Benin City

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black arts

. 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


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


black studies

, Benin City fell to the British. In the "Punitive Expedition (Benin Expedition of 1897)", a 1,200-strong British force, under the command of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, conquered and razed the city after all but two men from a previous British expeditionary force led by Acting Consul General Philips were killed. "The Annexation of Benin" by T. U. Obinyan in ''Journal of Black Studies'', Vol. 19, No. 1 (September


international matches

birth_place Benin City, Nigeria currentclub '''Victor Nosa Ikpeba''' (born 12 June 1973 in Benin City) is a former football (Association football) forward (Forward (association football)) from Nigeria. He has played thirty international matches and scored three goals for Nigeria (Nigeria national football team), and played at the FIFA World Cups in 1994 (1994 FIFA World Cup) and 1998 (1998 FIFA World Cup). He also helped win the 1994 African


bronze quot

(conventionally called "bronze"), were taken from the city by the British and are currently displayed in various museums around the world. Some of the bronzes were auctioned off to compensate for the expenses incurred during the invasion of the city. Most of these artifacts can be found today in British museums and other parts of the world. In recent years, various appeals have gone to the British government to return such artifacts


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"


metal works

Group of schools, Nosakhare Model Education Centre and Igbinedion Educational Center, Federal Government Girls College, Benin City Paragon Comprehensive College, Itohan Girls Grammar School. Some of the vocational schools in Benin City include Micro International Training Center, Computer Technology and Training Center, etc. Culture Attractions in the city include the National Museum Benin city, the Oba Palace, Igun Street (-famous for bronze casting and other metal works for centuries


video+movies

team . His nickname is "The Yak". DATE OF BIRTH 22 November 1982 PLACE OF BIRTH Benin City, Nigeria DATE OF DEATH Production Most movies are not produced in studios. Video movies are shot on location all over Nigeria with hotels, homes


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"


known for

; ''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

Ekaladerhan, who was not known in Yoruba land, somehow earned the title of Oni Ile-fe Izoduwa which is now corrupt to yoruba language as Ooni (Oghene) of Ile-Ife Oduduwa and refused to return, then sent his son Oranmiyan to become king. Prince Oranmiyan took up his abode in the palace built for him at Usama by the elders (now a coronation shrine). Soon after his arrival he married a beautiful lady, Erinmwinde, daughter of Osa-nego, was the ninth Enogie (Duke) of Ego, by whom he had a son. After

some years residence here he called a meeting of the people and renounced his office, remarking that the country was a land of vexation, Ile-Ibinu (by which name the country was afterward known) and that only a child born, trained and educated in the arts and mysteries of the land could reign over the people. He caused his son born to him by Erinmwinde to be made King in his place, and returned to Yoruba land Ile-Ife. After some years in Ife, he left for Oyo, where he also left a son behind

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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