Ekpeye (Ekpafia Igbo)

Click photos to enlarge

Note: Jones classified the Ekpeye people as “Ekpafia Igbo” because they speak an Igboid language. The Ekpeye however, live in Rivers State and consider their language and culture to be distinct from that of the Igbo.

Obiri Jack mask (close-up) Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Obiri Jack mask (close-up) Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Ogbukele drum and Band
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Dancer
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Elders in front of the
obu (meeting house)
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Iwolo mask
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

A dancer
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Osu Mask
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Ekpekede
(the head mask)
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Ekpekede (the head mask)
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Eside Mask
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Aminikoro mask
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Osu Mask
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo

Aminikoro mask
Ogbukele festival,
Ekpafia Igbo