Entertainment of Sunday, 5 March 2017
History told in a relaxed and entertaining way to educate Ghanaians on an important part of the country’s history but entertain them concurrently.
“Wogbejeke”, a Ga word translated as “we have journeyed from afar to get here” is a theatre series encompassing stage drama, poetry music and dance in a production style that depicts the story of ancient Ghana right from when civilization began in Egypt through to how the various ethnic groups came to settle in and cohabit with each other.
The series written and produced by poet and spoken word artist Chief Abdul Moomen paints a clear picture of the country’s history in a narrative to give visiting foreigners a sense of history and to take Ghanaians back to their roots.
This year’s stage performance bared not only the history of the various ethnicities but also the transition of political power from our colonial masters and the progress of music throughout the centuries.
Chief Moomen incorporated the change from the cradle of civilization Egypt through to the ancient kingdoms of Songhai, Mali and Ghana. It also looks at the transition of power from PNDC’s JJ. Rawlings through to Atta Mills, John Mahama and eventually to the incumbent president Akufo-Addo.
The production beautifully brought Ghana’s history back to life with some great actors and actresses playing back history through drama and a touch of comedy. It was a delight to many patrons who couldn’t help but enjoy the entire scenery as performers wowed them.
The event which came off at the National theatre in Accra Saturday March 4, forms part of activities to mark the country’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations after 60 years of independence.