based in Tamale, Northern Region, with roots in Kintampo, he is known for his versatility and expertise in playing instruments such as the keyboard, trombone, and atenteben. Samuel’s compositions frequently incorporate Northern Ghanaian languages, reflecting his commitment to preserving and promoting the region’s musical heritage.

As a respected choral leader, Samuel directs multiple choirs in Tamale and Accra, including the Tamale Youth Choir and various church choirs. He strives for musical excellence and harmony in his work. Additionally, Samuel serves as a church organist, bringing spiritual enrichment through music. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Music Theory and Composition, demonstrating his dedication to honing his skills and deepening his musical knowledge.

Beyond his own musical pursuits, Samuel is actively involved in mentoring and educating aspiring musicians. His unwavering passion for music and commitment to mentorship underscore his significant impact on the music scene, both as an artist and as a contributor to the future of music.

Tamale Youth Choir, Northern Ghana, and Ghana as a whole are proud of Samuel Dowaana Mensah’s accomplishments and pray for God’s continued blessings upon him.

We at MeYÉ› Asanteni are also proud of him for Gifting us such a Beautiful Song for His Majesty’s 25th Anniversary.