Its not my first time to hear of the word ‘JUJU’, but after reading this post: JUJU assistance to get a job on Nairaland, I have been thinking: CAN JUJU BE USED TO DO ANYTHING GOOD?. I mean GOOD JUJU for GOOD STUFFS, example, catch armed robbers, as a starting point
detour: one reason why I do not watch Nigerian movies is because of their ‘Juju wahala’. There will always be one bush that no one should come near to, inside of which there is a juju priest doing all sorts of things. There will be a woman who will use juju to collect another mans wife, another womans child, kill someone, cause road accidents etc. The same goes for men. Children are also not an exceptin.
The air is still rife with children been branded as withces or wizards all over the country. Whether this is true or false, its only our Pastors and Immams that call give us the full story, and up till now they haven’t said anything.
Whether its called home-videos, office videos, or whatever, the whole thing looks as if Nigerian film-makers, actors and actresses are rejoicing over evil. I was of this thought line when I blogged about Evil Spirits, Nollywood and Mount Zion Movies. Ok, I understand that our fore-fathers were Juju spiritualists and that is why Africa is behind everyone else even in the days of yahoo and google, but on a serious note, can Juju be used to do anything good?
According to Wikipedia:
Juju is a word of West African origin that refers to the supernatural power ascribed to an object. Particularly an object foreign to the local society.
Some Christians believe in Juju, even Muslims do, while both preach against it. If Jazz is a kid brother to Juju, (both of them start with the same letter ‘J’), I still don’t know, but see, there is JUJU everywhere in Africa. From rocking Churches in Ghana, to Kenyan football clubs, don’t even mention Nigeria. We are the super-power as far as Juju is concerned. Now we are going into Juju Comic books, just for kids.
Internationally, there is a Juju delivery service.
Anyway, all said and done, I believe there needs to be a rethink. That is why I’m launching a NATIONAL CALL to all Nigerians. We need GOOD JUJU for POSITIVE LOCAL APPLICATION.
Juju medicine to catch armed robbers. They should freeze while at the robbery site, especially those that specialize in robbing banks.
- Juju medicine to catch kidnappers. This one should be deployed over the Niger delta region.
- Juju medicine to catch car snatchers. Let them ‘catch fire’ while inside the car and the car itself will not be burnt.
- Juju medicine to inform Nigerians about the difference between Police and armed robbers. P.s: Both the Nigerian police and armed robbers wear the Nigerian Police uniform these days and its difficult to tell which is which.
Much like American movies where some pyscho(Juju people are also psycho) will call up the police station and report a robbery or rape. I believe that GOOD JUJU will be a short path to the confernment of a National Award.
Kindly note that I’m very serious about the above. The way I see it is this: JUJU has been bad all along, can it be applied positively…towards Nation building? Let JUJU do something good for once.
- catch fire – burst into flames
- wahala – trouble
Please share your thoughts!