The production is a part of a project dubbed Heritage Theatre Series, which is an ambitious undertaking to reenact the history of Ghana from ancient to modern times through a series of spectacular drama and dance performances.
The first in the series, WogbeJeke: The Birth OF A Nation, with Key Soap Sponsorship, opened at the National Theatre on the 4th and 5th Of July 2015 with a repeat on the 22nd Of August by popular demand. It was a impressive reenactment of Ghana’s pre-colonial history featuring the stories of Kings, Queens and legends such as Ndewura Jakpa, Okonfo Anokye, Akorkoli, Nii Taki, Yaa Asantewaa and others. The production, with its huge cast and crew of 150 people, was very well received with a lot of rave reviews.
Speaking at an MOU signing event at Unilever head office in Tema, the Category Manager For Home Care for Unilever, Francis Afoani, revealed that they were very impressed with the quality of the first show and the excitement it generated. He noted that Key Soap has been an important product in Ghanaian homes for over 50 years and as such, was an important element of the Ghanaian story. They were, therefore, happy to associate the brand with Heritage Theatre Series.
On his part the creator of the show, Chief Moomen, expressed gratitude to Unilever for supporting the production last year and coming onboard this year. He expressed great excitement about plans for the year and was confident that WogbeJeke will continue to build a great audience base
Last year’s production, WogbeJeke: The Birth Of A Nation, will rerun at the amphitheatre of the University of Ghana on 31st March, 1st and 2nd April at 7:30pm each night. The story continues in July at the National Theatre with a riveting play on Ghana’s independence struggle titled WogbeJeke: The Tale OF Two Men.