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Is Money Making Ritual the Only Way to Instant Wealth in Africa?

By WAOH Naija
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Its 2012, the age of civilization, enlightenment and technological advancement, and many old customs and cultures that had ruled have been set aside, but the one thing that still links us with our forefathers is the great lengths we still go to make money.

Money rules the day, but while our forefathers had more traditional means of making money, we have developed much more modern styles of making money.

Many of us believe that the age of “Money Rituals” is over, but I am sorry to bust your bubble because it still exists in different shapes and sizes.

What's the definition of a Money ritual? Money Rituals are practices by some people who believe they can create wealth for individuals with the use of spells, charms, and sacrifices e.t.c.

Money rituals can be traced to various parts of Africa, but it can also be seen in many countries such as India, china and even the west, where people sell their kidneys (sacrifices) and different organs of their body to have access to this so called wealth. The result of all this is usually seen as “Blood Money” and was commonly attributed to different traditional Gods such as Mbatuku (The Igbo spirit of wealth), Sango (The god of thunder), Mami wata(Witchcraft and sorcery) e.t.c. Many people over the years have visited the shrines of these gods with the hopes that it will get them wealth, and whilst there have been news reports of people that have actually been successful with it (I can't confirm) but now the cases of people selling kidneys for ipads, iphones, cash, men sleeping with women and using them for rituals, women taking a man's sperm and using for money making rituals, children's heads, e.t.c, all in the name of money. The question I have is;

“Is Money Making Ritual the Only Way to Instant Wealth in Africa?”

What happened to plain old handwork, diligence, brilliance, actually sitting down and developing an idea, in the age of great ideas like Facebook, Mashable,, Pinterest Google, Twitter,iROKOtv or if you are less technologically inclined, look at what people like lindaikeji, NigerianNewsdesk, Giditraffic, liveofofo and others have done with blogging/social media, or ecommerce Giants in Africa like Zappos, Sabunta, Konga e.t.c. I saw this video on Youtube, and although it may at first be funny to many of us, but taking a critical look at it, this is what many people actually go through in order to cut corners and make money.

So the question still remains;

"I saw this video on Youtube, and although it may at first be funny to many of us, but taking a critical look at it, this is what many people actually go through in order to cut corners and make money".

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