• Prince Erediauwa crowned 39th Oba of Benin

    Prince Erediauwa crowned 39th Oba of Benin

    Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, has been crowned the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom.

    Prince Erediauwa was crowned at about 2am on Thursday by the Usama N’ Ihiron also known as the Edion led by Chief Oliha.

    Other members of the Edion are Edohen, Ezomo, Ero, Eholo N’ Ire, Oloton and Edaiken.

    The crowning was done at a private ceremony inside the Usama Palace, a temporary building erected for the coronation ceremony.

    However, the name of the new Oba is still […]

  • Benin Crown Prince ‘fights’ chief priest, proceeds to sacred forest

    Benin Crown Prince ‘fights’ chief priest, proceeds to sacred forest

    According to reports, the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, on Sunday left Evuekoi for Azama N’ Uhe ancestral shrine at Oloton’s Palace in Isekhere Street, Benin, to perform traditional rites.

    Earlier, the prince had engaged in a mock wrestling match, which symbolised ‘wrestling’ with the Chief Priest of Okhuaihe shrine, Osarodion Usuanlele, the Ohen N’ Ukoni Neyedo.

    The Okhuaihe shrine is located in Evbuekoi in Uhunwode Local Government Area of the state.

    After the symbolic wrestling match, both of them […]

  • Coronation: Benin Crown Prince shifts movement to Uzama Palace

    Coronation: Benin Crown Prince shifts movement to Uzama Palace

    According to reports, the journey to ascend the Benin throne which began last Saturday, has taken the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, to Uzama Palace Tuesday.

    He was expected to leave the Eko-Ohae for Uzama Palace Monday, but extended the journey to today because of the state of the road.

    The coronation rituals and ceremony will take place at the Uzama Palace which was first built and lived in by Prince Oranmiyan before Oba Ewedo moved the Oba Palace […]

  • Benin crown prince performs Izakhue rites

    Benin crown prince performs Izakhue rites

    As the 15-day funeral rites of Oba Erediauwa, the Oba of Benin continues, the crown prince of Benin Kingdom and Edaiken N’Uselu, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, on Sunday led his siblings to perform the Izakhue rites according to Bini customs.

    The ceremony involved the entertainment of guests and performance of some sacrifices at the shrine of Ugha Ozolua. The animals slaughtered at the shrine included a cow, chicken and a goat. There were several musical performances and cultural displays at the Oba […]

  • Messi is the Prince, I am the King – Pele, Brazil Legend

    Messi is the Prince, I am the King – Pele, Brazil Legend

    Brazil legend Pele feels Lionel Messi is arguably the best player of his time and has hailed the Barcelona star as “the prince” of football.

    Pele was nicknamed ‘the king’ during his career and he thinks Messi is as important to the game as he was during his playing days, even if he believes the prolific attacker is not the best Argentine player ever.

    “If I am the king, then Messi has been the prince over the past 15 years,” Pele told […]