Snake Man Potions in 1970s Nigeria

This price list is from “The Head of Snake Chairman” visiting a Shell camp in 1970s Warri in Nigeria. The many exotic potions listed include “Medicine for Promotion”, “To prevent bad Juju”, “To go in contact with woman and no disease”, “Medicine to catch Thieves” and more. The piece comes from a collection donated by…

The Lijadu Sisters, Taiwo and Kehinde Lijadu, are identical twin sisters from Nigeria who were an important music duet from the mid-1960s to the 1980s

They achieved success in Nigeria and had modest influence in the United States and Europe. They were notable for being a West African version of the Pointer Sisters who mixed Afrobeat sounds with jazz and disco, according to one source. Since the late 1980s, they retired from the music scene The twins grew up in…