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Sacrificing for Stardom

Ugandan musician named Hotman Predator turns to a witch doctor in order to jump-start his career

Credits: Matt Goldman and Paul Ewen

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Stardom and superstition go together like gin ‘n’ juice, with Jay-Z’s links to the the Illuminati being just the latest slice of urban mythology. If you’re an aspiring musician in Uganda, you probably don’t have that kind of illicit, world-bending power at your disposal. But you may have a local witch doctor who can guarantee your fame by similarly shady means. Hotman Predator wants to be a superstar, so naturally his producer tells him to grab a chicken and seek out a Voodoo ritual. The rest could be music history, maybe. Either way, Vocativ had a front-row seat.

Stardom and superstition go together like gin ‘n’ juice, with Jay-Z’s links to the the Illuminati being just the latest slice of urban mythology. If you’re an aspiring musician in Uganda, you probably don’t have that kind of illicit, world-bending power at your disposal. But you may have a local witch doctor who can guarantee your fame by similarly shady means. Hotman Predator wants to be a superstar, so naturally his producer tells him to grab a chicken and seek out a Voodoo ritual. The rest could be music history, maybe. Either way, Vocativ had a front-row seat.

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