Amosun hinted at his fondness for masquerades on Tuesday during a press conference to herald the 2018 African Drums Festival, tracing it back to his childhood.
“Why do you think I’m local like this? Yes, I took part in different masquerades. If I get to Igbale (masquerade shrine) now and change voice for you, you will not believe it’s me.
“So, it’s part of our growing up. My own kids don’t even know about it; big shame! I know about it. I know the Egungun (masquerade) in our family despite the fact that we are Muslims, it doesn’t matter. So, it is our culture, it doesn’t mean anything. Any time I’m going out, when I see them I give them money. I know why; they are protecting our culture,” he revealed.