YORUBA WITCHES GRAPPLE WITH ADULTHOOD IN ‘JUJU’ WEB SERIES
By Erin White
May 2, 2019
Witchcraft within the Yoruba religion of West Africa is one of the cornerstones of mysticism and the occult, but something that is so overlooked in mainstream media, even with a new wave of witchy content like the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Siempre Bruja. Black witches are seriously lacking in our mystical, fantasy rotation. Until now, possibly? Described as a hybrid of Charmed meets Insecure, Juju, a new web series, follows three besties as they discover an underlying power that they all share. Tasked with the burden of breaking a generational curse cast by Salem witches, Ally, Gigi and Yaya must take on occult forces while the struggle into adulthood as Black women in America: hookups with vampires included. Juju is a celebration of West African mysticism, ancestral magic and Black sisterhood, all swirled into one paranormal package.
“This is a story of three strong, bold Black women,” says Juju writer Jhé “Moon” Ferguson. “Women who can’t be tamed. It’s time for more Black faces to be the hero of their own magical journey.”
The team behind Juju are currently raising funds for the project, check out their Kickstarter to learn more about supporting the show and catching episodes when they drop.