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In Pictures: Benin Palace Chiefs Break The Native Chalk As Mourning Continues For Oba Erediauwa

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In Pictures: Benin Palace Chiefs Break The Native Chalk As Mourning Continues For Oba Erediauwa

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April 30, 2016 – Photos: Benin Palace Chiefs Break The Native Chalk As Mourning Continues For Oba Erediauwa

See photos from the official announcement of Oba Erediauwa’s death.

The breaking of native chalk ritual was carried out yesterday at the palace of the late monarch to officially announce his translation into the great beyond.

It was followed by mourning at the palace entrance.

All the males in the Kingdom are to shave their head throughout the mourning period while all markets in the kingdom remain shut for a week.

The crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwa arrived the palace yesterday around 1:15pm and was officially informed of the translation of his dad before it was made public.

Erediauwa 1 ascended the throne of his forefathers in March 1979.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. RAPO

    April 30, 2016 at 4:38 AM

    YOU PEOPLE SHOULD GO AND SERVE GOD…

    • Pastor Felix Kawawa

      April 30, 2016 at 7:15 AM

      Who is this igorant fella, can you say that of Oba of Ife, look if you don’t know the scriptures let tell you, Jesus was buried according to Jewish tradition!

      • Metu Nyetu

        April 30, 2016 at 10:09 PM

        Pastor Felix, I am terribly disappointed. Which God do the Jews traditionally worship? Now which god will all the sacrifices and ritual observances in this case be made to? I speak no further.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    April 30, 2016 at 4:49 AM

    Everyman to shave their hairs throughout? That’s quite a rite of passage! What if somebody like Denrele Edun was from that place?

  3. fifelomo

    April 30, 2016 at 5:09 AM

    Culture and traditions, breaking of d chalk. RIP to the king

  4. O'Nels

    April 30, 2016 at 5:34 AM

    Hahahahahaaaaaa @Metu Derenle must shave o! Whether he likes it or not.

  5. betty

    April 30, 2016 at 5:58 AM

    Traditions like this still exist in the civilized world. Rip to d king

  6. D Hunter

    April 30, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Metu, if Denrele is from Benin, and a thing like this happen, I‘m sure a day to the shaving day, he will travel out of the city at night without even tell his own parents of where he is going so as not to leave a single possible trace.
    Lots of laughs!

    My strolling must continue….

  7. John Emeka

    April 30, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    When someone was telling me dat tradition like dis z still in existence in nigeria, i was doubting him.
    So if someone like basket mouth, uti nwachukwu,paul of psquare and co hv 2 barb dere hair if 4rm dat area.. Na true!!

  8. John Emeka

    April 30, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    When someone was telling me dat tradition like dis z still in existence in nigeria, i was doubting him.
    So if someone like basket mouth, uti nwachukwu,paul of psquare and co hv 2 barb dere hair if 4rm dat area.. Na true!!

  9. Sharon stone

    April 30, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Tradition is tradition, r.i.p sir

  10. Maryf

    May 9, 2016 at 2:28 PM

    Benin people and scaring tradition. RIP o

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