VIDEO: Chief Moomen talks poetry, theatre & STORYTELLING on CNN African Voices

Renowned Ghanaian poet and playwright Chief Moomen was recently on CNN’s African Voices, discussing his craft and country Ghana. The feature sees the Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ producer reveal his earliest introductions to the spoken word, citing the great Maya Angelou as being responsible for his “artistic awakening”. He also comments on the place of the creative arts towards […]

Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ producer still “chasing” gov’t for #Ghana60YearsOn performance arrears

Heritage Theatre Series producer Chief Moomen has, via a series of tweets Friday morning, expressed his frustrations at government’s seeming disinterest in  paying arrears due him and his company for staging the Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ play at Ghana’s diamond jubilee celebration held back in March. According to him, half of the cost has been paid to him, […]

THEATRE – Of Chief Moomen’s Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ

My chest feels heavy. My arms are cold, but it is not from the night breeze. My eyes fight unsuccessfully, sentiments I can’t accurately name yet. Dead people walk again, and they tell me stories –powerful stories. I know these stories, I have grown up with them; from books, from a teacher’s lips, and in […]

Chief Moomen presents “To Be or Not To Be” stage play today, Nov. 3

Poet and playwright Chief Moomen, known for staging the widely successful Heritage Theater Series, is set to present a new play “To Be or Not to Be” in collaboration with Diana Nneka Atuona. Directed by Belinda Bediako, the play explores what lengths a woman would go to secure victory in elections. Greatly influenced by English poet […]

All set for Chief Moomen’s WogbeJeke: The Tale of Two Men, Sept. 25

Poet and playwright Chief Moomen has announced the second play in his Heritage Theatre Series. WogbeJeke: The Tale of Two Men, which explores Ghana’s independence struggle through the perspectives of founders J. B Danquah and Kwame Nkrumah. The show is backed by a 120-strong team which make up cast and crew. Directed by by Abdul Karim […]

‘Writer Erections’ reloaded slated for September 22

Asaase Inscriptions will on September 22 present ‘Writer Erections Reloaded’; the third in the Mental Pictures series. This night of literary readings and performances will feature Philip Boakye Dua Oyinka, known in literary circles as Nana Asaase and other contemporary poets including, Chief Moomen, Poetic Dee-At, Ganyobi Nii Saki, Ganyobi Nii Darko, among others. An […]