Mmuo: Igbo masquerading, spirituality and visual resonance

“Visually grotesque and flamboyantly performative, Mmanwu – the masquerade – is an oracular staple in the ancient lore of Ndigbo. A symbol of ancestral wizardry – both spiritually and physically, the masquerade has no competition in its sole role as the ultimate festival celebrity. Alas, one that invokes the supernatural, ingrains community lore in the consciousness of its audience, and reenacts parables and myths so strikingly, they’re unforgettable.”  – Patrick Okigbo III | 2021

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Mmuo - Solo Exhibition