This is a female deity worshipped in Africa, and in particular in Nigeria. Her followers believe that she is a spirit that looks like a beautiful woman, fair or sometimes dark, but very beautiful. She has long hair and she is proud of it. She lives in the spirit realm, under the water. She appears to men and women and promis…es them seducing beauty, health, wealth and success. She rewards them that obey her and punishes them that fight her with chronic sickness and poverty and bareness. They say that she is barren and proud of it but that she has spiritual children from her female slaves. Her followers believe that if she loves someone in particular, she will bring bareness upon that person to be like her. Some describe her as a mermaid, half fish and half woman, the top of her body naked. Others say she is half snake.
Water is life. The rivers in Africa are worshipped for their strength, the provision of water, food and transport. The worshippers of the water spirits like ‘Mami- wata’ come together to dance until they enter in a trance and see her. But most of the time she reveals herself to them on one to one basis. Men and women see her in dreams as a beautiful promiscuous woman, a prostitute that pays her clients with great wealth.
She often takes the blame for chronic sicknesses and promises a cure for them that bow to her.
In Nigeria she is generally known as Ogbanje spirit. Different tribes have different names: to the Igbos she is ‘Owumiri’; in Edo she is called ‘Obanamen’; to the Yoruba people she is ‘Yemoja’. The Itsekiris call her ‘Umalokun’ and the Urhoboes, ‘Ulokun’.
(All this information about these different idols I have gathered from the Wikipedia and other sources in the internet)
THE ONLY SOLUTION
The only solution is repentance and deliverance. Come back to the Cross of Christ, back to the simplicity and purity of Christ, radically removing all forms of deception and religious entertainment in our worship. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to identify, repent and renounce all hypocrisy and wickedness from the heart.
Do not be sorry for the devil!
Do not pity for any idol!
Jesus is Lord!