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Chief Moomen

Abdul Moomen Muslim known professionally as Chief Moomen is a Ghanaian poet, playwright and creative entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the Ghanaian historical epic – WogbeJeke: Our Journey, a theatrical reenactment of the history of Ghana from ancient to modern times. In March 2017, the play was chosen as the official theatre showpiece to celebrate Ghana’s 60th Anniversary. 

Chief Moomen began performing spoken word poetry as an undergrad, influenced by his lifelong admiration for Maya Angelou as a child. He writes, reads, and performs poetry for global corporate, non-profit and state functions. 

He is also the founder of Bambu Centre, a creative hub located at Adenta, Accra, established to nurture creative skills and businesses. In 2018, CNN profiled Moomen for an edition of its African Voices. He has performed at events and venues like the National Theatre of Ghana, the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations with his ensemble of drummers, dancers and singers. In 2012, he performed at the burial of late Ghanaian president John Evans Attah Mills and in 2014, at the unveiling of the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the State House in Accra. 

In 2018, Moomen performed a tribute to President Hilla Limann (1979 to 1981) at his 20th Anniversary commemoration and on May Day, 2020, he performed in a virtual concert in honour of health workers in Ghana. On 10 December 2021, he performed at the Expo 2020 in Dubai as part of the Dignified Storytelling Forum.