Just in: Oba of Benin is dead


The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, has died. The monarch’s death was announced by the Prime Minister and Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe today April 29th.

“Osorhue Bunrun. Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom, the Prince if Peace, Ebo, Ayemwirhe, emini mini mini, has returned with his ancestors. May he find perfect peace with God.”the Iyase said

The late monarch ascended the throne in March 1979. May his soul rest in peace… Amen.


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