See Young virgins in Rivers community being initiated into womanhood

    A community in Rivers State has initiated some young virgins into womanhood during the famous Iria ceremony in Ogu Town in Ogu-Bolo local government area of Rivers State.

    The ceremony was held on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

    The Iria festival, which is been celebrated mainly in December and January, is a source of both entertainment and cultural significance.

    Families in Okrika utilize the occasion as a yearly competition, presenting their virgin daughters to showcase chastity.

    Before the occasion, these young women are prepared for the fattening room, where they receive nourishing meals, including a mix of pounded yam, pounded plantain and fresh fish.

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    Virgins initiated into womanhood in Rivers State