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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Behold The New Oba Of Benin ...

Today marks the dawn of a new era in Benin, Edo State as the crown prince, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, ascends the revered throne to become the 39th Oba of Benin, succeeding his late father, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.



Born on October 20, 1953, Prince Eheneden attended the famous Edo College in Benin from 1965 to 1967. He later went to Immaculate Conception College between 1968 and 1970 before moving to England, where he obtained his Advanced Level General Certificate of Education from South Thames College, South-West London.

The heir apparent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wales, UK. He also has a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutger University graduate school in New Jersey, USA. He was a graduate intern at the United Nations between 1981 and 1982 and is a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

Like his father, the crown prince is a seasoned administrator and a diplomat in the Scandinavian region, Europe and Africa. He is well-travelled. He has served as Nigeria’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, with concurrent accreditation to Norway, Denmark and the Republic of Finland. On July 21, 2008, he was appointed and sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to Italy.

While serving as the Nigerian ambassador to Angola and characteristic of the meaning of his first name, Eheneden (Peace), he was instrumental to the reconciliation meeting between the then President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and other officers of the late rebel leader, Jonas Savimbi.

The crown prince has enviable business acumen, with several interests in the petroleum, agro-allied and construction industries. He is the founder of South Point Royal School, Benin, and the non-governmental organisation, Benin Royal Dynasty Trust. He is married with children.

 Although, the ancient Benin had been ruled by Ogisos from 40 BC to 1100 AD, the Oba dynasty began in 1200 AD with Oba Eweka I. The ascendancy to the throne is hereditary.
Prince Eheneden started the process to his coronation with several traditional rites considered imperative in the Bini tradition. It began with his procession on foot for about 10 kilometres from the Edaiken palace in Uselu, Egor Local Government Area of the state to Eko-Ohae (bachelor’s camp) in Oredo Local Government Area.

He was accompanied by Benin chiefs and cultural societies. The crown prince made a stopover at a sacred palm tree, Udin Amamieson-aimiuwa, where a brief ceremony was held. The palm tree is said to be about 500 years old.

On October 11, the heir apparent left Eko-Ohae for Usama palace on Siluko, amidst jubilation by thousands of residents. At the palace, various coronation rituals and customary rites, including the Ekassa (spiritual dance), were performed. After spending seven days at the palace, he went to Use community in Egor Local Government Area on Tuesday to perform the ceremony of choosing the name he would bear as the new Oba.


Prior to choosing a name which would be announced today, Prince Eheneden played the ancient Akhue (game of pebbles) with the Edigin N’Use, His Royal Highness, Ekpen Kelvin Edigin, as his father did in 1979. According to Bini history, the pebbles were sent by Prince Oranmiyan to his son, Oba Eweka I, who was known to be the first Oba to play the game.
The crown prince’s father was formerly known as Prince Solomon Akenzua before he played the customary game and chose the name, Erediauwa, 37 years ago.


The crown prince spent three months in Uselu, where he reigned as the Edaiken N’Uselu. It was during his stay at the palace that he conferred chieftaincy titles on his three wives, also known as Oloi N’Erie, in March, 2016.

 His first wife, Princess Iroghama was named Obazuaye N’Erie;
 his second wife, Princess Iyayiota, received the title, Obazuwa N’Erie; while his third wife, Princess Ikpakpa was named Ohe N’Erie.
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WOW he already has three wives?Please what is the meaning of the titles conferred on his wives?




45 comments:

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    1. Reporting live from urhokpota hall, Benin city.
      I spot Aliko Dangote, Prof yemi Osibanjo just arrived,Comrade Adams Alliu Oshiomole.
      Ooni of Ife and his Olori,Oba olateru of obat oil is here. What an historical event!

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    2. Stella bring the picture of his three beautiful wives for your own people here.

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  2. The benin history is so sweet, just like reading the history of nigeria.long live the king.

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  3. Is he looking for more wives?
    I can be the youngest πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    1. Excuse me ibo girl, only an edo girl can be his wife.

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    2. What if he had married a non Edo woman before ascending the throne?

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    3. He can marry any tribe intact his first wife is a white woman just that they non Edo wives won't really be recognized.

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    4. He can marry any tribe intact his first wife is a white woman just that they non Edo wives won't really be recognized.

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  4. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Olori. Congrats Oba.

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  5. 3 wives!
    He already knew he will succeed his dad then.
    Long reign to him oo

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  6. Oba with swag. Correct ICC product.

    Congratulations

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  7. may his reign be long and peaceful.

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  8. Such a good day.
    Have a nice day dolls.
    over and out.

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  9. Oba gha to kpere..

    Iseeeeeee

    Long live the King.

    More wives to follow πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. Iseeeeeeeeeeee!
      The Benin culture is so beautiful😍

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  10. He was an Administrative staff at Nigeria Institute of international affairs for his NYSC.

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  11. Benin culture is so beautiful.. Reason I love Iyore, it's really a must watch.

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  12. Congratulations to the new Oba of benin

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  13. Congratulations to him, although i hate anything tradition.
    He is very well traveled and very educated, i hope he will do away with some the fetish things in the palace.

    He already has three wives!!! Lord have mercy.

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  14. #Sure, you can delete their pictures, their texts, their numbers but how do you delete their faces, their voices and your memories*

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    1. I must marry bini woman oo, they can fuck! Fat ass Asemota where hath thou come and support

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  16. He is a king even in the bible all kings of Israel has more than 1 wife thats why wen u have a very rich husband pls don't expect to be the only woman he fuck even if he don't go for the women the women wi hustle him. soon oni of ife will have another wife that 1 is sure. Long live the king

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  17. I heard they married those wives for him when he came to take up the throne. Shey na white woman e marry, what happened to her na? they kicked her away?

    i love this Oba o. funky dude mehn! His swag ehen!

    they selected 3 categories of wives for him (fat, medium, slim)... lmao

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  18. the oba is really a sight to behold.i saw him with my own eyes. the crowd no be here o. police just dey throw tear gas any how,thank god i managed to escape.

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    1. You saw him with your own eyes **lol**
      Come n use mine

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  19. I love my BENIN,if re-incarnation is real,I would like to come from BENIN again. Long live the KING,long live BENIN

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