On social media, images from an induction ceremony at Rivers State University have elicited conflicting emotions.
Freshmen from the department of theatrical arts were photographed in ritual-like garb as they marched across the campus grounds.
While some Nigerians praised the tradition, which has become an annual occurrence on many university campuses, others expressed concern that it is an initiation ceremony.
The internet has gone crazy about the clothes worn by Rivers State University theatre arts department freshmen during their induction ceremony.
A user named Timi Terry Doingz published photos from the event on Facebook, praising the department’s president for organizing the event.
Their fetish like outfit
In their strange clothes, the freshmen staged a parade throughout campus.
Wrappers were worn by both men and women. While some wore white wrappers, others wore something similar with red and black blended colors.
The students wore white chalks on their bodies, while some wore black, similar to the outfits worn in fetish depictions in Nigerian films.
In another shot, a group of ladies dressed in black and red wraps put palm fronds between their lips while holding black chalks.