Don’t sing at night or a spirit will steal your voice

The twenty-two year old female informant born in the Gabonese Republic, a state located on the west coast of Central Africa, revealed that people are “not suppose to sing at night because a spirit will steal your voice.” My informant even as a child ignored this superstition and use to sing into early in the morning. I asked if her mother or family ever told her this she replied no. Not everyone believed this superstition.