Juju is an aspect of African spirituality and it’s obtained from and in nature. The Abosom (gods), juju, rivers, streams and other elements with spiritual power use Motia (dwarfs) on all errands. I list some of the juju below.
1. Ayera suman is a juju to aid invisibility in times of danger. It’s currently used by hunters who hunt ferocious beasts at night and people in the military or police as well as motorists, drivers, miners and anybody who is exposed to danger randomly. Hardened armed robbers like its usage too.
2. Sraman is represented by an Osraman, a juju by the same name, is a fearful weapon of destruction and punishment via lightening. Owners can call on thunder to strike their opponents or enemies.
3. Akuduro is a war medicine or juju against weapons like matches, arrows, bullets and pellets. Used mostly by people who go to war, boxers, robbers and strongmen (bodyguards)
4. Nkabere is a juju to which ropes of about a yard’s length are attached for binding situations to one’s advantage especially in litigations and rivalry.eg. Court cases.
5. Sebe is a juju or talisman worn for protection against mishaps. It can be worn by anybody, from an infant to an elderly person.
6. Adubone is made by juju adepts for invisible attacks on opponents or enemies and includes sibisaba and guanagaa. A person can order one to be made for him or her depending on the kind of damage he or she wants to cause.
However, the Atanno (children of Tano) prescribe the Asuman/juju which is worn for protection. The Abosom (gods), Asuman and Atanno should be able to predict and foretell the future. As such, all Asante kings consulted the various Tano shrines before waging their wars. There are numerous positive/good juju to counteract the evil ones. The above professions I cited are just to give you a clue of some professions that the juju might favour and not to say all African professionals/people will opt for it. Many are being lost with time due to conversion to Christianity and Islam.
Nana Konadu Yiadom