Strange scenes from coronation of Oba in Benin Kingdom

Strange scenes from coronation of Oba in Benin Kingdom


The great Benin Kingdom is know for having preserved its cultural heritage and guarded it jealously over the years. Below are some very strange pictures from the coronation ceremony of the new Oba

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It was obtained from a dialogue with a  source in Benin, that the festivities which is full of pomp and pageantry, are very revered.

Chief taking part in the coronation festivities in Benin. Photo: Breaking Times

There are myths that at some point in the cause of the coronation, the Oba and the kingmaker who is crowning him, gets to disappear, and only both me would know where the crown is placed on his head.

The source who spoke under anonymity, told our correspondent that these photos are from Ogbelaka and Eguadase Royal Guilds of Benin Kingdom. The dance is called Ekassa.

According to the source, the dance is done by only men dressed in white robes and they would do it daily until the coronation is over.

The source informed that the crown prince was at the time, at the Uzama palace where the coronation rites are being performed.

Adding that it is at the designated place that the dance would end daily.

Strange scenes from coronation of Oba in Benin Kingdom

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