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Interestingly, although the movies join the general political discourse in denouncing the phenomenon, they go beyond mere condemnation and suggest socioeconomic and political conditions as possible motivations for sakawa youths. Communication Practices and Intercultural Encounters. According to the Youth and Sports Minister, Muntakar Mohammed, the eagerness of the youth to be rich in the short- est possible time is a contributing factor to the rise this social menace. In Ghanaian Charismatic-Pentecostal Christian circles, a popular belief is expressed in a paraphrase of Matthew 8: The inseparable relationship within traditional religion between the physical and spiritual worlds can be seen in the practice of invoking material blessings from the Supreme Being and dead ancestors through libations and sacrifices. Pentecostalism, Vision and Video Technology in Ghana. The third theme is the view that the practice of sakawa is sustained by private Internet cafes, especially those who operate around the clock, as mentioned by Zeta Okaikwei, then the Minister of Information. Hughes, Stephen, and Birgit Meyer.
In one of the Sakawa Boys films for example, Socrate Safo, in an attempt to rep- licate an actual sakawa ritual, used real coffins for a scene in which a reli- gious specialist commands three sakawa boys to sleep in them as part of the ritual. African Studies Review http: Remember me on this computer. This move had the laudable goal of helping to educate qualified stu- dents who were not admitted to the government-owned universities, but its unintended consequence is that large numbers of university graduates cannot find jobs or high-paying work that is commensurate with their skills and education. Towards a Material Approach to Religion. Within the Muslim community at Nii Boi Town, where I lived, wealthy indi- viduals believe that the distribution of free beef to the needy will result in material rewards from Allah. Although I have watched many sakawa series created by different producers, I chose these examples not only for their popularity but also because they represent three dominant types of filmmaking in contemporary Ghana. He urged them to rather study hard to achieve academic excellence, stressing that schoolchildren must channel their energies into profitable ventures that would enhance their future development.
There are also a number of popular narratives and morality tales in Ghana that crosscut ethnic affiliations and promote the belief that people can per- form certain occult rituals to generate financial wealth. Eventually they sever their ties with the Chief, who they feel compen- sated them inadequately for their services, and establish an independent cyberfraud business.
John Evans Atta-Mills died on July 24,and his vice president, John Dramani Mahama, became president in the December presidential elections. However, the films take a broader approach to the sakawa phenomenon, one that enriches our understanding of the socioeco- nomic and political factors that produce it.
Sakawa Rituals and Cyberfraud in Ghanaian Video Movies Moviee this belief and the associated rituals of traditional religion are two basic convictions.
As evident in the discussion of sakawa, all of the major jovie faiths in Ghana believe in the efficacy of religious rituals that tap into the supernatural in order to produce material outcomes. Body, Technology, and the Dis authentication of rull Pentecostal Supernatural.
Allegedly, the number of ears of maize that the hen ate would correspond to the exact number of years that the gentleman would live to enjoy his wealth. Filmmaking, Mythmaking, Culture Making. Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between.
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Sakawa Beliefs and Ritual Practices In various conversations with people who claimed to be knowledgeable about sakawa, I became aware of some of the alleged rituals associated with the phenomenon. In particular, it focuses on the question of how popular representations of sakawa enlighten us about the motivations of those who engage vons these illegal activities.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Similarly, the political discourse betrays a will- fully? Towards a Material Approach to Religion. Thus, while the political discourse on sakawa is concerned mostly with moral admonishment, the films, while often acknowledging the role of greed in practitioners of sakawa, also foreground social problems such as joblessness and poverty.
Remember me on this computer. The occult practices are also condemned by mainstream religions, although they do believe, in general, in rons efficacy of religious rituals in bringing about material og.
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Filmmaking, Mythmaking, edited by S. In this movie, Edem loses his father, who has left behind considerable wealth, but becomes destitute along with his mother because a paternal uncle who lawfully inherited the wealth moie to take care of them.
This critical approach is conceived as a response to the persistent myo- pic view of such popular genres as irrelevant to key debates around problematic Ghanaian issues and also to calls in global media studies to de-Westernize the field. Thus film producers tap fulo, and appropriate, circulating stories with potential appeal to audi- ences.
In this context of high youth unemployment, the prolifera- tion of illegal enterprises is only one of many consequences. Hughes, Stephen, and Birgit Meyer. He is told that he has two choices of ritual sacrifice: First, it looks at sakawa as an analytically relevant example of ov mate- rial approaches to religion that view religious ideas as inextricably linked with tangible practices Morgan Interestingly, although the movies join the general political discourse in denouncing the phenomenon, they fulk beyond mere condemnation and suggest socioeconomic and political conditions as possible motivations for sakawa youths.
People point to unoccupied buildings and note that such houses are now uninhabitable because they are haunted by the souls of people who were sacrificed for sikaduro. From Imagined Communities to Aesthetic Formations: Justin cheats on Stacy and then jilts her; Stacy later murders Justin and commits suicide. The gentleman is sent away and dies that very day upon reaching home. The second dominant theme is the view that sakawa sakaaw are motivated by pure greed and the desire to get rich quickly.
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African Studies Review, 57, pp doi: Thus, at Ghanaian cultural ceremonies and festi- vals, supplicants engage in libation-prayers in which they ask for long life and material wealth, harmony in their interpersonal relationships, and pro- tection from evil forces and persons.
Haruana Iddrissu, Communication Minister, highlighted that the image of the country is at stake and the government will do all it can to reverse the creeping image of a country of immoral young men and women. Pentecostalism, Vision and Video Technology in Ghana.
Practicing Religion in the Age of Media. Sakawa in Popular Ghanaian Videos: Sakawa indexes a cyberfraud practice in Ghana allegedly linked with occult rituals. Mike has to be sexually intimate with a madwoman once a month. The sakawa phenomenon also needs to be understood from the per- spective of material approaches to religion that emphasize the insepara- bility of religious beliefs in this case, a belief in the spirit world and its interventions in real-life situations and tangible practices in this case, crim- inal ones.
This article examines the phenomenon as an analytically relevant example of a material understanding of religion.
According to the Youth and Sports Minister, Muntakar Mohammed, the eagerness of the youth to be rich in the short- est possible time is a contributing factor to the rise this social menace. Although I have watched many sakawa series created by different producers, I chose these examples not only for their popularity but also because they represent three dominant types of filmmaking in contemporary Ghana.
The rest of this section consists of excerpts from newspaper reports about the sakawa phenomenon and the response of Ghanaian political leaders.
The Ghanaian Concert Party: The term sakawa consists of saka to put it in and wa to [have] put some- thing in. Occult rituals; material religion; cyberfraud; popular culture; Ghanaian video African Studies Review, Volume 57, Number 2 Septemberpp.
So he gave him [Socrate] all the details. Such an analysis of popular representations of everyday social issues allows us to see how such genres engage seriously with sociopolitical, cultural, and economic issues, albeit on their own terms see Scott ; Wasserman This material perspective departs from the normative modernist understanding of religious experience as private and inward Meyer Four years after finishing college they meet up again with Hakeem, and Mike attempts to convince him to join them.
Believing that both options are equally effi- cacious, the man chooses the latter, although the hen he provides, accord- ing to the story, is sickly.
Only a few scholars in the field of global media studies are conduct- ing research in African popular media genres see Wasserman The Nzema people of Western Ghana are also believed to have magico-religious centers that make people rich through occult rituals.