Benin: Prince Eheneden Erediauwa Ascends Throne Today

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Prince Eheneden Erediauwa has been crowned as the 39th Oba of Benin kingdom in a colourful ceremony today.

The ancient Kingdom, which used to be called Igodomigodo, will have a new King after the death of Oba Erediauwa, the 38th King, in April.

The centre and major streets in ancient Benin are wearing a new look.

The new palace, built by Prince Erediauwa, is an architectural masterpiece.

For the first time in over 900 years, the palace ground is being landscaped and adorned with glittering electricity bulbs at strategic places.

All the major roads to the city centre had been condoned off since Wednesday.

Already, Prince Erediauwa has played the Akhue game at the Ediaken N’Use Palace and chosen the name he will answer as the Oba.

The name will be unveiled today at the presentation of the Staff of Office by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Once the name is revealed, his children will also stop using Erediauwa in their names.

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