About Ebira Masquerade Festivals (Eku Anebira)
In Ebiraland only male genders are allowed to carry masquerades, also allowed to see some masquerades (Eku is the name for masquerade in Ebira language). This is because Masquerading in Ebiraland is cult that is a right for men in Ebiraland, this is also because women are believed to possess and have supernatural powers, that can allow them to change into different forms especially during the night time. This spirituality is called Ebe in Ebira language and the women that possesses this kind of powers referred to as Opochi (witch) one can conclude that Ebe means Witchcraft.
I will like you to know that I will be mentioning some terms in this article that are not English Language, but I will try to keep it simple and to also tell you the meaning of everything I wrote in Ebira Language.
List of Prominent Masquerades in Ebiraland
- Eku Irahu (Night Masquerade)
- Eku Ahete
- Eku Okise (Fortune Teller Masquerade)
- Eku Echichi
- Eku Oba
- Eku Ububa
- Eku Ahere
- Eku Uba
Eku Irahu in Ebiraland
- Otu Festivals