Wives of Benin Crown Prince inducted into royal court

Wives of Benin Crown Prince inducted into royal court

Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:59 pm


The three wives Oloi NErie of the Crown Prince-

The three wives Oloi NErie of the Crown Prince-

History was made in Benin on Wednesday evening when the three wives (Oloi N’Erie) of the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom and Edaiken N’Uselu, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, were inducted into the royal court of the Kingdom, following the conferment  of traditional titles on them.
The ceremony which took place at Uselu, his temporary abode, amidst pomp and display of Benin rich culture and tradition, was part of the on-going 14 days Iyan-Ehien rites being performed by Prince Erediauwa.
The first wife, Princess Iroghama, was named the Obazuaye N’Erie, the second wife, Princess Iyayiota, was named the Obazuwa N’Erie while the third wife, Princess Ikpakpa was named the Ohe N’Erie.

The Obadagbonyi of Benin Kingdom, Chief Osagie Utetenegiabe, announced the titles to the ecstatic crowd after a colourful cultural display.

Iyan-Ehien, the highest level of chieftaincy rites which served as gateway for high spiritual attainment, is supervised by the Ogbe palace chief, under the leadership of Ihama N’Ogbe. ‎

*The author, Jethro Ibileke, can be reached at jethroibileke@gmail.com

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