The works in Disguise: Masks and Global African Art are organized around the idea that masquerade is always an art of becoming.

This image comes from a performance Wura-Natasha Ogunji commissioned in Lagos, in which women took on the role of “Futuristic Egungun,” carrying kegs of water strapped to their ankles. The work was both a radical reclamation of the egungun masquerade tradition, a role typically forbidden to women, and a commentary on the often-hidden everyday labor of women.

Posted by Kevin D. Dumouchelle and Meghan Bill
Wura-Natasha Ogunji (American, born 1970). Performance Still from “Will I Still Carry Water When I Am a Dead Woman?” 2013. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist © Wura-Natasha Ogunji. Photo: courtesy of the artist and Seattle Art Museum


Shine your light. The ancestors are with you.


he Ancestral Jurisdiction (full audio book of the original 

KUKUU-TUNTUM (koo·koo’ - toon·toom’) is the combination of the Kenesu-Kamau term, Kukuu and the Twi-Akan term, Tuntum. The terms are defined in their respective languages as descriptive of blackness which contains illumination, holder; black, dark. As a name, they are representative of the regulatory function of Creative Consciousness. Just as the night sky executes its authority over the planetary bodies and stars within it, KUKUU-TUNTUM discloses the jurisdiction of the culture.


Origin of Creation · Origin of the name Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa) · Origin and nature of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) · Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) culture · Origin and nature of the whites and their offspring rooted in the insanity of dissexuality (homosexuality) and incest · Structure of Creation · Nature and function of the Nananom Nsamanfo/Egungun/Kuvito/Mmuo (Spiritually Cultivated Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestresses and Ancestors) and the Abosom/Orisha/Vodou/Arusi (Goddesses and Gods, Divine Spirit-Forces of Nature) · Origin and function of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Clans · Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion

Origins of the following FICTIONAL characters:

abraham · isaac · ishmael · moses · aaron · david · judah · jesus · mary · yeshua ben pandira · muhammad · allah · yahweh · elohim · solomon · sheba · menelik · brahman · buddha and more

Origins of the FALSE religions and FALSE religious writings:

christianity and the bible · islam and the quran · judaism/hebrewism and the torah · hinduism and the vedas · buddhism and the dhamapadas · european pseudo-esotericism and the kabbalah and more

Trustory as the foundation of revolution-resolution

Supported by:

· Referenced texts of ancient Kamit and Keneset (Ancient Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) Civilizations of Egypt and Nubia)

· Extensive comparative and experiential analysis of the languages, cultural and ritual/spiritual practices of the Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, Igbo and Kenesu-Kamau Ancestral cultures.

It must be noted that Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) Ancestral Culture, Religion and Civilization, ancient and contemporary, have absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with the manufactured foolishness of “extraterrestrials”, “reptilians” or “ufos”. The association of this foolishness with Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Culture, Religion and Civlization is a component of the ongoing campaign of the whites and their offspring to pervert the truth and enslave the thinking of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans). Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans~Black People) originated on Asaase (Earth). Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) did not come from “another star system”, “planet” or “galaxy”. The Abosom (Orisha, Vodou, Arusi–the Deities) are not “extraterrestrials”. The truth of these matters are addressed in the KUKUU-TUNTUM.

Written, Produced and Published by: Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan

KUKUU-TUNTUM The Ancestral Jurisdiction was first produced and published by us in 13002 (2002) in the form of a 3-CD audio set. In 13006 (2006) we made the entire 3-CD set available as a free mp3 download from our website. Subsequently, we published the entire transcript of KUKUU-TUNTUM The Ancestral Jurisdiction in the form of an nhoma (book). The pdf version of the nhoma is also a free download. This video is the first full audio-book version of the KUKUU-TUNTUM on video.

The KUKUU-TUNTUM is groundbreaking in the sense that we were the first to publish the correct etymologies of the names of the various fictional characters including: jesus/yeshua, muhammed, abraham, isaac, ishmael, moses, solomon, sheba, menelik, buddha, allah, yahweh, brahmin etc. Many writers have put forward false etymologies based on a lack of understanding of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) cosmology and culture. We were the first to demonstrate how these fictional characters were manufactured via the deliberate corruption of names, descriptive titles and functions of Deities of Kamit. We restore the consciousness of the Divine Balance of Male and Female in Creation founded upon Amen and Amenet and reaffirm the nature and function of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion. Finally, we were the first to demonstrate and publish the actual etymological and cosmological origins of the term Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa) and thus our true identity as Black people, our role in Creation, the nature of our enemies and our path to restoration.