⁠⁠⁠Crown prince of Benin begins journey to the throne as the 39th Oba of Benin

Ehenede Erediauwa

Ehenede Erediauwa

The crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa would be crowned the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom as he began his coronation journey by trekking a distance of about 10 kilometres from his palace at Uselu to Eko-Ohae.

Erediauwa left Uselu on Saturday at about 3:45pm accompanied by a large crowd mainly indigenes of Uselu.

He climbed a 500 years old palm tree as part of his coronation process.

Commercial activities were paralysed along the routes he trekked through from the Benin-Lagos road, through Lagos Street to Ekpo-Ohae at Urhokpota hall.

He moved to the Iyan-akpan now known as the popular five-junction where Chiefs from Uselu community handed him to Chiefs from Benin.

Various cultural troupes, like the Iten Edo theatre group, Benin Royal Dynasty Trust Dance move with the crowd to entertainment

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