Let’s have a theatre festival in Ghana – Chief Moomen

Let’s have a theatre festival in Ghana – Chief Moomen

The renowned Ghanaian playwright, Chief Moomen, has outlined some innovative strategies to enhance the vibrancy of theatre in Ghana.

During an interview on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z, Chief emphasized the importance of collaboration in elevating the art form. He suggested the idea of a theatre festival as a means to further showcase and celebrate theatre in Ghana.

Chief Moomen proposed pulling together resources and talents from prominent figures in the industry such as George Quaye, Latif Abubakar, and Uncle Ebo Whyte to organize a major theatre festival. This collaborative effort not only brings resources together but also unites audiences in experiencing the richness of Ghanaian theatre.

In addition to collaboration, Chief Moomen highlighted the significance of lobbying policymakers through activism to advance the theatre industry. He also stressed the importance of having the right infrastructure, effective marketing strategies, and compelling content to attract and engage theatre audiences.

Chief Moomen’s passion for theatre has earned him recognition on the global stage. He is currently in the United States of America as part of the 2024 Global Programme of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships, along with 24 other accomplished individuals. Chief Moomen’s dedication to his craft was further demonstrated when he attended the World Conference on Culture and Arts Education in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Notable for his initiative, ‘The Mansa World’, Chief Moomen is curating African history and heritage through various creative mediums such as theatre and film for global audiences.

The initiative was launched at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, signifying Chief’s commitment to showcasing Africa’s rich cultural tapestry.