• Men in Benin start shaving their heads in honour of late Oba

    Men in Benin start shaving their heads in honour of late Oba

    Men in Benin, the Edo State capital, have started shaving their heads in honour of the late Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa.

    The monarch’s demise was announced on Friday, which was followed with the breaking of a native chalk by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe.

    As the ancient tradition demands, part of the mourning rites to be performed by males in Benin include the shaving of heads and the closure of markets in the […]