Adamma Masquedrade



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 .

Kid daughter

Elder daughter

The Nuisance

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.

Adamma's dance.

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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

splendidly done hub

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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra Author

Nice to see you around thevoice...

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Great stuff! Real stuff! I was trying to interpret. Is the dance about two people (possibly male and female) and an evil aka the nuisance? I love the natural earthy rhythms. Thanks Rossimobis!

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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra Author

Sure it is...The nuisance go after the daughter while the father come after him,(leave my daughter alone!)the police then come in for an arrest(he evades the police and run to Adamma(mother),kiss her and hand himself over)!!!! Great drama done by dancing to the tone of a music.Nice of you Micky Dee

Muna 6 years ago

Nnaa, u'r just so good! I'm really falling in luv wit ur works {jst startd reading them, even 'Why?'}. Ur hub iz a wonderful display. Jisi ike, oo?

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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra Author

Daa lu, "nwanne ozu na awu ozu aru"...Glad to see you around Muna.

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