Benin City

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on leaving the place, and his son Ajaka ultimately became the first Alafin of Oyo of the present line, while Oranmiyan himself was reigning as Oni of Ife. Therefore, Oranmiyan of Ife, the father of Eweka I, the Oba of Benin, was also the father of Ajaka, the first Alafin of Oyo. Oni of Ife and Alafe of Oyo is a Bini spoken language all the Kings title in Southerner are Edo Language. In Nigeria Edo has the greatest and rich culture and most influence in West Africa and powerful King in Nigeria


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, reflecting the rich history and culture of the Edo people and Benin kingdom.. Do Buy suya (baked meat like BBQ) but much better ! Eat Edo people love Pounded yam and obgolo soup (draw soup). Drink Palm wine from local palm wine tappers. Bottled palm wine does not taste as good. Sleep *


written record

a written record to complement the oral tradition, and determined to document his culture as thoroughly as possible. Egharevba set about interviewing older men who had survived from the 19th century in order to record the oldest form of the tales and traditions as possible. In 1944, he was made the first curator of the Benin Museum in Benin City, Nigeria. In the fifteenth century, Ughoton began to function as a port city for nearby Benin City, first hosting the Portugal


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Doctor, former National Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association * Ben Osawe, sculptor References * WorldStatesmen- Nigeria


arts culture

. The most prominent of these artifacts was the famous Queen Idia mask used as a mascot during the Second Festival of Arts Culture (World Festival of Black Arts) (FESTAC '77) held in Nigeria in 1977 now known as "Festac Mask". The capture of Benin paved the way for British military occupation and the merging of later regional British conquests into the Niger Coast Protectorate, the Protectorate of Southern Nigeria and finally, into the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. The British


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that although "there is little doubt that human sacrifices were an integral part of the Benin state religion from very early days," firsthand accounts regarding such acts often varied significantly, with some reporting them and others making no mention of them. Graham, James D. The "Benin Bronzes", portrait figures, busts and groups created in iron, carved ivory, and especially in brass


original people

; ''Benin, City, Nigeria,'' The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2005 Columbia University Press. Retrieved 18 February 2007 History The original people and founders of the Benin Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) dynasty who called their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained popularity as a good ruler

by a Dutch artist in 1668. The original people and founders of the Benin Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) dynasty who called their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings were commonly known as Ogiso. Benin grew rich during the 16th and 17th centuries due to trade within southern Nigeria, as well as through trade with Europeans, mostly in pepper and ivory. In the early 16th century the Oba sent an ambassador to Lisbon, and the King of Portugal sent


important traditional

website footnotes '''Benin City''' is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and the capital of Edo State (Edo State, Nigeria) in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 25 miles north of the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts (oil palm) for oil (Palm oil) is also an important traditional industry. ref name "columbia encyclopedia"


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from Abakaliki to Enugu's west, makes Enugu the site of a major junction. Civil War The Nigerian government launched a "police action" to retake the secessionist territory. The war began on 6 July 1967 when Nigerian Federal troops advanced


traditional industry

website footnotes '''Benin City''' is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and the capital of Edo State (Edo State, Nigeria) in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 25 miles north of the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts (oil palm) for oil (Palm oil) is also an important traditional industry. ref name "columbia encyclopedia"

Benin City

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'''Benin City''' is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and the capital of Edo State (Edo State, Nigeria) in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 25 miles north of the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts (oil palm) for oil (Palm oil) is also an important traditional industry. ''Benin, City, Nigeria,'' The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2005 Columbia University Press. Retrieved 18 February 2007

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