Magun - A forbidden sex
Photography Iliana Kan.
Creative Direction and styling Seyon Amosu.
Hair by Lauraine Bailey .
Stylist Assistants Dahlia Ichaou & Jean Glodyy
Magun (thunderbolt) is a popular charm among the Yoruba people, commonly done to curb promiscuity. However, is this a myth or a fact?
Magun, which in a literary Yoruba language means “Do not climb” is a dreadful and deadly Juju usually employed by offended husbands to punish the adulterous men having illicit sexual affairs with their spouse.
Sexuality and sex as a charm in religious expression.
Portraying what is seen as abominable sexual practice in Nigeria as power and authority, using a dangerous and powerful yoruba charm to symbolise black queer sexuality as a strength through a traditional African religion lense.