Magun is Yoruba term for a native charm which is somewhat similar to a virtual chastity belt. The literal meaning is "don't climb" while the broad meaning is "do not have sexual intercourse with my wife". The essence of Magun is basically to deter promiscuity. According to history and those who claim to have seen it work, it is believed that the man who has sex with a woman "laced" with Magun could suffer various hardships ranging from somersaulting thrice before giving up the ghost, headaches and seizures that leads to possibly death.
You will be quite shocked at the number of learned people who really believe in this myth called Magun (
Anyway, the point of this article is to muse aloud about what could happen if the roles were reversed. Given the fact that there are presumably more cheating husbands than wives in Nigeria (several men have more than one wife so flow with this presumption), why has no woman ever tried it on a man yet, given the statistics of cheating men in this country? If indeed Magun exists, does it mean that the "founders" only permit it to work on cheating females and their lovers? What would happen if a wife "laces" her cheating hubby with Magun? Would his lover somersault and die or would he instead? Would it be potent? Would the fact that wives can do the same deter their husbands' roving eyes?
I'm really very curious about the likely answers to the questions above. Help me out, please. :)