Photo of the Week: Stand Out

Photo of the Week series presents the dancing Egungun. The center of attraction during Yoruba festivals. Egungun is a visible manifestation of the spirits of departed ancestors who periodically revisit the human community for remembrance, celebration, and blessings.

The ability to stand out against all kinds of negativity is key in the journey of life. Members of the egungun society dance to marketplaces, wearing their masks to represent the deceased spirits of their ancestors, the spirit to be worshipped is solely decided by Ifa Oracle.