Alapansanpa is a masquerade which belongs to the Ogundeji clan of Ibadan Land in Oyo state, Southwest of Nigeria. During the yearly masquerade festival in Ibadan, members of the Ogundeji family make a procession from their compound to the Palace of the Olubadan (the King of Ibadan land) and round the town. Part of the festival rites is the use of ore (a slender stick) which the men among them use to beat each other to test their endurance. It is said that no other masquerade is permitted to make a procession on the same day with Alapansanpa in other to avoid clashes. Alapansanpa is considered the most powerful of all Masquerades.
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