A new Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba
Ewuare II has been crowned and handed the staff of office by
the Governor of Edo state.
We present to you 7 amazing things you should know about the
new Oba, previously referred to as Prince His Real Name is
1.) He was born on October 20, 1953. Coincidentally, he was
officially presented with the staff of office as Oba of
Benin on his 63rd birthday on 20th October, 2016
2.) He attended the famous Edo College in Benin from 1965 to
1967 and also bagged a degree in Economics and Sociology
from University of Wales, UK.
3.) He has served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to many countries
including: Norway, Angola, Sweden e.t.c
4.) He is an astute business man with several interests in
the petroleum, agro-allied and construction industries. He
is the founder of South Point Royal School, Benin, and the
non-governmental organisation, Benin Royal Dynasty Trust.
5.) Oba Eheneden is married to three wives: Princess
Iroghama ( Obazuaye N’erie), Princess Iyayiota ( Obazuwa
N’erie) and Princess Ikpakpa (ohe N’erie).
6.) He was widely reported to be the 39th Oba of Benin but
he dismissed this after he officially recognised Oronmiyan,
the founder of the yourba race, as the first Oba of Benin.
Thereby making him the 40th Oba.
7.) He was recently blessed with a son named Prince Igbinosa
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