Adamma is a female given name in Igbo land, a tribe in the Eastern part of Nigeria and the masquerade originated from Enugu state. Adamma Masquerade is a cultural group which comprises of men and the Masquerade is masked by a man.
The entire group is made up of the instrumentalists, the dancers, then the masquerades which comes in a number of five or more, it represent a family sort of and as well has a police guard, and in most cases, it has the nuisance and the palm wine tapper in the list.All masked by men.
The Adamma Masquerade is an innovation that has broken the traditional masking, and the Masquerade/ Cultural group has spread to almost all the entire region of the Igbo land, Adamma's beauty represents the Igbo woman and her beauty.
Most of the Masquerades in Igbo land represent spirits but Adamma as much as it foretells the maiden spirit has no spiritual value like most Masquerades .
The Police Guard
This contemporary cultural group displays the every day family life in a drama played by the Masquerades then as well dance to the happiness of the audience.The police Masquerades plays the every day life of a police officer.
It is a thing of joy to watch Adamma Masquerade perform.Enjoy the short video clips and thanks you for visiting my hub.