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A witch-fighting association among the Limba people of northern Sierra Leone. Its powers are often called upon to safeguard male initiands at the time of their initiation into manhood from the malignant spiritual forces to which they are believed to be particularly vulnerable. The instrument typically associated with Gbangbani in its fight against evil forces is a wooden trumpet or megaphone (hu-yenki) carved in the shape of a woman or with a woman's figure astride it.