Sanmarigon is the appellation for Naa Abudu-bla. After his father, Naa Mahama-bla, passed away, there were problems deciding who should be the regent, and later, the new Yaa-naa. Naa Abudu-bla kept a low profile as a child to avoid the jealousy of Mion-lana Tori Buni, who contested him for the chieftaincy after his father’s funeral. Sanmarigon is a poetic appellation, and refers to the fact that it was Naa Abudu-bla’s destiny to become Yaa-Naa, though he would have people trying to stand in his way.

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