fulani men

The Sharo Festival is a brutal ritual which is a traditional rite of passage for the tribal Jafun Fulani young men. Twice a year,  young men are escorted by eligible single women to an outdoor ring where they have to endure a flogging to prove that they are manly enough for marriage. The young man can only marry the girl of his choice if he can pass this torturous test which leaves the men severely scarred.