A Play to be Staged in Honour of Legendary Boxer Azumah Nelson


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Zoom Zoom: Once Upon A Champion

After 3 years of thrilling Ghanaian audiences from Tamale to Accra with the epic theatre production ‘WogbeJeke’, which is grand reenactment of Ghana’s history from ancient to modern times, producers of Heritage Theatre Series have launched the 2nd phase of the series which will focus on specific individuals starting with the story of Africa’s greatest boxer, Azumah Nelson.

The play, titled Zoom Zoom: Once Upon A Champion, according to its writer Chief Moomen, “will be a beautiful mélange of music, dance and drama, with exciting well-choreographed boxing scenes. It will trace the life of Azumah as a young aspiring boxer in Bukom to the celebrated champion on the international stage. Overall, it will be a glorious celebration of the champion’s life.”

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Speaking at a press launch in Accra to outdoor the project the public, the boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, expressed his excitement about the project as well as his confidence in Chief Moomen and his team to do a great job. He stated that having seen a number of productions by Chief Moomen, he believed that the young poet and playwright was the right person to tell his story.

The Azumah play is scheduled for December 2018 in three levels; a strictly by invitation VIP show, a regular show open to the general public and a special show at Bukom to take the Azumah story back to where it all began.

Chief Moomen called on Ghanaian companies, institutions and personalities to support the production in order to celebrate a true Ghanaian hero in a most befitting manner.

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