Your royal highness, please curse corrupt leaders!
May I humbly and respectfully call on His Highness, Oba Ewuare II, of Benin Kingdom, to please deliver a powerful curse on all corrupt and irresponsible leaders and politicians who have used their office to steal public funds and deprive our people of the comfortable we all deserve? The King has already cursed those responsible…
I am Igala, but not proud
“It is not healthy when a nation lives within a nation, as coloured Americans are living inside America. A nation cannot live confident of its tomorrow if its refugees...
The man Isekhure: His job as chief priest of Benin Kingdom
THE title of Isekhure of Benin Kingdom according to Benin oral history was created in 1255A A.D. As the Chief Priest, the Isekhure’s residence accommodates a shrine, which bears the relics and adornments of the Bini ancestral worship.
Rumble in Benin palace
The feud that triggered the indefinite suspension of Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, by the Benin Traditional Council is neither new nor strange to all Palace Watchers.
The abiding relevance of Erediauwa
The book, A Benin Coronation: Oba Erediauwa by Tam Fiofori, paints a poetically enchanting picture of the March 1979 crowning ceremonies of Oba Erediauwa as the 38th Oba of the Benin Kingdom.
Lessons from Oba Erediauwa’s life
In recent times, owing to the sweeping effect of westernisation, the role of traditional institutions has wrongly been viewed as simply symbolic in this part of the world.
Culture, tradition as a way of life
At a time when cultural and traditional vestiges are either relegated to the background or jettisoned outright, owing largely to Western influence on the polity, the Benin people of southern Nigeria are constituting themselves into a study in reverence for culture and tradition.