Indigenous Nigerian Oral Drama as an Instrument of Social Regulation: A study of Ogbllo Secret Society of Idoma

Author: 
Amali, Idris O.O
Publisher: 
Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies, 20(1), 1992

This paper seeks to demonstrate that there is a fundamental element to rural institutions of leisure and recreation as a general pattern, which is that these institutions harbour within themselves organised anthropological and sociological controls systems associated with the mainteance of ethics ad morality, and in some extreme cases, the detection and prevention of crime. The focus in this paper is on the study of entertainment and recreational elements of the Ogbollo Night Mask of the Idoma people.

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