Center for Memories to launch new art exhibition in partnership with Lagos-based artist Chuma Anagbado


The exhibitions are ready and the doors of the Memory Center (CFM) The gallery is expected to be open to the public as CFM, in partnership with Chuma Anagbado, unveils an exciting new exhibition titled “MMỤỌ»On Saturday August 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM WAT (UTC +1).

Masquerades play a very important role in the general world view, traditional religion and spirituality of the Igbo people. Masquerades are believed to represent ancestral spirits and are sometimes referred to as “spirits” to reflect this belief.

The costumes, songs, poems, dances, proverbs and other demonstrations that accompany their performances embody the essence of Igbo culture, history and civilization. Masquerades themselves are complex beings embodying Igbo performative art, knowledge systems and the sublime existence between the worlds of the spirits and the living. In pre-colonial Igbo communities, masks and masquerades helped maintain balance and order by fighting crime, enforcing laws, instilling values, and administering justice.

In order to rekindle interest in Igbo culture, to preserve the art form and to situate it in modernity, the Center For Memories, a non-profit organization and an Igbo cultural pole with the mission of promoting the language and Igbo culture, organizes the art of Chuma Anagbado in an exhibition titled; MMỤỌ. Since its inception, CFM has collaborated with museums, memory centers and artists around the world to design and implement world-class exhibitions with audio, visual and interactive sections, which inform, inspire and transform our visitors, making sure they share their experiences and keep coming back.

Mmuo, which translates to “spirit,” is a fitting theme for this month-long solo contemporary art exhibition on Igbo masquerade, spirituality, performance, and visual resonance. This is an overview of the multisensory aspects of Igbo masking – movement, sounds, materials, masks and scent.

This exhibition opens August 14 and runs until September 14, 2021

Opening day: Saturday August 14, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. WAT (UTC +1)

Location: Memorial Center. 2 Awgu Street, Independence Provision, Enugu

Registration link:

To learn more about the activities of the Center des Mémoires, please visit our website: You can also visit to learn more about the exhibiting artist, Chuma Anagbado. For sponsorship or partnership, call 08144580267 or 07031587185.

Ifeoma Nnamani

Programs Officer

Memorial Center – Ncheta Ndigbo


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