What is the “Neo Black Movement of Africa” aka “Black Axe Confraternity”?

The ”Neo Black Movement of Africa” (NBM) is a Nigerian confraternity, also known as secret cult. It was founded at the University of Benin (in the confraternity’s terminology the “Futa Jallon Temple”) in 1977. NBM is identical with the “Black Axe” campus cult. However, NBM deny this and any campus activity in public. The group is sometimes also referred to as A(i)ye confraternity. The group is involved in every crime under the sun and is anti-democratic to the core ( https://najuju.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/corruption-cultists-godfatherism-the-role-of-black-axe-aka-neo-black-movement-in-election-rigging-democracy-in-nigeria/ )

History of NBM

The confraternity was founded in the 1977/78 session at the University of Benin mainly as a reaction to perceived excesses by the Pyrates confraternity. The founders of NBM, under the lead of Nicholas Idemudia aka Ibn Godidi the Saddest, consisted of students without previous affiliation, members of the Palmwine Drinkards Club and even members of the Pyrates. One of the initial goals was to set up a new campus magazine. The originally proposed name, “Brotherhood of the Baraccans”, was dropped in the founding meeting in favor of the name “Black Axe Movement”, which was later changed to “Neo Black Movement of Africa”. During this meeting the aim of the confraternity was discussed and, taking the Black Panthers as a point of reference, it was decided that blackism should be the ideology of the confraternity. In the words of Nicholas Idemudia, the founders “wanted an organization that would be as militant and action-oriented as the Black Panthers. […] Our organization would therefore serve a two-pronged purpose. On campus it would keep the Pyrates in check.[…] Outside the campus it would be involved in the defense and protection of the black man. Over time it was hoped that the outside campus activities would become the main focus of the organization.”

In its own words, NBM is today a “registered non-partisan, non-religious and non-tribal organization that sincerely seek to revive, retain and modify where necessary those aspects of African culture that would provide vehicles of progress for Africa and her peoples.” However, this contradicts all other sources that can be found about NBM and its actual activities. The current worldwide head of NBM is Mr. Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo.

Internal organization of NBM: the public face and the campus cult

The confraternity is hierarchically organized and has a constitution and a Manual of Procedure (https://najuju.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/constitution-and-disciplinary-standards-of-nbm/). The organization has its headquarter in Benin City as well as a World Secretariat in Lagos and is divided into Temples, Zones and Forums around the world (a list is here: https://najuju.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/a-neo-black-movement-dictionary/), each of which has a number of officers with specific duties and functions. The Zones were apparently created to “put a check on the notoriety of Black Axe” (meaning the incessant cult clashes by campus members) and to re-brand the movement. The Manual of Procedure states that the Zone should organize and monitor the Temple(s) and particularly the initiations that take place at these. NBM basically consists of two bodies: that of zones and that of temples, with the temples being seen as the source of all problems within the confraternity.

In public NBM state that they are not identical with Black Axe and are not present at campuses. They generally deny being a secret cult after Bayelsa State listed NBM in the 2012 secret cult prohibition bill. NBM also falls under the cult prohibition laws in several other Nigerian states, including Rivers State and Ekiti State. NBM also is registered as a “corporate body” (whatever that means) and they like to point this out when insisting on being a legitimate “movement” or NGO (https://bemigho147watch.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/is-neo-black-movement-registered-with-coperate-affairs-as-non-governmental-organisation/). The Nigerian media and public use “NBM” and “Black Axe” synonymously without exception. A 2012 NBM convention communiqué restated the disengagement from tertiary schools since 1994. In reality this was never the case though, and instead there is now even evidence of expansion into secondary schools. NBM is currently present at about 100 tertiary institutions around Nigeria.

Activities of NBM

The more harmless activities of NBM comprise numerous meetings, regional forums, national summits, monthly zonal meetings, zonal picnics, “black boogie” parties and so on. The principal content of all meetings are administrative and financial issues within the confraternity, supplemented with sorry tales of violence, theft, rape and so on (https://bemigho147watch.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/international-index-of-nbm-wahala-part-1/). The only public activities consist of a few mendacious statements on various issues.


Contradictions, crimes, cult wars and denial

As Ogaga Ifowodo puts it, “the hierarchical structure betrays the tenets of freedom and democracy that their respective creeds trumpet. Secondly, there is the tendency I can only describe as unbridled machismo, a vaunted masculinity that undergirds the exclusion of female students from membership, a practice at variance with the non-discriminatory, radical egalitarian humanism proclaimed by their manifestoes.” Offiong claims that the group’s initial goal of promoting black consciousness and fighting for the dignity of Africans and their freedom from Neo-colonialism has deteriorated into self-serving behavior that is “notoriously and brutally violent”. He maintains that violence has in fact become the cult’s official policy. This sums up at least the campus part of things quite well.

The ongoing brutal cult wars in Nigeria between NBM and other cults, as well as other crimes committed by members and violence within the cult, are a frequent topic of discussion in NBM. However, the approach to campus violence by the zones and the leadership is very contradictory (https://najuju.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/dealing-with-cult-wars-lies-and-denial/  https://najuju.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/nbm-lies-lies-lies-about-killing-killing-killing/ ).

In his 2012 election campaign for the position of the worldwide head of NBM, Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo stated the following: “That campus violence is the main headache of the movement is an understatement; it is the cankerworm that is eating deep and destroying this great movement and this is one of the highpoints my administration will take very seriously [….] With this structure in place ”we shall through public enlightenment, seminars, campaigns and workshops sensitize ayes as to why violence, robbery, rape, murder, thuggery should be totally eradicated.” […] Above all my administration will take up a project that will be public oriented and this will be in collaboration with the government of Nigeria. This will go a long way in laundering our already battered image.”


Another victim of a senseless cult clash

This discussion has been going on for many years. After the Temples had been “abolished” already in 1998 (but only by removing the word from NBM’s constitution), the question was discussed once again in 2003 when one member raised the question whether Temples should be abolished: “Do Temples as they are now constituted serve any meaningful purpose for NBM? One school of thought believe Temples should be abolished as they only end up tarnishing the already battered image of the movement and serving as a production line of thugs, obtainers, hooligans and other undesirable elements. Another school of thought believes Ayes should forever remain rugged, and supremacy can only be manifest through the actions of Ayes in the Temples.” The idea of getting rid of Temples did find some – but not very fervent – support and nothing tangible has been done since. Consequently, the complaints about the never-ending violence continue. In 2012, Augustus Bemigho-Eyeoyibo stated with a “very heavy heart and disbelief the ”spate of violence and bloodbath” that is associated with our great movement in most part of the country especially the mid-western region which is totally out of order. […] The national body of this great movement is working tirelessly in conjunction with the zonal authorities and the committee set up to find lasting solutions to these problems on our campuses that have spread into the towns through the neighborhood watches. We have relative peace now in Benin and Ekpoma that could be termed as fragile that can erupt at any time. I want to warn very sternly that any temple axeman or lord found to be involved in any such violent act that is inimical and not in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, such a person will be de-axed from the movement and thereafter handed over to appropriate authorities for prosecution.” However, up to present Temple Ayes continue to post their ”war scores” in secret discussion forums and on Facebook under the eyes of the leadership without any action being taken by NBM, apart from lying, denying, and bribing them out of prison if they are important enough (see below).


“The Axe did this”

in 2014 alone, around 100 lives were lost in cult clashes involving NBM (https://najuju.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/nbm-the-2014-body-count/).
Meanwhile, the confraternity has not only created zones around the world but has also exported its crimes abroad. In the past years numerous members of NBM were arrested in Italy for offences such as smuggling of drugs, extortion, prostitution, passport falsification, cloning of credit cards, slavery and murder. The cult wars have been exported abroad as well. NBM and other Nigerian confraternities are deeply involved in drugs smuggling as well as human trafficking and forced prostitution in Europe, forming international criminal networks and cooperating with the local mafia. They are referred to as an international criminal organization and Nigerian Mafia by the Italian media.


A sick interpretation of “fighting for freedom”…

NBM and politics

NBM and similar groups are deeply involved in political malpractice. “Nigerians have experienced first-hand massive election rigging, hooliganism and violence. The introduction of democracy in Nigeria has also produced the highest wave of violence amongst Nigerian politicians at local, state and federal level. Few of these politicians have surrounded themselves with criminal gangs and for-hire law enforcement agents willing to carry out their commands. The Nigerian police and other law enforcement agencies have earned a bad reputation as agencies that are highly shady and managed by dishonest superiors who would use their positions to illegal aid the advancement of some of these politicians. These politicians have taken laws into their hands and they are responsible for the mindless orgies of killings, human rights abuses, armed robbery, execution, illegal detention, unlawful arrest, rape, extortions and terrorist activities. Furthermore, few Nigerian politicians and student fraternities popularly known as “Student Cults” have together been linked to the violence activities in Nigeria. For decades, these student fraternity groups have flourished because influential Nigerian political figures particularly senators and state governors are using them as a political instrument to settle political scores.”

In an open letter to governor Adams Oshiomhole a citizen of Edo State expressed concern about the ”government sponsoring violent cult groups” and about their members getting jobs in the state without having the necessary qualifications. In fact, Benin Zone of NBM has received many millions of Naira and dozens of government jobs from the Edo State governors  over the years. Cult groups such as NBM are indeed paid to “ensure the victory” (aka rig the elections, intimidate or kill opponents etc.) of certain candidates, who are often cultists themselves (https://najuju.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/corruption-cultists-godfatherism-the-role-of-black-axe-aka-neo-black-movement-in-election-rigging-democracy-in-nigeria/).

Governor Oshiomhole as well as the commissioner of police, the civil defense and security corps and other Edo State institutions sent representatives to a meeting of various cult groups, including NBM, in October 2013. In this meeting they claimed to unite in order to fight armed robbers, kidnappers and perpetrators of other violent crimes (https://najuju.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/nigeria-edo-north-rainbow-coalition-dissolved-following-infiltration-by-politicians/). The obvious political support for these groups that are not only illegal in Edo State but also known to be responsible for much of the crime caused outrage by the public. Members of NBM have not only infiltrated the government (https://truth147.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/illegal-politicians-cultists-in-power/) but all other spheres of power in Nigeria, so that members can pursue their crimes in impunity.


The Black Axe Cult is sponsored by politicians

Some Nigerian states make half-hearted efforts to eradicate cultism, and members of NBM are frequently arrested. These attempts are usually thwarted though and there are several instances in which alleged murderers were released “under mysterious circumstances”, namely after the intervention of influential members of NBM. Their influence became particularly apparent after there was seemingly a drastic change and many high-ranking cultists were finally arrested in Edo State in May 2015, including several politicians. However, no trial ever took place. They were freed in silence and secrecy after an “agreement” was made behind the scenes. Even the charges of cultism were dropped, although they had admitted to being members of NBM, an offense punishable with up to 20 years in Edo State (https://najuju.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/bribery-scandal-arrested-benin-cultists-set-free/). Edo State’s government has truly been hijacked by cultists.

The arrests of high-ranking members was a wake-up call though and has sent shock waves through NBM. Ever since, they have embarked on yet another image laundry campaign which consists of suspending disobedient temples, de-axing all-too-obvious murderers among the temple ayes, and shutting down Facebook groups they feel “tarnish the image” of NBM. After all, those at the top have a lot to lose – they certainly don’t want to give up their direct access to government money and power, but with Nigeria being the corrupt mess it is, there is no real danger of that happening regardless of what they do or don’t do anyway. The self-proclaimed “great movement” will continue to pursue its anti-democratic, corrupt and deeply criminal activities in impunity.


Contents of the “Egedezone” secret NBM forum

Contents of the “NBMarena” secret NBM forum























































































And everything else quoted on this blog

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141 Responses to What is the “Neo Black Movement of Africa” aka “Black Axe Confraternity”?

  1. Aristotle says:

    NBM they sweet. Make way there aye axe men

  2. Nino says:

    @Najuju make u sofry dey misyan……no come dey judge NBM like say u no dey among d race. Clear road 4 men with 7….Jew name nino from Cotonou.

  3. unknown says:

    national wan turn nbm to ogboni na i no just understand una nor b T the level for start una go come site here they yarn potopoto i believe say nemesis dey game na una know obontes

  4. aye brutusbugady canter naracuta high temple extension Jew name sixola says:

    Make way for all movement. Aye ase men!!!

    • najuju says:

      Point of correction: it’s ASSmen.

      • Papa Biko says:

        You this man. I need to have a conversation with you. One way or the other you must have been hurt by the movement I have followed you and this thread for years but it’s still mystery why u so much hate Nbm. Cry for one is cry for all. Aye e gear me no dey I urge you to pls drop a channel we can have a bam reasoning. It’s obvious erayo touch ya back brother.

      • Esther Ekene says:

        I believe say aye’s no dey get fuckup…….xo make everybody make way for cartel’s……… And de mama’s too…….black axe una too bambela

      • Bizibizigo says:

        Clear road for men when bam, You najuju when dey yarn apata, Make hand nor hold you ooo

  5. george says:

    Ayes.men….@dodorima 4 real africa men

  6. Codedman says:

    Glorious men of the universe. I salute and throwaway egede to all men out there. Today been the 39th years of the glorious movement may I suggest that this day or someday later all men in USA should stand up from the black against brutal killings of innocent black men in the states. recently another black man was shot dead for no reason may all men around U.S.A have a peaceful match or protest to outline the fact that BLACK LIVES MATTERS? This is a suggestion and I wish men around there would read this and mobilize themselves to do something that would be heard all over the world.

    Peace is what we should preach nowadays if we want to be relevant internationally.

    • najuju says:

      How about you go worry about the senseless killings carried out weekly by assmen? Before that is resolved you have absolutely no right or reason to point fingers anywhere at all, because the dealings of your mafia NBM suggest that black lives DON’T matter to assmen. Happy 7-7 day you assmanly moron.

  7. leonardo says:

    i need an arx, im black from birth. i need a brother.

  8. leonardo says:

    i wont to belong

  9. Jew name godwin says:

    National…………i no understand wetin dey go on for U.C.I temple. Make dey alien with my head cuz the temple i no understand wetin ee wan turn oo 07012558810

  10. General gentle says:

    i must confess for the first time a member of nbm is actually pointing out the wrong doins of its members. i was supposed to be a member of nbm until I decided to check what their motives was all about only to find out that the only thing they understand is violence. the major problem with nbm is when they iniciate new members they give them violence ot instead of ot that will make them better ppl, how can u say forgiveness is a sin when the god that gave u life forgives…and most of the members are ignorant of what they are being thought. the only reason why there is still cult violence in nigeria is bcos of nbm they drag for streets areas and some unmeaninful things if only they can channel does energy to more positive things I believe nigeria will be a better place for our youths…am not saying that other frat are good but there are some i know that is all about money education and peace e-g manfites and buccaneers this group understand that there is life after sch… i pray that god will continue to guide and protect you najuju for standing out and having the courage to point out the wrong doings of the nbm!!! image if the competition of all the frat is about money and style every parent will want their kids to be part of it….. god bless and protect you najuju and all the wise nbm who understands that violence is not a difficult task to carry but at the same time chose to be cool and calm!!!!! God bless our nigeria youths

  11. elijah says:

    dodos to all men..from kanta ethiopia

  12. Khalifa Black says:

    Every Black Man Is Freed Wit An Axe

  13. Bigg mayor says:

    Always Proud to a Member of NBM

  14. Dju name Gideon says:

    Aye Axe Men, I no understand how some Obotes de align here. Akwanu Men go de call NBM Criminal Organization Wen Men de say Omila no de game. I blv say Check & Balancing de game o. If any man do wetin no gel any man belle we all get d right 2 talk rather than use abusive words on the great Movement. All men are wise.I be Lord,I be T. A, mind ur choice of words. Make papa K watch over him own.

  15. steven binko says:

    Make them give men chance I want make una know say this movement so when we join nor be beans ooh so if men want they Alain make them Alain well here coz 17 fit they write here like say na Egede man so make use oT here….Men bam oh

  16. G-one says:

    m.b.s…………… Men men. Egede to my fellow baruders word wide na me ju name G-one dey reason from high zuma temple bam bwari zone. Who dey doubt.

    • AYE says:

      Aye Axemen!!! Egede 4 all my fellow ayes, i lord …………….. the first ……….. ,………… zone, NBM is a big organization,NBM are not violence people but they do not accept intimidation that is why Ayes are freedom fighters not occultism you can never compare them with manfites and buccaneers.

  17. ju name Iyke says:

    Glorious axe men all over ha dey world let your spirit shine on us let your spirit shine all over ha dey world so dat we may rain 4 ever ever ever victory axe men Africa victory axe men Africa ha we believe in 1 black raise black raise we da struggle 4 freedom we must perceiver victory axe men victory axe men victory axe men of Africa…..Aye axe men

  18. Farouk Adoke OKene says:

    Nbm is world wide registered wit (cac)coperate affairs commission nd it fights for freedom of those that are oppressed,supressed nd subjected to racial descrimination.It also renders humanitarian service to the less previlege.

    • najuju says:

      Oh right, haha. You forgot to mention that 95% of members are online scammers, NBM has been recognized as an international organized crime group/mafia by both Italy and Canada. You forgot to mention that dozens of people are killed every year by assmen. You forget to mention that NBM is deeply involved in political malpractice, corruption, human trafficking, slavery, drug trade and every other crime under the sun. Your brainwashed hollow phrases and lies don’t alter those facts no matter how often they are repeated.

      • jewman says:

        Make Korofoo use your blood shower, who be Najuju, even jew for street know say nah freedom ax men they fight for, make ax short your mouth najuju!!!!

  19. Ricardo Sam says:


  20. Ricardo Sam says:


    • najuju says:

      You are not the only assman seeking that answer. Must assmen have done something to me personally? Is it not enough that they are a disgusting boil on the face of this planet? Is it not enough that they are destroying the image of Nigerians worldwide with their endless crime? The truth hurts you?

  21. badromeo says:


  22. Ricardo Sam says:

    najuju … axe go meet you sooner you won’t believe when it’s happen

  23. Omowizzy says:

    Axemen too bam

  24. Gabrielinho says:

    Najuju or wateva u call urself.be careful make axe men no grab dat ur smelling mouth wey u dy use vomit nonsense ooo,cos i bliv say all axemen na potential nd well oriented men wey dy fight 4 freedom nd social justice.najuju make e gum u ooo if u no get old testament.na ju name gabrielinho dey reason,orimado 2 national head,national coe members,lordys world wide nd all temples aye.i greet una.make k4 bless una hustle….i be aye call me make we alien 08173522399.ayes una bam troway

  25. Frank Monday says:

    Aye axe men ‘ we Bam forward ever

  26. hippo says:

    aye axe men dodorima 2 ma hand

  27. ojinika sunday says:

    aye me axs men,dodorima 4 my follow axsmen’frome ogbagu ogume delta state.i greet all men of axs me there,my ju name na ejime? aye obafueme awolowo (thanks) call me now 4 09072249065

  28. fancyfish says:

    I great all glorious axe men all over D world, dodorima,,,, eating D happen for 7777777 day

  29. jeda says:

    Najuju…A man of peace with rugged integrity!!!

  30. I joined this movement during my school days at Ekpe high temple. Any national body we dey introduced one or two orientation na for you ur body. My orientation still remain same. Some politicians will bam.today before you know they excos in national level. My brother NBM stil remain same to me. I war during my school days to retain the glory of this movement which other Milton Obote will be claiming I be this I be that. Bro na caluba I want now. Make I enter any arena hear say abi this abi that. Be you national or zonal head wet no get orientation. Me and my cartel men must reason you base on NBM orthodox orientation. If you get any reason here is my digit: +2348030641988 or +447452182479. I wish all NBM member happy 777,day for the year 2017. Aiyes (Ayes) Una bam oooh. Abeg I greet you all

  31. emenija says:


  32. abbot says:

    Aye axemen Aye axemen,ju name Festus .make all men observed some t shirt dey drop number to track men down here .please on guard

  33. A T says:

    greetins to all men wan bam.by grace of papa k may we nur b hang in leg,NBM is a game of though nd reason,sumone cant jst calm to b dis nd dat.najuju u may have b hurt by one way other but u though is to point out d wrong doin without know dat cry for one is cry for all. b careful with ur choice

  34. abbabau says:

    Dodorima to all glorious axemen world .
    My fellow abeg which site I fit download NBM Gyration.

  35. stan says:

    this Aro bager, najuju dey here dey grab nbm oT, make all men take em easy dey telele ………. dodos!!!

  36. Baba omo47 says:

    All them Lagos poly juu name eluku high temble i greet all the glorious Axe Men all over the World and every bagging wey men dey believe say according to the Uhuru says -omila no dey game i Akwanu Men go de call NBM Criminal I wonder why.some O.B.T men go dey miss yan make he go check in uhuru.check and balance dey game. obonte dey observer your yanis

  37. Sunny star says:

    Aye Axe men na me be aye dadawanki Soweto high temple I still de believe say NBM na freedom fighter

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