Ýan kama (burlesque Artists) are fast disappearing on the Nigerian scene, particularly in the Northern part where Kamanci (burlesque) is popularly identified as cultural performance meant for entertainment. This paper therefore aims to revive the seemingly forgotten cultural performance by objectively reviewing some works done on the topic. The paper, however, discovered that the Kamanci (burlesque) is not just only used for entertainment but also as a means of communication through culture. The observation and findings in this paper revealed that past Burlesque Artists (Ýan kama) artistically and effectively communicated so many ideas and vital information of great importance not only to the immediate audience but to entire Hausa community.
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