Ashanti witchdoctor. The practice of harnessing super-natural forces and spirits for one’s own personal use, ‘Obeye’ (an entity that lives within witches). Modern historians believe that Obeah originated from the Ashanti and Koromantin tribes of Africa on the Gold Coast. The Obeah man and women played a prominent role in the Caribbean slave societies from the beginning of the slave trade. They functioned as community leaders and teachers of the African folk’s cultural heritage.