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Lugulu Masquerade (Video) Part 2

Lugulu Masquerade (Video) Part 2

Check out this video of Lugulu masquerades (along with the accompanying Ikpo, Oteru and Ogbuke Ajaba masquerades). The date of the video was undetermined at the time this post was published but appears to date back several years (possibly more than a decade). The full video includes comments from elders interviewed about the state of Afikpo culture. This is a...

Okumkpo Masquerade (Video) Part 7

Okumkpo Masquerade (Video) Part 7

In this video, hundreds of Okumkpo masquerades deliver group and solo performances of dance, drama and drumming. This is a classic example of authentic African masquerade dance and theater at its best!

Lugulu Masquerade (Video) Part 1: Comments by Community Elders

Lugulu Masquerade (Video) Part 1: Comments by Community Elders

Check out this video of Lugulu masquerades (along with the accompanying Ikpo, Oteru and Ogbuke Ajaba masquerades). The date of the video was undetermined at the time this post was published but appears to date back several years (possibly more than a decade). The full video includes comments from elders interviewed about the state of Afikpo culture. This is a...

Ota Ikonte Masquerade

Ota Ikonte Masquerade

Ota Ikonte is a masquerade known for its clownish appearance and behavior. The masquerade entertains by mimicking the gestures of a drunk person, a clown and other off-beat...

Okwa-Ebu Masquerade

Okwa-Ebu Masquerade

Okwe-Ebu is a masquerade that accompanies other masquerades. This masquerade serves as both a mouthpiece for the masquerade it accompanies as well as a praise singer to those watching the masquerade display. The praise singing often results in audience members giving gifts of money or other items of value to Okwa-Ebu and/or the masquerade it...

Okpontu Ulogo Masquerade

Okpontu Ulogo Masquerade

Okpontu Ulogo is a masquerade that adorns itself with ashes left over from burning coal in the ancestral common house for initiated Afikpo males called Ogo. Because this masquerade uses ashes as part of its makeup, it usually appears...

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