Mix of Six Art Exhibition : Eyo
This title is from her “October” collection. October was created to inspire nostalgic feelings. Being Nigerian is reminiscent of several transient & conflicting realities.
Masquerades are very important figures in Nigerian festivities. Many cultures believe that they represent the ancestors while some believe they are spirits/gods that hold different powers.
There are many forms of masquerades native to different South Western states but the distinctive white apparels of the Eyo masquerades shines out. The masquerade is native to Lagos State and comes out during the Eyo festival held in Lagos. There are usually more than one masquerade and all of them wield the traditional iconic staff known as “Opambata”