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Understanding Masquerades in Igboland

Understanding Masquerades in Igboland

In the past, we – Igbos – regard masquerades (Mmanwu) as the means for maintaining peace and order within our communities, and they played the role of law enforcement agents. While entertaining through dances and exhibiting extra-human feats, most masquerades (Mmanwu) would walk up to certain individuals and loudly expose any bad habits, crimes or…

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