Christianity and Islam only add to the existing superstitions in Africa, substituting or rebranding the magical narratives that already prevail there.
The current military suppression of the Biafra agitation ignores the root cause of agitation in Nigeria - corruption, bad governance, and disempowered youth
The "juju curse" is not a solid reason for Nigerian women remaining as sex slaves in Europe. Scratch below the surface, and another narrative appears.
Africa has often been portrayed as something 'other than us'. Perhaps it's time to start seeing our similarities with its culture rather than differences
Belief in witchcraft is a troublesome but real part of some African migrant communities, leading to issues such as child abuse and human right violations.
Contrary to the views of Owen Jones. if religions treat human life, freedom, fact and evidence with contempt, they deserve nothing but disparagement
Leo Igwe refutes conceptions of African religiosity as deeply mystical showing it to be embedded in material needs and desires, rendering atheism invisible.
Though there are still daunting challenges, the prospects of a rational alternative to religion are bright and promising. Humanism is really set to become an effective alternative to religion in Nigeria and the Nigerian Humanist Movement is positioned to midwife this critical process.
They died expecting the Holy Spirit who never descended to rescue them. They died seeking spiritual help that they never received. Five persons reportedly suffocated to death and several others were hospitalized for respiratory problems after a prayer ritual went awry in Benin in West Africa. A religious cult that …
In 1994, a student gave me a book, and one of the lines in the book read, “If you want to change the society, start a movement”. I did not understand the full importance of this statement but the insight struck me and stuck with me, and never left me …