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The Obayifo is a vampire-like creature of West Africa. The folklore mostly surrounds the Ashanti people, but the Dahomey people refer to the same creature as the asiman.

In folklore, the creature may inhabit the bodies of ordinary people. They have shifty eyes and are obsessed with food. The obayifo emit a phosphorescent light from their armpits and anus when traveling at night, which makes them easy to identify.

This African vampire is thought to kill children by sucking their blood. They also enter the bodies of animals to attack humans. They can also suck the life from the land and weaken crops, making them a danger to life’s prosperity.