‘Sakawa’ is the Ghanaian term we use for illegal practices which combine modern Internet-based fraud with fetish rituals. In order to achieve success with their Internet business, the Ghanaian boys rely on black magic (voodoo). Despite the fact that the majority of Ghanaians are adherents of Abrahamic religions, it is remarkable how people cling on to an ancient religion like animism and voodoo. This film tells how invoking the spirit world is inextricably connected with the quest for material success. Internet based fraud and ancient spirituality go hand in hand.
As a Ghanaian, I believe that you cannot understand African reality if you do not take into account the fact that, for many Africans the spiritual world is as real as the visual world. The structure and design of the film is intended to allow the viewer to take part in their African way of seeing and thinking.Ben Asamoah