So what is your opinion about Jazz? For those of us who might be new to this, I am not talking of Jazz music but Black African Power that is attributed to smaller deities and African gods. I'm sure every African knows these powers exist and are real. So the question here is do you believe in their efficacy?
During our honeymoon in Gambia, we visited to Kachikali Museum, and saw several charms, to be used for different purposes. Although I feel Gambian jazz is a learner where ancient Nigerian Babalowos are (which is understandable, because it is a very small country, it just an experience standing face to face with charms and amulets. See for yourself below.
... But first, some masks
The kungkuntungo mask below is used by the Bakaus, Lamins, and Brikamas during male circumcision and other festivities
And now, to the Jazz
|This is used for protection against adversaries and|
The one below is the one which allows people disappear... just the way we see in Abija Awara and Fadeyi Oloro movies. Who has ever seen this happen in real life?
This one below is a multipurpose juju, and also makes the wearer blade proof i.e. the person cannot be stabbed or cut with a knife. Hmmm
Children are officially allowed to handle the one below. After all, it is made for them, to protect them from sickness and witches.
This one protects the foetus of pregnant women from evil spirits. Isn't it just easier to use safety pin to prick the evil spirits like Nigerian women always do?
Bullet proof and blade proof jazz.
I like this juju, lol. It prevents people from bad mouthing you, and being jealous of you.
Just point this antelope horn jazz to your enemy, and he will die. Can somebody shout EWO, lol.
What do you get when you write koranic verses, and mix it with the skin of a black cat? A jazz that can help you disappear and hypnotise your enemy, all in one.
|Another Bullet proof jazz.|
I asked our tour guide, Keep Smiling, if all these jazz really worked. His response was that if you believe in their power, that they'll work for or against you when someone points them at you, then they'll work. But as for him, he doesn't believe in their power. His explanation nade sense to me.
Thank God for the finished work of Christ on the cross. Now, we don't have to subject ourselves to wearing numerous charms and amulets as protection against the enemy.