Nigeria river festival begins
25 August 2012 Last updated at 00:24 BST
Hundreds of people have gathered to worship Yoruba gods in Nigeria's south-western state of Osun as part of the annual river festival.
Oshun is a revered deity in the region where people from across Nigeria and further afield make the journey every August.
The celebrations are becoming so well-known that it is now becoming more than just a religious event, as Tomi Oladipo reports.