Black Magic Woman

15/09/15Challenging Christianity's Role in Ghanaian Society

Ghanaian artist/singer Azizaa and rapper/director Wanlov the Kubolor are at the forefront of an open-minded generation in Ghana that is increasingly starting to question the omnipotence of colonially imposed Christianity in the country, while elements of local culture and tradition are publicly rejected or consciously suppressed.

In a recent interview with The Fader the two sat down to discuss the current situation in Ghana, the big business that is religion as well as Azizaa's powerful track "Black Magic Woman", which addresses the blatant dichotomy between religion and superstition, while making a strong and righteous statement:

"I think Christianity should be banned and made illegal in Ghana, and all of Africa. How can anyone of African descent be worshiping the same tool used to uselessly murder their ancestors?”

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom