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Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures)

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Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures)

The people of Ogu kingdom in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State celebrated the annual Iria festival, an ancient ceremony aimed at welcoming young female virgins into womanhood.

During the ceremony held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, the young girls were given certificates by the elders and chiefs of the town for passing through a virginity test.

According to Niger Delta Insider, to pass through the test, the girls must first be virgins which will be confirmed by the women of the town.

Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures).

The young girls are then kept in a room where they will be fed and also groomed before the ceremony.

After passing through this process, the qualified girls are given certificates showing that they are now adults ready for marriage.

This ceremony is said to date back to the 17th century.

Check out more photos from the ceremony:

Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures)
Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures)
Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures)
Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures)

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A video that shows the moment a young couple tied the knot at the beach has got people reacting as it made rounds on social media.

The wedding is what people could refer to as a simple wedding as it wasn’t attended by multiple guests. The couple at the wedding also didn’t go with the regular suit and white long apparel that most people wore at their wedding.

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The groom could be seen on a simple t-shirt while the bride wore a b!kini outfit. In the video, the bride could be seen walking toward the altar in b!kini with flowers in her hand. See the photo here

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Iria festival: Three Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Ogu kingdom Rivers State (Pictures).

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