Postcard of traditional Voodoo practitioner. Voodoo is an indigenous organised religion of coastal West Africa from Togo to Nigeria. Voodoo gets a bad rap from its portrayal in Western films, TV shows, and books. But Voodoo isn't a cult, black magic or devil worship. Those who practice Voodoo believe that there is a visible and an invisible world, and that these worlds are intertwined. Death is a transition to the invisible world, so our predecessors are still with us in spirit to watch over and guide us.
Stamp from definitive series featuring Bella Bellow, an internationally famous Togolese singer who recorded several albums and performed at Paris Olympia before dying in a tragic car accident at age 27.