Meet the Ijele Masquerade, recognized as the biggest Masquerade in Sub-Sahara Africa, is a greatly treasured masquerade of the Igbos. Its appearance is very remarkable as it takes about a hundred men for a period of about half a year of preparation ahead of its display.
The Ijele masquerade is seen as the king of masquerades, especially in Enugu and Anambra states where it is most popular.
That status presents it with the feature of having 45 masquerades performing on it, being represented by figurines.
Amongst the entourage of Ijele is: Nne Ijele (mother of Ijele), Onuku (Father of Ijele), the Ijele police, the Ijele palm Wine taper, the Ijele fan (Akupe) carrier and its Royal band group.
Enugwu Ukwu was litted up, as the event was a great scene.