A Commission for Noorderlicht Foundation / African Studies Centre
Gundo Naa, The Granddaughter of Kach
When the Dagomba kingdom founder Gbewaa Naa died, his eldest surviving child, and daughter, Kachegu Naa took the regalia and became King. One night, spirits scared her out of the palace into hiding at the base of a kapok tree. Acknowledging this spiritual manifestation, she returned and handed over the Kingdom to one of her brother. She was then enthroned as the “King of the kapok tree”. Today, the incumbent Gundo Naa still occupies a very unique position in society.