Among such groups is the Osemanfo who were a group of fishermen. At special ceremonies they either took a token in cash or were offered drinks in appreciation. Others like the Okrabowhɛfo and Osimpam were also fishermen. Then the Oboade, Kodenkye, and Kokomba. They used a variety of traditionally made musical instruments: drums of various sizes, gong gong and the mpetsiba, akasaw and tamalene. It is said that the Simande group was formed by the elders of Osubonpanyin led by Kwesi Teikoh, a safohen of the Asomfo division of the No. 2 asafo company of Winneba. They were a contingent of warriors who under King Acquah I (Neenyi Eguase) fought in the many Ashanti/Fanti wars. When they became victorious, the divine drummer called Gyan from the Kaakobanto house in Winneba mastered the details of the drumming which they brought home. On their return they trained their kinsmen of Osubonpayin and the musical form became the royal cultural drumming for Neenyi Eguase. It was performed particularly during the Akomase celebrations. The performance of this musical form included the royal horn (abentsia) and castanets (afretsiwa). It is played by a team of men and women in numbers. The clappings are in single-notes. Simande dance has semblance of fetish-priest dancing.
Annually, during the major fishing season, fishermen from Winneba embark on expeditions to other fishing communities where they believe fishing would be more abundant than home.
In the performance of Apatampa, the group uses three musical instruments; the ampaa, a drum designed with a flat wooden square frame with a leather top, an mpetsiba and a musical box. The musical box was a larger hollow box made of plywood with a circular hole that is not more than six or eight inches wide through which the sound vibrated out. Drumming the ampaa is by the use of both hands with the drum well secured between the legs. The mpetsiba keeps the beat or time while the musical box provides a bass sound when hit on one side with a fist.