Somewhere in Rivers State in Nigeria, some young virgin women who have never had the privilege of conjugal experience are been initiated into womanhood in the annual Iria ceremony.

Virgins step out topless as they are initiated into womanhood during the Iria ceremony in Rivers state (photos)

The ceremony of the Okrika Culture and Heritage of Rivers State called Iria Ceremony is a process usually carried out on virgins in the ancient days before they are welcomed into womanhood, where virgin ladies appear topless for the ceremony.

Virgins step out topless as they are initiated into womanhood during the Iria ceremony in Rivers state (photos)

Virgins step out topless as they are initiated into womanhood during the Iria ceremony in Rivers state (photos)

Virgins step out topless as they are initiated into womanhood during the Iria ceremony in Rivers state (photos)