Dambobugo is the appellation of Savelugu-naa Bukali Kantamparam. When Bukali was chief of Kpatenga, the previous chief of Savelugu and many people in the town tried in vain to prevent him from being promoted to that higher post. After he had gain the chieftaincy of Savelugu, the weather was particularly good for farming and the harvest was plentiful. The drum language for Dambobugo says he has defeated his enemies but continues to think good of everyone. God has rewarded his generous spirit by bringing rain so that big families can eat well and be satisfied.

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