Meet James Varrick Armaah, The Man Behind Prez. Akufo Addos Favorite Song

The President Of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on numerous occasions have shown his love for gospel songs as he has been seen either tapping his feet or singing along to gospel songs in public.

With Harmonious Choral's "OYE" song being described as his favorite, Nana Akufo Addo throughout his campaign to become the president of Ghana was seen dancing to the song composed by James Varrick Armaah, the founder of Harmonious Choral, an interdenominational choir based in Accra Ghana.

Known for  songs like 'Come thou fount','Hosanna', Oye' and many others, Mr James Varrick Armaah who was born on 27th April, 1984 in  Winneba in the Central region of Ghana was born into a musical family where his father was the choir master of the Winneba A.M.E Zion Cathedral and his mother a chorister in A.M.E Zion Cathedral as well.

From a very young age, his talent for music was obvious as he was always seen
memorizing all four parts of songs being taught at choir rehearsals. At age seven he started composing for his colleagues at Sunday School. He started playing the church organ when he was eleven.

James became the principal organist for the Winneba Youth Choir from 2000 to July 2007. He worked with Paa John, the choir's director, to lift the image of WYC. It has since become one of Ghana's leading choirs.

He founded Harmonious Chorale after leaving the Winneba Youth Choir. Today, he is wildly popular in Ghanaian contemporary music, and is one of the foremost personalities shaping the face of choral music in the country.

Under his directorship the choral has achieved a lot of success including being adjudged champions of the 2018 World Choir Games( C28 Open Repertoire)


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