African Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of Africa

OBAMBOU

Nkomi/Camma Demon

Also known as Obambo, Oconcou, Okamboo

Picture of the African Demon Obambou from our African mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

West African Ghost of Insanity

If a dead person isn’t buried properly with all the right rites, their spirit will be unable to rest and will seek solace inside the body of a new-born child. Possession by a spirit is obviously a very bad thing and can cause a lifetime of trouble.

Someone afflicted with an Obambou will suffer multitudes of distressing symptoms. Insanity. Weird behavior. Anti-social tendencies. Dribbling and jerking. If that sounds like anyone you know, don’t panic. It could just be a phase they’re going through.

Luckily there is a cure. Obambou spirits can be repulsed by loud noises such as drums, shouting and gunshots. They also hate the sound of bees in flight. So just tell them to bzzzzzzzzzz off.

Obambou Facts and Figures

Name: Obambou
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Obambo, Oconcou, Okamboo

Gender: Male and female
Type: Demon
Area or people: Nkâmi (Camma) tribe of West Africa
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 1823

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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