Artistic and Communicative Connections between Newspaper Cartooning and Epa Festival in Ijagun Community, Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Mufutau Oluwakemi Oriola
  • Oludare Joseph Tiamiyu
Keywords: Newspaper Cartooning, Epa Festival, Artistic Connection, Cultural Communication.


Newspaper cartoons and Epa masks worn by Epa masquerades are similar in their humorous appearances and communicative values. This study examined the artistic and communicative connections between newspaper cartooning and Epa festival in Ijagun community, Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive questionnaire survey was conducted on 20literate indigenous Epa adherents in the community. Findings revealed that Epa festival and newspaper cartooning were related in their significant artistic connection through humour and  entertainment, and communication of cultural values through exposure of social vices in the community. The study recommended the preservation of such festivals as Epa for awareness creation, entertainment and security.



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print ISSN: 2006-5442