Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo

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Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lome, Togo is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where Voodoo practitioners can find anything they need for their rituals.

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The market features monkey heads, skulls, dead birds, crocodiles, skins, amputated parts of animals and other products of dead animals on sale.

The practice of voodoo began in West Africa, before being taken to Caribbean and South America by slaves, and in countries like Togo, Ghana, or Nigeria, the religion is very much alive despite centuries of Christian influence in the Gulf of Guinea from Nigeria to Ghana.

Akodessawa Fetish Market is like a super supply store for fetishes, charms and anything else one might need to perform a ritual. The market is lined with lots of wooden tables, with piles of animal heads, tails, eyes, skins, paws and limbs of various animals both native and exotic sampled on them.

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The market is the place people go to when they cannot afford English treatment or English treatment has failed them.

Voodoo merchants plying their trade in the market have products gathered from countries all over West Africa and no matter what solution you came looking for they’re bound to have something for you.

Crocodiles’ skulls are among the voodoo supplies at the Akodessewa Fetish Market. Picture: dailytelegraph

People from every part of the world regardless of race and tribe come to the market to buy body parts of dead animals as prescribed by their traditionalist or consult the in-house priest.

The market also houses voodoo priests who bless, create talismans and charms good for treating everything from infertility to removing the darkest of curses.

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A voodoo priest performing a ceremony at the Akodessewa Fetish Market. Picture: Getty
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Women looking for fruit of the womb, people looking for favors, guys looking for lucky charms, they can all be helped at akodessewa Fetish Market, the world’s biggest voodoo market.

As the largest voodoo market in the world, and one of the very few exotic attractions in Togo, Akodessewa Fetish Market is a haven for voodoo practitioners and a hotspot for daring tourists.

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