THE POWERFUL “KORKU” SPIRITUAL CULT OF THE EWE PEOPLE.

Akwaaba!

 The people of korku are from Volta region of Ghana,  known more so for being spiritually powerful. I was very fortunate to experience this and capture it through my lens at the Hogbetsotso festival. The cultural celebration had various displays stationed all over the soccer   field, quite magical in fact. There was one which caught my attention the most,  the game of   cutting and patching. The performers used sharp objects such as ; blades, knifes and daggers to   cut one another for public entertainment. This was mesmerizing but also confusing to the naked   eye; to see flesh being cut and unharmed was truly spectacular, almost spell bounding. 

 The korku cult is not an evil practice and can be defined in the context of African Traditional    Spirituality. However, the act is dangerous and must not be practiced outside of the cultural   sphere, as these performers have been cooked specifically for these acts .

Ansah, Kofi. (2022), Hogbetsotso. Keta

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