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Photo: 14-Day Coronation Ritual Begin For New Oba Of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwa

Prince Eheneden Erediauwa

March 21, 2016 – Picture: 14-Day Coronation Ritual Begins For New Oba Of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwa

The Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom and Edaiken N’ Uselu, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa Sunday began the performance of the 14-day Iyan-Ehien chieftaincy rites.

The Iyan-Ehien is said to be the highest level of chieftaincy rites which serves as a gateway for high spiritual attainment.
Palace chiefs that performed the Iyan-Ehien are accorded special respects.

The Ogbe group under the Ihama N’ Ogbe among the palace chiefs are to play a major role during the 14 days rites.

Before the Crown Prince began his journey to the Oba Palace for the rites, he conferred chieftaincy titles on some persons in Uselu community.

The titles conferred were the Ese N’ Uselu, Oshodi N’ Uselu and the Omuemu N’ Uselu.

Security operatives were at various positions in Uselu and Benin City to ensure free flow of traffic yesterday, while chiefs were seen at the Oba of Benin Palace waiting for the arrival of the Crown Prince.




  1. Olanrewaju

    March 21, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Seen! It should be a peaceful coronation ooo,not shedding of blood

  2. Jojo

    March 21, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    So is this to confirm the death of his father.

  3. fifelomo

    March 21, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    Hmmm, congrats on ur earthily title.

  4. Bench

    March 21, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    So are you people tells us say black cloth or red cloth was finishing for market? Wetin is make you wear white? Was you not see black or red to buy weyris make you to wearing white say na cult pipul una be? Abeg go and finding black cloth to wear.

  5. my lady

    March 21, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    with human blood abiio? you will give account before God

  6. my lady

    March 21, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    you must pay for the spilt blood

  7. WIPER

    March 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    @MY LADY u’re right all kings coronations require human blood,but what will they tell God on the last day? OGAOOOO

  8. Maryf

    March 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    When you hear ritual, do they mean ritual with human blood. Anyways let whatever anybody know, know him too.

  9. John Emeka

    March 22, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    I just believe we won’t hear of human corpses or any missing person after d rites

  10. Amazon

    March 22, 2016 at 6:13 PM

    All these ritual coronation, I wonder its use

  11. elizabeth

    June 1, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    Don’t mistake rituals for human sacrifies. It is tradition and am proud of it. The fact we are christains does nt mean we shud forget culture. Oba kha tor kpere. Ise. Long live our oba and long live the people of benin. God bless nigeria and God bless edolites

  12. frank

    July 28, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    Thanks a lot Elizabeth, for educating these uneducated group. ritual does not necessary mean human blood are split, its just a chorological way of appeasing the land.

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