5 oldest secret societies in Africa you knew nothing about

Bridget Boakye Jun 22, 2018 at 01:33am

June 22, 2018 at 01:33 am | Culture

Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

June 22, 2018 at 01:33 am | Culture

Ogboni cult in Nigeria. Source: Naijagists


The Ogboni is a fraternity society native to Yoruba language-speaking areas of to Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Its members are said to be Yoruba nobility and they control governance and the law enforcement in the community. The brotherhood members are said to perform a range of political and religious functions in their communities.

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