Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan - Founder and Director of KANKYE - Conjure Film Festival
Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan of Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu, the Akwamu Nation in North America, is an Odumafo, traditional diviner of Hoodoo passed down through the blood-circles of his Aakhuamu (Akwamu) Ancestresses and Ancestors for centuries in Mississippi, Alabama and Chicago.
Odwirafo is the author of 31 books to date with groundbreaking research examining critical aspects of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion, Culture, Trustory, Holistic Health and Nationbuilding/Restoration.
Odwirafo is also the founder of the annual AKYISAN - Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religious Reversion Conference. The Ancestral Religious traditions preserved in the blood-circles of African-Americans for over 300 years during the Mmuso Kese (Great Perversity/Enslavement era) are examined in our conference including: Hoodoo (Akan), Juju (Yoruba), Voodoo (Ewe, Fon), Ngengang (Fang), Wanga (Ovambo, Gullah) and more.
AMARUKAFO ADEBISA: African-American Ancestral Divination is the first film project by Odwirafo.
KANKYE - Conjure FIlm Festival as an institutional effort builds upon the ongoing work of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African-Black) cultural restoration..