Masquerade and Masquerade Cult.

Masquerade cult or group is a subculture that is exclusively masculine. It is a group within the community that guards the identity of men and masquerade. They promote traditions and customs. This group believes that dead ancestors in form of masquerades crawl out of holes in the ground when called upon. To be a member of this group, the individual must be a male citizen, must be initiated through series of rituals, must be of a certain age, must be brave.
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This is udu: it is a musical instrument that produces bass sound. It is an earthen pot made from clay and played with paddle.

These drums come from the eastern region of Nigeria and are played along side other eastern Nigerian drums such as the Ekwe, Igba, Oyo and others.

The Wooden Gong: This object is a musical instrument that produces different sounds and sends out different messages depending on how it is played, when it is played, and who played it.

Oja flute The Oja flute is often used with Igbo drums such as the (log drum) Ekwe, (vessel drum) Udu and/or the Igba.

Some masquerade and masquerade cult members.

Hell was let loose Monday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital after a masquerade allegedly shot dead an Islamic cleric identified as Lateef Sabiu during Egungun festival.This simultaneously led t

Akpoko spirit: This is the uliest of all masquerades...like the Ijele, this masquerade is lead by the older adults of the masquerade cult. It is among the most powerful masquerades of all time...ugly, tragic to behold, and has supernatural powers.

Akpoko spirit: This is the uliest of all masquerades.like the Ijele, this masquerade is lead by the older adults of the masquerade cult. It is among the most powerful masquerades of all time.ugly, tragic to behold, and has supernatural powers.

The Grand Spirit: This is Ijele, the king of all masquerades known for its large size, slow movement, colorful out-fit, and superior mystical powers. In the past, it had 45 masquerade perform on top of its head. This masquerade is exclusively led by older adults while the young adults watch from a distance.

The Grand Spirit: This is Ijele, the king of all masquerades known for its large size, slow movement, colorful out-fit, and superior mystical powers. In the past, it had 45 masquerade perform on top of its head. This masquerade is exclusively led by older adults while the young adults watch from a distance.

This is Odogwu which means strength: It is exclusively led by the youth or young adults. It is a youthful and aggressive spirit, its major attribute is demonstration of youthful strength with specialty in intimidation. This masquerade always have a rope tied to its waist and held at the back by the two strongest men in the group. Often times a cross bar is used before it as another measure to restrain this strong spirit from tearing things apart.

Police Arrest 3 Masquerades in Enugu for Stabbing Priest

Ojionu: the water spirit...This masquerade is the opposite of the Iga spirit. Ojionu also trails during the day time, but it is a chaotic masquerade who breaks rules and overrule instructions. It most at times carry canes which it whip people with.

Ojionu: the water spirit.This masquerade is the opposite of the Iga spirit. Ojionu also trails during the day time, but it is a chaotic masquerade who breaks rules and overrule instructions. It most at times carry canes which it whip people with.

This is Igba (African wooden drum) it is made of hallowed tree trunk covered with dry animal skin. It comes in different styles and sizes.

This is Igba (African wooden drum) it is made of hallowed tree trunk covered with dry animal skin. It comes in different styles and sizes.

The Beautiful Spirit: Adamma which literary means beautiful maiden is the most beautiful among all the masquerades. Its main purpose is just to entertain its audience. It represents beauty and joy and can dance all day.

Pictures of Igbo masquerades, in south-east Nigeria, climb out of holes to entertain and chastise festival goers.

This is the ingredient of the masquerade music...it produces treble sound when played.

This is the ingredient of the masquerade music.it produces treble sound when played.

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