• Oba of Benin’s coronation rites begin today

    Oba of Benin’s coronation rites begin today

    The activities for the coronation of the crown prince and Edaiken N’Uselu, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, as the new Oba of Benin will commence on Saturday (today).

    The Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, Prof. Gregory Akenzua, announced this on Friday during a press briefing at the Oba’s palace in Benin, the Edo State capital.

    Akenzua, who is also the Enogie of Evbuobanosa/Abudu, explained that the programme would begin with a foot procession by the crown prince from Eguae Edaiken (Uselu) […]

  • 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 […]