Nana Kwaku Bonsam

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Nana Kwaku Bonsam
Stephen Osei Mensah[1]

(1973-08-20) 20 August 1973 (age 48)
OccupationTraditional priest

Nana Kwaku Bonsam (born 20 August 1973), whose name, "Bonsam" translates literally as "Devil", is a well known Ghanaian witch doctor and fetish priest.[2][3][4]

Bonsam gained international notoriety when he claimed to put a voodoo curse on the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.[2][5][6] Before taking his present name, he was originally called Stephen Osei Mensah, a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the village of Afrancho. In 1992, when he was aged 19, he suffered severe burns in a gas explosion, after which his life underwent a transformation. Ptah Amissah-Aidoo changed his life.[4] The controversial priest also claimed, in a self-made video, that he was responsible for the death of Pastor TB Joshua, after he was fought spiritually.[7]


  1. ^ a b Ebo Quansah (14 August 2013). "Kwaku Bonsam – A New Pop Star In Town". The Chronicle. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Ghanaian witch doctor claims he caused Cristiano Ronaldo's knee injury". The Guardian. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  3. ^ Jed Lipinski (15 November 2013). "The Devil Is Running for a Seat in Parliament". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ a b Jed Lipinski (19 July 2013). "A Visit From the Devil". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Witch doctor takes credit for Ronaldo injury". ESPN.
  6. ^ Chris Wright (5 June 2014). "Ghanaian witch doctor claims he caused Cristiano Ronaldo's injury". ESPN. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  7. ^ Jules, Chinaza. "I Killed Pastor TB Joshua Because He Fought Me Spiritually: Native Doctor Kwaku Bonsam". I Get Talk. Retrieved 2021-07-12.

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