David Vandy

David Vandy is the Vice-Chairman of the Sierra Leone Association of Artists and Musicians based in the United States.

 

David founded the Sierra Theatre Productions, which is the first Sierra Leonean theatre company to be established in the United States. An organization that has performed cultural Sierra Leonean plays at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the first time ever, and the Smithsonian museum. David is also the founder of the African Gospel Musical Contest an event that helps bring recognition to the African gospel industry worldwide. In its fourth year running the African Gospel Musical Contest has grown to form the African Gospel Network involving the TV network, Radio, Magazine, and yearly musical contest, of which David is the Chair person
He serves on the board of directors of The Sierra Leone Association of Artists and Musicians and is also the Chairman of the 50th Independence planning committee of the Embassy of Sierra Leone.
David is the recipient of multiple awards, namely:
Save Sierra Leone Foundations Top 100 humanitarian recipient.
Gems of Sierra Leone recipient award
SLMTV humanitarian award for his contribution to the music industry
Sierra Leone Association of Artists and Musicians Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Sierra Leone Entertainment Industry .
Honored by the African Cultural Alliance of North America in Collaboration with the House of Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania and the Council of the City of Philadelphia with 2 Award/Citations for his contribution to the development of Arts and Culture in the African Community through the radio program 'AFRICAN BEAT' at the Voice of America