MASQUERADE OF AFIOLU FESTIVAL IN NNEWI USING SOFT SCULPTURE TECHNIQUE

(Fine and Applied Arts)

MASQUERADE OF AFIOLU FESTIVAL IN NNEWI

USING SOFT SCULPTURE TECHNIQUE

PREFACE

The topic of this project, masquerade of Afiolu festival in Nnewi tries to experiment and presents the Afiolu masquerade of Nnewi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

     At end of this work, a well finished Afiolu masquerade was accomplished.  This piece and it’s report has important role they play, like, Serve as reference material for artists and Non-Nnewi people that want to know more of Afiolu festival, and the masquerade figure stands as the symbol of this festival everywhere.

     Furthermore, for the contemporary generation to read meaning into this phenomena when they come across such for the purpose of understanding, this work is spitted into the Five each deliberating a peculiar subject it started with Chapter One (Back history and so on) to the final chapter which is conclusion/suggestion.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

1.1              Background history

1.2              Statement of the problem

1.3              Aims and objectives

1.4              Scope of the project

1.5              Limitation

CHAPTER TWO

2.1            Literature Review

CHAPTER THREE

 Execution

3.1            Medium (Description)

3.2            Project development

(materials/tools and application)

3.3            Finishing

CHAPTER FOUR

4.1           Project Analysis

CHAPTER FIVE

Conclusion

1.1              Achievement

1.2              Recommendation

References

        TABLE OF ILLUSTRATION

Plate one making of amateur

Plate two work in progress

Plate three Semi finished work

Figure four sketches

        Figure five Approved sketch

        Plate six finished work

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

1.1         BACKGROUND HISTORY

     “The Igbos appears to be people perpetually celebrating.

Every month, some community somewhere is celebrating.  The Igbo year, “aro”, is a round of festivals and ceremonies, which vibrate with life, collier, sounds and meaning” (Okafor 1989: 133).

     Festivals are an integral part of Igbo traditional culture and system.  It is a period of celebration when series of performance of music, drama, film etc, given regularly, especially once a year.

     In Igbo land, every town, kindred, village have festivals they celebrates, like wise in Nnewi, Nnewi is a village that situated at southern part of Anambra State.  It’s people have a rather intricate origin, as handed down by the predecessors.

     Also considering the fact that most so these information are based on oral traditions, we are presented with so many faces of the story making it difficult to identify the true origin.    

    Despite of its intricate origin, Nnewi is in existence till    

Date.  They have their festivals they celebrates Viz: Igu aro,

Igba Ofala, Afiolu, Iriji, Ikwu aro, ETC.   Above all mentioned Afiolu Festival happens to be the greatest festival that Nnewi people respect and being practicing to date.

     Since festival is a public celebration of very important event with different remarkable happenings in live.  Afiolu festival in Nnewi happens to be outstanding festivity that remarks when long toil of cultivation is over every year.  Also it was done to offer thanksgiving to the gods of crop and farming called Ufejioke which they believe that it makes their land to be fertile so that on harvesting period the plants will produce richly.

     During this festival, there are so many activities that Nnewi people engage themselves into, like, people in their various homes cook different types of foods and drinks for enjoyment.  People that are abroad visit their various homes.  Friends visit their friends but the most important aspect of it is masquerading by the youths at ama.  Afiolu masquerade, this masquerades wipe themselves with a particular cane called anasi on their heads to display power and entertainment.  Women, girls and little children ran for them for fun.

     Masquerading in afiolu festival has some important roles it plays during that great festival.

a.         It act as homage to Ufejioke god of Crop and farming.

b.        It act as refreshing of spirit/human relationship

c.         It helps in sustaining of tradition

d.        It serves as an entertainment to people

e.         It also serve as a display of traditional wealth of creativity to Nnewi.

Afiolu festival is free for everyone to participate, women and children are allowed because is a festival that brings sharing of love, happiness and unity.  It is one of their traditional heritages that is not against Christianity no performance of rituals in this festival.

     Finally, Afiolu festival in Nnewi has been started for some years back till date, it is still this same.  It is a time of grand merriment for everybody in Nnewi be it indigenes or foreigners.

1.2         STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS

     This project will attempt to solve the following problems.

1.      The role of masquerading of afiolu festival

2.      Those activities that features in the festival

3.      The origin and concept of afiolu festival

4.      The advantage of afiolu festival to Nnewi people.

1.3         AIM AND OBJECTIVE

1.        To identify to what extent the role of masquerade in afiolu festival

Influence Nnewi people.

2.        To find out the extent those activities that feature in the festival affect

Nnewi people.

3.        To identify the origin are concept of afiolu festival in Nnewi

4.        To find out to what extent the advantage of afiolu festival affect Nnewi

People.

1.4         SCOPE OF THE STUDY

     This work does not exceed the bounding of Nnewi community.  It’s emphasis, however, is on the art of masquerading in a specific occasion i.e.

The Afiolu festival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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You are allowed to use the original model papers you will receive in the following ways:

1. As a source for additional understanding of the subject

2. As a source for ideas for your own research (if properly referenced)

3. For PROPER paraphrasing (see your university definition of plagiarism and acceptable paraphrase)

4. Direct citing (if referenced properly)

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