The crown prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, on Tuesday visited Use community in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, where he picked a name he would bear as the new Oba.
The ceremony was part of the traditional rites ahead of Eheneden’s coronation on Thursday.
When our correspondent visited Use at about 2.30pm, many residents were seen rushing towards the palace, while those that arrived earlier were seen around the perimeter fence of the building.
Various traditional groups, including Benin chiefs, were also present. Eheneden arrived at about 4pm in company with his royal entourage and received a rousing welcome from a large crowd, who showered praises on him.
He proceeded to the palace with the Edigin N’Use, Ekpen Kelvin Edigin. The heir apparent later played the traditional game of pebbles (Akhue) while a large crowd of residents watched with admiration.
Although, the name chosen by the prince was not announced after the game, it was learnt that it would be made public on Thursday. Eheneden later proceeded to Ugbo shrine where he prayed for God’s guidance and protection. Read more