George Mensah Essilfie is an ICONIC GHANAIAN COMPOSER from Ghana, West Africa. He started composing at the age of 9. In 1994, he won the ' World Peace Prayer Society songwriting contest organized by World Peace Prayer Society in conjunction with the UN. In 1996, under the auspices of the British Council, Ghana, he was invited by the British Choral institute to attend the Easter music school for Music educators in the U.K. He holds degrees in Music Education (UCE, Ghana) and Church Music (Lutheran Thelogical Seminary, Bexley - Columbus, OH.)  His songs have been used for several music competitions in Ghana and performed at the Verdi Music festival in Berlin, Germany. He founded the Winneba Youth Choir, Ghana (an award winning choir in Ghana) and also became the music director for the Osagyefo Theatre company, Luton, UK. 

His digital creations with West African symbols were exhibited at the McConell Arts Center in Worthington, OH. USA in Feb. 2011 as part of the Black History month activities and received excellent reviews . He is currently the Music Director for The Association of Ghana Methodist Church Choirs in North America comprising The USA and Canada. His interests include West African sacred choral composition, folk songs, military cadences, holistic music and Computer Music and with  Computer Aided Art creations . He resides in Columbus, OH USA

 

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