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IUMK is proud to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Igbo people, including our traditional men masquerade and the Umunyanyi oma dance.

Igbo Masquerades

The men masquerade is a significant aspect of Igbo culture and represents the spirits of ancestors. These masquerades are adorned with elaborate costumes and masks, and their performances are accompanied by traditional music and dance. The men masquerade plays a vital role in cultural ceremonies, festivals, and other important community events, adding a touch of mystique and cultural significance.

Umunyanyi oma dance

The Umunyanyi oma dance, also known as the “beautiful maidens dance,” is a traditional Igbo dance performed by young women. It is characterized by graceful movements, rhythmic steps, and synchronized choreography. The dancers wear colorful attire and often carry traditional props such as fans or baskets as they perform. The Umunyanyi oma dance is a celebration of femininity, beauty, and the vibrancy of Igbo culture.


At IUMK, we recognize the importance of preserving and promoting these cultural practices. We regularly incorporate the men masquerade and Umunyanyi oma dance into our events and festivals, providing an opportunity for our members and the wider community to experience the richness and beauty of Igbo traditions.