Chief Moomen, Poet, Spoken word artist, TV Producer

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Biography

Chief Moomen works as a Spoken Word Artist and he specializes in providing tailored performances to suit various occasions. He is also a Programmes Manager and Producer at Sapphire Ghana Ltd, a production and media content development company in Accra. He is arguably one of the most recognized spoken word poets in Ghana whose performances are helping to ignite a popular interest in the genre. He has performed on various national, social, cultural, corporate and entertainment platforms over the past seven years.

Chief Moomen’s poetry is rife with imagery and he is a master story teller who is able ignite and sustain the interests of his audience. His narratives are filled with historical, political, traditional and social motifs usually delivered with a good dose of humour.  Chief Moomen studied Creative Writing under one of Africa’s finest poets, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho and playwriting under the renowned playwright, Prof Martin Owusu at the University of Ghana.

His poetic flair has won him opportunities to perform at some of the most important national events. For three years consecutively, Chief Moomen has been commissioned to prepare theatrical productions as the highlight of the Heroes’ Day Celebrations held every 28th of February at the Heroes Park, Independence Square. He opened the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music awards in a riveting performance of poetry and music along with singer Efya and saxophonist Steve Bedi, the first of its kind in the history of the awards ceremony which was very well received. He shared the stage with renowned artists such as Sarkodie, Wizkid, R2Bees and the likes. He performed at the unveiling of the 2014 Fifa World Cup trophy at the State House as part of the Coca Cola international trophy tour.  He also performed at the 2012 National Youth Achievers Award which was held under the auspices of President John Mahama, both at the launch of the awards at Alisa Hotel and the main awards night at the Conference Centre. Following the passing of the late President Mills, he prepared a tribute for which he performed at the late president’s vigil in a performance involving a choir and a group of poets. He has also been a constant performer at KSM’s Stage Comedies which is held on the 25th of December each year.

In December 2013, Chief Moomen launched a centre for the promotion of arts and learning, Bambu Centre, to coordinate his various activities in performances, publishing, stage productions and skills development.  Present at the launch was the founder of The African Leadership Academy, Fred Swaniker.

Chief Moomen is currently working on his debut poetry album and an anthology of his poems to be launched soon.

Interview

Portfolio

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Khalid Basharat Duohisung says:

    There’s nothing about about Chief Moomin’s family in his biography.

    1. Hassan Salih says:

      Thanks for the remark Khalid, because this is a site about creativity, we try to keep our biographies short and straight to the point with an emphasis on creative achievements and not necessarily family background. I’m sure there are a few other sites that are more interested in that aspect of their featured profiles. There is a bit more about his educational background and how he got where he is now in the video interview though. Thanks.

  2. Lasisi Babatunde Jamiu says:

    am a literature student and i have a great passion for creative arts and poem.i want to be train as a public speaker and poet.

    1. Hassan Salih says:

      Hi Lasisi, great! I’m glad that you are inspired. You have already crossed the first hurdle, that is knowing what it is that you want to do. Next step is to read, read, and read as much as you can. This helps to increase your vocabulary, diction and ultimately your fluency in your chosen language. Public speaking is an art and as in almost every art form, practice makes perfect. Take every opportunity you get to speak out with confidence and in time you will be a natural. It could be as small a gathering as hanging out with your friends or a family event such as wedding engagements, school clubs and even in your classroom. I am not sure which level of education you have reached but taking a course in theater or other performing arts sure would be great boost. Hope I have been helpful! All the best in your quest! Cheers!

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