Monday, March 29, 2010

ZOOM ZOOM - The Career of Azumah Nelson

Does the name Azumah Nelson ring a bell? How well do you know him? What about this iconic title “Zum Zum”? Have you ever wanted to know more about the “Professor” of boxing from Ghana and how his career took off the way it did…?!?!

Somewhere in August 2009, during Maker Faire Africa ’09 in Accra, I got in touch with British-Ghanaian Writer/Director Sam Kessie at the fair, where she made a call to other filmmakers and film-lovers to help make movies from Ghana more interesting to the international community by introducing production value, originality and creativity because Ghana has a lot of stories to tell.

Priscilla Afua Sam also known as Sam Kessie in the industry is the brain behind the Documentary Film: - "ZUM ZUM - The Career of Azumah Nelson" which premieres at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra, Ghana.

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall. Accra-Ghana

From the slums of Bukom; a suburb of Accra comes the inspirational story of a young man who believed his destiny was to become a King amongst Kings. Azumah, ‘Zum Zum – The Professor’ Nelson was the World Boxing Council - World Champion for over a decade, putting the little West African coastal nation of Ghana on the map.

We follow the humble story of a man who believed in himself and became the Terrible Warrior, and arguably the greatest boxer to come out of Africa. With highlights of rare footage and interviews from Azumah and many others, this is the true testament of the legend’s career.

This is a MUST watch. Bookmark the date; April 17th, 2010 and make sure, you grab your tickets in advance.


Juanita said...

Love the layout by the way.
Azumah Nelson was a legend, I'll be sure to keep an eye out though.

Mac-Jordan - AccraConscious said...

@ Juanita: Thanks for your comment and I appreciate loads. Hope to see more comments from you.

MIghTy African said...

nice post man!
wish I could see this

and nice layout too :-)

sankofapictures said...

Stay tuned for where to get a copy of this documentary.

Layout was done by Sharmilee Khona - She's a fantastic up and coming graphic designer.

Thanks for your interest :)

Jerry Ashong said...

I love your activism, Mac-J. Keep it up.

The Traveler said...

Does anyone know anything about Floyd Robertson? I am researching his history.

Alternative Thought said...

Zum! Zum! I wonder what it is about Bukom that makes it such a hot bed for boxing prodigies?

Maybe it's all the banku...