On Saturday, December 2, 2023, Ogu Town in Rivers State buzzed with excitement as virgins underwent the Iria ceremony, marking their official transition into womanhood.
The event, deeply rooted in the Wakirike people’s culture, showcased tradition and community spirit.
Adorned in traditional attire, the young women participated in rituals guided by elders, showcasing their journey from adolescence to adulthood.
The festivities featured traditional music, dance, and regalia, attracting family, friends, and well-wishers to witness the cultural celebration.
Elders emphasized the importance of preserving purity and passing down traditions. The young women received blessings and wisdom from elders as they embraced the responsibilities of womanhood.
The event was documented through a series of photographs capturing the essence of the Iria ceremony.
These photos showcase the pride radiating from the young women who have now officially entered womanhood.
See more photos below;