Grand Marche, Togo
The labyrinthine Grand Marché is Togo at its most colourful and entrepreneurial. You’ll find anything at this market from Togolese football tops to cheap cosmetics.
Togo’s capital city of Lomé is the birthplace of the largest Voodoo market in the world – a kind of super supply store for fetishes, charms and anything else one might need for a ritual. The Akodessewa Fetish Market, or Marche des Feticheurs, is a place where you can find anything from leopard heads and human skulls to Voodoo priests who bless and create fetishes or predict the future and make medicines to heal whatever ails you.