Found in Southeastern Igboland, primarily in Afikpo towns, mkpe (meaning 'horns') masks are worn by adult men (usually musicians) of the Mmwo (or Mma) secret society. Mkpe masks are danced annually by masqueraded men during Okumkpa ceremonies to celebrate the end of the dry season and to satirise the lives of villagers. The mkpe mask is believed to represent a goat (ewu).
They are also used during Logholo chasing games; masqueraders play in the village common, chased by uninitiated boys. "Logholo is played in most Afikpo villages on eke (market) day."2