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‘Magun’ – African Love Charms – Myth or Reality? – This Week on Moments With Mo

Love, they say makes the world go round, but what happens when things go sour, and move from loving and cozy to fetish and dangerous?



Chief Olufisayo (Traditionalist) discusses MAGUN with Mo

Love, they say makes the world go round, but what happens when things go sour, and move from loving and cozy to fetish and dangerous? We tread on a thin border as we examine the intricate relationship between the roses of love and the thorns of obsession.

Mo discusses obsessions in love relationships and reveals an African ‘voodoo’ phenomenon called “MAGUN” and explores it as a myth or reality. As part of this episode, she follows the story of a lady who claims she is a victim of Magun.

Have you ever been in love, obsessed, or your probably don’t know the difference? This is one episode you can’t afford to miss.

Definitely an interesting episode! We hear stories about these things and watch Nollywood movies which focus on the topic so it is great that someone is investigating.

This episode will air on Tuesday 14th of December 2010 on MNet West Africa by 9.30pm with repeat broadcasts on the same channel on Wednesdays by 2pm and Saturdays by 2.30pm.
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  1. evabrave

    December 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    how is it going to be?

  2. Hope

    December 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    What nonsense! Part of the reason Nigeria is Still in the dark ages on some issues! I hope this programme busts the myth with proper logical and scientific analysis! I hope it wouldn’t be dominated by spurious claims linked to religion, tradition and blind belief!

    • NneSomebody

      December 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      Erm, Hope, hope you don’t find out the hard way that there are forces in this world which all the logic cannot stop. African traditional beliefs may appear crude but that does not make them mere myths. Tradition, religion or even blind belief (as you put it) are not things to be scoffed at. Just saying.

    • Omada

      December 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      i hope you know that it’s not everything that science and logic can explain. even scientists discuss phenomena that have defied explanation hence the term ‘paranormal’.
      we may look down on certain things with disdain because we have become to ‘civilized’ and ‘enlightened’ but my dear, there is a lot out there that we can’t explain. there’s a lot out there we can’t see that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

    • **side eye**

      December 14, 2010 at 10:18 am

      Hahahaha wow….we really are a lost people. So because a white man (or a black one with foreign education) in a lab coat hasn’t published a research document on what is an age old AFRICAN, WESTERN NIGERIAN belief and practise, that makes it blind belief? You negate the wisdom(spiritual and otherwise) of your ancestors. Hmmm read up the Nok culture, the Dafoe canoe, the Yoruba and Benin empires, *to name a few*. Do you know that Ifa in it’s essence is a binary system? Infact one of the oldest and original binary systems, which happens to also be the basis for how modern computers work. In summary, our ancestors were not just a bunch of idiots with spurious claims linked to religion, tradition and blind belief. we were just COLONIZED. We had a science that was blended with spirituality and it worked, and still does for those who practise.

    • jambo

      December 19, 2010 at 12:50 am

      That’s so true my dear, we africans always trying to duplicate western culture. We are turning our back on our traditions and values. What is wrong about vodoo?

    • Fabiyi Olawale

      December 20, 2010 at 10:15 am

      Hope or woteva ur name is, pray not2fall victim..u call dat nonsense? even d bible talks of supernatural powers,those in high places and this is part of them..probably u werent born in 9ja and if u are then you’re so so dumb

    • Mary

      May 27, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      The bible tell us this at Deu.18::10-14 tell us how the true God of heaven feels about hurting others with spells and the children of Satan the devil does this kinda thing. Rev.12:9, so don’t be blinded by Satan, 1Peter.5:8-9 and 1John.5:18-20.

  3. jane

    December 13, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    @Nnesomebody and @hope. know the truth and the truth shall sent you free,the west called the blacks still believe in MAGUN,but we in the north dont have such……………….

    • Ready

      December 14, 2010 at 5:34 am

      What? I don’t understand what you wrote but I’d like to….

    • Mary

      May 27, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      Isa.2:5-9, this is why man have become so low, Deu.18:10-14 and Gen.41:8 and Ex.7:11 and Ex.9:11. Just think how man have walked away from God and is doing Satan the devil and the demons work.

  4. Naijamum

    December 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Might I suggest that the best way to find out if it works is to ‘try it out?’ :o))))

    • D.O.T.M.H.

      December 13, 2010 at 6:59 pm


    • hateunrealisticpeople

      December 14, 2010 at 12:06 am

      loool…. pls o dont try it out o. i have a relative who died of magun. I believe it is real.


    December 14, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Patience , pps!!!!Lets hear what the trditionalist have to say.Perhaps, scientists may discover something relevant in it. Ater all QUININE is made from CINCHONA BARK, and the same cinchona bark was used for the treatment of malaria, by West African natives long before the Europeans “discovered ” us.

  6. ugo

    December 14, 2010 at 5:16 am

    i think mo should change her decor, lounges… it’s nice, but it gets boring and redundant

    • ugo

      December 14, 2010 at 5:17 am

      lol…sorry i know my comment is completely off topic 🙂

  7. TallChica

    December 14, 2010 at 5:26 am

    My opinion is that it works as a placebo effect. You go crazy over somebody (or are subject to some sort of psychotic mess) and you blame your behavior on something else. I would say this is the worst excuse to use…but hey, there are americans that believe in little green men….how come we dont say they are unenlightened?

  8. wonkomije

    December 14, 2010 at 9:05 am

    it may seem like a myth to you but it does exist!it was used to disgrace a cheating wife and a promiscous man.i am a bible believing christain but it doesn’t change the world around me nor do i have to dip my hands in fire because i believe in God.pray you don’t fall a victim!

    • ireke

      December 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

      thank you oooooooooooooo.. i know magun stories my grandmother told me

  9. **side eye**

    December 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Thumbs up Mo. This topic shows the mark of a truly enlightened mind. Who were/are we? Should colonialism wipe away or negate our traditional knowledge? Proved or disproved, this is a worthy topic.

  10. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    December 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    No one should ignore the existence of all these diabolical things. They do exist. But it’s just that there is a power which is greater that them all. The name of JESUS.

    Like my Pastor would say, it is foolhardy to live an unprotected life. All these ills exist. People do evils to others but that’s where prayers come in so that no evil fashioned against us shall ever prosper. But abeg, don’t be ignorant of the devices of the enemy.

    I was really busy yesterday so when I logged in this morning, I was expecting to see loads of comments on this topic. The fewness in the number of comments goes to show that people would rather ignore these issues and ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ but really they are real. God is just greater! God pass them!

  11. Babydee

    December 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Anyone know where to watch Moments with MO online? Please share. Thanks. BN, any info?

  12. ochella

    December 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    will watch the show tonight before i can say any reasonable thing. Because i have no idea what Magun is.

  13. Omogekofo

    December 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    They are real and happening everyday.
    some men go to the extent of making a woman go mad becos they feel she is cheating on them.
    the worse part of the madness is that the woman would have an unsatisfied appetite for sex.
    this life!!!
    i know of a pretty lady who has had 4 kids on the streets of Zuba, Abuja.
    she craves for sex every second, and rumor has it that her husband did that to her because he claimed his younger brother is responsible for the only child they have, the worse part now is that the man is dead and there is no one to reverse the curse….

  14. Omogekofo

    December 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    guess my comment was way to heavy… well, thats a true life experience of the lady.
    but magun is real.

  15. Gorgeous

    December 14, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    hmm…na wa ooh. Interesting stories. Other’s who have witnessed such should come and share their experiences. This is interesting

  16. Mabel

    December 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Too mad they don’t upload the entire episodes on You Tube. Is there any place to watch it online?

  17. beanie

    December 15, 2010 at 6:20 am

    i wonder why anyone would want to ignore the existence of myths, spirituality and tradition…even the so called white people have immense respect for “African voodoo” as dey like to call it. d bible itself states the fact the there are principalities and powers…science believes in paranormal activities…a fancy name for “awon iya mi oshoronga” ok so wot now?

    • Ayodeji

      December 20, 2010 at 12:52 am

      Lol at awon iya mi osorunga. We have become too colonized as a people that we have forgotten our own culture and system of life. Its a type of cultural colonization where we think of our culture as being uncivilized and inferior. Anyone that has read some of the Ifa Corpus there is will not scoff at anything said here. Truth is I know a relative that contacted magun from his concubine. Till the husband came to reverse the curse, he was ill till the point of death. Me, I have seen too much not to believe.

  18. yettee

    December 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I don’t think we should ignore this things.they do exist whether we can prive them or not. Some people are obsessed with copying Americans that they will ignore anything not in science.

  19. dollar po gan

    December 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    magun! what a cruel way to show jealousy. i hope the issue is really laid bare on moments with mo. magun in my own words mean dont climb! File!, don’t touch it! forbidden! e.t.c

  20. jummie

    December 16, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Intresting i v heard alot about this stuff.but let’s face it,Americans will wake up and tell you about UFO and you beliv.what i know for sure, there are forces in this world. let’s see how it goes…………

  21. Anya

    December 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Magun works o! No doubt about it. My father used it on my mother and she went crazy with love 🙂 I am the product of a MAGUN CHARM! Without that precious MAGUN, dem no for born me o! So all you yappers, talking about ancient belief and dark ages nonsense can like to sit down. Because I am a testimony to the VIRILITY OF MAGUN TRADITIONAL LOVE POTION!

    • Olodonianya

      December 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

      Magun is not the same thing as love charm

  22. Timma

    December 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Magun does exists, so does witches and wizards, we do not let them bother us because, we are conquerors in Christ,but never scoff @ our traditions because of science!The White man cant explain everything, we might not like them but that does not negate their existence or their potency even the whites respect the African voodoo or juju as they call it!

  23. aisha

    December 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    errrr magun is not a love charm o! just so u know madam love child.

  24. Blessing mbom mfon

    April 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    if you dont believe the ancients religion before the advent of the borrowed religion you are then left out

  25. ada

    June 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Moments with Mo, great show!!!

  26. Endykid

    August 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Hmmmm “MAGUN STORY”.just for so bad.we need christ now.there are stil some disease out there we dont know.let belive in christ jesus cause he know them all.

  27. adegbola oluwole

    October 30, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Reality can not be negotiated for myth. Magun is a” zeal of do not trespass on a property” or woman or man. Is a voodoo used to regulates flirtatious, promiscuity act and in the society. Sexuality is spiritual to an African man, beware magun is real

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