Yesterday, the Crown Prince Eheneden Eradiawa, the Edaiken N’ Uselu is formally declared the Oba of Benin Kingdom at the ceremony in Urhopota hall at the King’s Square in Benin-City, Edo State
The coronation of the Crown prince which was the completion of the traditional rites which stated several months ago and it marks the new beginning of a new era for the Benin Kingdom.
The last time a coronation was held was in 1979, when Prince Solomon Akenzua was crown Oba of benin.
The people of Benin were excited as the coronation peaked on Tuesday with the Crown Prince Eheneden Eradiawa visit to Use, where he played the Akhue game to choose the name he would answer as an Oba.
The coronation ceremony that was held yesterday and the name name was unveiled at the presentation of Staff of office.
The crowning of the Oba of Benin is the most interesting part of the cultural heritage of the Benin people, it is the heart and soul of the Benin nation.
The journey which started since 8th October 2016, when the crown Prince was escorted on foot from the Edaiken Palace in Uselu by chiefs and people of Uselu to the boundary between egor and Oredo Local Government Areas, from there chiefs and people from Oredo too over and escorted him back to Benin
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