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The Obayifo is a vampire told in lore from the Ashanti people off the Gold Coast in Africa. The Obayifo is a living vampire that can be a male or female human.

The vampire creature leaves its body at night to feed, finding young children its favorite prey.

Some people considered the Obayifo a witch vampire, as it was thought that it could inhabit the bodies of ordinary people. They are sometimes described to have shifty eyes and a phosphorescent light under their armpits and anus.

The Obayifo is said to suck the life from plants and land, causing blight in crops.