Playwright and poet, Chief Moomen has hailed the CEO of Zylofon Media and asked him to give him [Moomen] an investment money of GhC5 million so he can stage a production about Mansa Musa, the king of the ancient Mali Empire who is said to have been the richest man on the earth.
“Obviously you are not afraid to spend. And on the arts for the matter. So, let me sell you a vision that could be one of the most impactful things you’ll ever do.
“Give me 5 million cedis (Just a little over 1 million dollars) and let me create some magic that could, potentially, be the game-changer in Ghana’s arts and tourism industry.
“Here is the catch – you are spending millions to build an ultra-modern theatre, so we hear. How about spending a fraction of that to produce amazing content for that place? How do you intend to unveil your new magnificent building? With another unimaginative show where some performers come and mime on stage? We’ve seen that before. Oya, pass. Let’s do something different,” Chief Moomen said in a letter that he wrote.
“I’m obsessed with this vision. It will be done. Just a matter of time. Maybe sooner if those with deep pockets can see what I see. I have done so much, with so little. I could do so much more, with a little more!”
Zylofon Media is a limited liability company that was recently set up to promote the showbiz in Ghana. Their most recent big signing was Shatta Wale.