Voodoo is an animist religion that attributes a soul to plants and inanimate objects.  Despite what you’ve seen in the movies, for millions of Africans, voodoo is not about black magic.  The main focus is about showing respect to their ancestors.   Voodoo was born here in Benin and Togo.  Even people who are Christian or Muslim here still practice Voodoo traditions as well.  Just covering the bases.