• Why the New Oba of Benin and His Wives Covered Their Mouths During Recent Coronation Ceremony

    Why the New Oba of Benin and His Wives Covered Their Mouths During Recent Coronation Ceremony

    The Benin Kingdom’s royal tradition of the covering of mouths with a white handkerchief peculiar to the King and his wives has been preliminarily interpreted to quell the inquisitiveness of social media users.

    Yesterday, Oba Ewuare ll N’Ogidigan ascended the revered throne of his ancestors to become the 39th Oba of Benin, succeeding his late father, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.

    The photo above of the newly coronated Oba puzzled many people with some social media users ridiculously claiming someone […]