As interesting, if a little more spine chilling, is the Akodessawa fetish market, Africa’s largest. This is where the voodoo medicine men and “fetish masters” officiate and create magic potions, charms and cures. It is strictly about “white magic” – or so we are told.
The Voodoo animistic religion permeates society in this part of West Africa, with 51% of the population being “adepts”. The Fetish Market is where people come to buy ingredients for spells and magic potions. Voodoo doctors remove evil spells, heal the sick, break a spell of bad luck or even help to improve students’ mental powers before an examination.