Benin Kingdom gets new king

new-benin-oba-prince-eheneden-erediauwaThe crown prince, Eheneden Erediauwa  has been coronated as the 40th monarch of the Benin kingdom on Thursday, October 20. 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.

 

The event was attended by prominent Nigerians and first class traditional rulers from across the country. Among them are the Sultan of Sokoto, the Emir of Kano, the Olu of Warri, the Ooni of Ife and the Obi of Onitsha.

Born on October 20, 1953, Prince Eheneden attended the famous Edo College in Benin from 1965 to 1967. He later went to Immaculate Conception College between 1968 and 1970 before moving to England, where he obtained his Advanced Level General Certificate of Education from South Thames College, South-West London.

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