Egungun is a part of the Yoruba pantheon of divinities. In the indigenous religious system of the West African tribe of that name, the spirit is of central importance. It is the eventual end of all living beings, and as such is regarded as the ancestral "collective".
Ogoni masks from Nigeria were worn by young men who put on dynamic and lively performances. They were used to celebrate the festival of harvested yams, a propitiatory ceremony calling for fertility of the soil. Wood.