Sin in the African religion is conceptualized as an evil act committed by any member of the society, either young or old, that goes against set religious principles and wishes of ancestral spirits. They believe that sin results in a bad omen and destroys the relationship between the living and the spirits. According to Awalalu, African myths cite a period when the gods were closer to men.
When a man could go to heaven and return as he wished, the world was full of abundance and man did not have to work to get food. But then man’s sinful ways and disobedience of God’s demands and wishes pushed Him away and as such resulted in suffering and abandonment. African religious cultures, therefore, depict that sin as a deed that goes against divinity and could result in serious consequences.