Black Magic Woman
Tell us a bit about yourself. Were you born/raised in Ghana? Where are you currently living and creating?
I was born in Ghana. I currently create out of Brooklyn, NY.
I discovered you when I saw a link to the video for your song, “Black Magic Woman,” which is incredibly powerful-- the words, the visuals, everything! There are so many messages and themes in “Black Magic Woman.” What inspired you to write that song and what message do you want viewers to take away from the video?
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN is a message to everyone sleeping to wake up and open their eyes to the magic, whatever it may be. The blood coursing through our veins is ancient, therefore we have to Sankofa. We must return to our roots.
Were you raised in a particular religion or spiritual tradition? Is there a religion or spiritual tradition that you practice currently?
I was raised as a "Christian." Now, I am a free Vodoun practitioner.
For you, what is the significance of Black people practicing religious or spiritual traditions that are rooted in and reflect their culture and ancestry?
IT IS THE ONLY WAY I know of to tell. Christianity was forced on us as all across the globe. The most important thing for people of color to know is that our ancestral deities never died even if we have ignored them for a long amount of time. We never die, so the only thing that can help us all is OUR ORIGINAL GODS. First of all, how do you eat your food with your God bleeding on a cross above you in a picture frame? How? Then you thank him for the food? Where is his food? I have too many questions.... I don’t know how long we will keep praying and suffering waiting for an imaginary guy to come from the skies and save us, then judge those going to heaven or hell. I cant. I really just can’t! But on the other hand, I respect everyone’s decision to practice what they want. I have no choice but to respect those who choose Christianity as a religion. I really hope you make it to heaven.
Do you have any advice for those who are wanting to explore spiritual traditions, especially for those of us who may not know exactly where our ancestors are from and where our heritage lies?
Go for it!!! The ancestors await your voice. You can never go wrong. Vodoun is everywhere and it’s been named many different things across the globe. There is information pouring in from Everywhere. I also say to sit still, and listen with your soul. The answers are there.
You coined this term “Voodoo Pussy,” which I love! I’m a fan of Pussy Magic and intentionally using our wombs and sex/sensuality to create in our realities. What does “Voodoo Pussy” signify or represent to you?
ADZE KOLO means VOODOO PUSSY. There is a "not so funny" joke in Ghana about the women from my tribe, the EWE tribe. It is rumored that some women from other tribes warn their sons not to date Ewe women, due to the fact that we are notoriously known for how powerful our Vodoun is. I personally think they worry we might take their souls with the power of our vaginas. So, I figured, why be bashful of this? We should celebrate the good good and uplift the power of women. After all, we are the mothers of Creation. We are GODS. We create Nations.
What makes you feel powerful?
Definitely VODOUN. Doing my rituals, possessions, and magic in general. What I see and hear manifests into my art.
What are some current creations that you are working on?
#VOODOOPUSSY produced by Kuvie, will be released later in the year. But before that I will release a feature song, IFA, produced by Rabo & Snob sometime in August.
Who are some Black Femme witches that inspire you? Is there anyone in particular that you would like to co-create with?
I have to say HOLLY SAUCY, a Bay area Artist based in Brooklyn. A super Dope MC. Powerful witch. I find her to be in intriguing human being, with serious manifestation powers.
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