Today marks the dawn of a new era in Benin, Edo State as the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, ascends the revered throne to become the 39th Oba of Benin, succeeding his late father, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.
Prince Erediauwa was crowned at about 2am on Thursday by the Usama N’ Ihiron also known as the Edion led by Chief Oliha.
The crowning was done at a private ceremony inside the Usama Palace, a temporary building erected for the coronation ceremony.
The new Oba’s name is Oba Ewuare ll N’Ogidigan. Oba Ewuare 1 was one of the greatest Bini kings that ever lived, so it is fitting for the new Oba to take on his name.