Amadu Tarawallie

Artist  Amadu Tarawallie

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Name:  Amadu Tarawallie
Birthdate:  10/24/1976
Freetown, Sierra Leone


Amadu Tarawallie was born on October 24, 1976 to Mrs. Hawa Tarawallie and Alhaji Saidu Tarawallie in Freetown, Sierra Leone. His father is deceased. He attended the Tabernacle W.A.M. primary school. From there, he enrolled at the Albert Academy where he attained his fifth form with four General Certificate of Education “O” Level passes, including Arts and Crafts.
Amadu Tarawallie was born on October 24, 1976 to Mrs. Hawa Tarawallie and Alhaji Saidu Tarawallie in Freetown, Sierra Leone. His father is deceased. He attended the Tabernacle W.A.M. primary school. From there, he enrolled at the Albert Academy where he attained his fifth form with four General Certificate of Education “O” Level passes, including Arts and Crafts.

Amadu Tarawallie started studying Arts and Crafts in form one. He came to like the subject when introduced to artists like Van Gough, Picasso and other great masters. The work of these artists influenced his decision to take art in form five. Graduating from high school, Tarawallie worked under the guidance of art tutor Ajibu Ajeebs Kabba. His skills Improved along with other abilities.
Between 1992 and 2000, Tarawallie has won several prizes and medals that include a 1995 British Council Art Competition “Painting on the Environment”. That same year in December, he won second place in “Innovation” with a silver medal, first place in designing, with a gold medal and third again in designing. Sonako Etanjo Innovation and Design (SEID) and the Freetong Players organized the festival.

He took first place in the Freetong Players “Tangais Festival” in 1996 for designing, second in the UNFPA Annual Poster Contest winning a population monitor calculator.

In 1997, he came second in another UNFPA Poster Contest. But he May 25 military coup prevented any ceremonies except for the publication of the names of the winners

In 1998, he was a guest artist for the Voice of Germany Listeners Youth Organization (VOGLYO) and received a certificate of merit. That same year, he was again invited to a National Awareness Raising Workshop at the British Council organized by the National Commission for Democracy and Human Rights (NCDHR). He participated in the Sierra Leone Pease and Reconciliation Drawing Competition in November of 1998.


He Recently participated in two logo competitions. The first was organized by the World of Christian Communication (WACC) with the theme “From Confrontation to Reconciliation”. They are still awaiting results. The other is, the National Registration Identity Cards and Stop Corruption Campaign by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). He also took part in the World Health Organization Poster Contest as the only representative from Sierra Leone to Harare, Zimbabwe. The theme was “Give your blood to save lives”. He is also awaiting the result in a National War Memorial Competition.