Before Christianity and Islam came to the Gold Coast, there was the revered Traditional worship already.
People held traditional worshipers especially fetish priests in high esteem due to the mystical powers they were believed to possess and also their honesty and truthfulness. People resorted to them when they were cheated and someone steals from them because they had the power to invoke curses on the person and make him return whatever he stole.
But one of the famous fetish priests in Ghana fell for a scam and couldn’t use his gods to detect that Ponzi scheme that was being cooked by Nana Appiah Mensah popularly known as Nam 1 and his infamous Menzgold company.
Popular fetish priest in Ghana, Nana Kwaku Bonsam revealed that he invested GHC400,000 with now embattled gold dealership company Menzgold. According to the spiritual man, he was influenced to invest with the company after their associate company Zylofon Music signed their two giant dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale.
A year after being scammed, he is eying for a parliamentary seat in the Ashanti Region.
He said with the help of his gods, he will be the first rastaman in parliament, having kicked incumbent Augustine Collins Ntim off the seat. The fetish priest said he has already built four markets in and around his constituency, and will, within two weeks, finish off the ‘shoddy’ works left behind.