21 Praise-Names Of The Oba Of Benin That Would Make You Want To Become A King

We all have nicknames, but below are 21 reserved for the Oba of Benin that lionize him, making him Larger Than Life.

1.Ovbi’ Umogun Oza
The Child of the Oba whose mother hailed from Oza

2. Ovbi’ Ekpen N’ Owa
The son of the home leopard

3. Ovbi’ Adimila
The son of Adimila

4. Ikeji Orisa
Second in command to the gods

5. Agbaghe, N’Ovbi Olokun
Olokun’s son, the cynosure of all mortals

6. Abieyuwa N’Ovbi Odua N’uhe
The son of the wealthy Odua of Uhe(Ife).

7. Ovbi’ Ada, Ovbi’ Eben
The child of the owner of the Ada =
scimitar and Eben = royal sword, Edo
symbol of sovereignty.

8. Ovbi’Ekenekene ma deyo
The son of beauty that never fades.

9. Ovbi’Ekuaho N’Olo, Ovbi’Ekuabo N’Olo
The son of the rocky arm, the brave and
powerful

10. Ovbie Ikpinhianbo kpuru no Gb’oduma
The son of the short fingered man that
was still able to kill a lion

11. Nohien utete no gh’ughe s’omwan
The king on a hill, who sees more than
everybody

12. Ovbi’Oghonwan nei bun aro
The son of the fearless, who looks
without twinkling his eyes

13. Ovbi’ode, ode n’ohan ren mu’ ete
The son of the warrior whose enemies
got frightened at the announcement of
the approach

15. Uku Akpolokpolo
The mighty that rules

16. Ovbi’ Adolo no dolo uwa dolo utomwen
The son of the wise judge and peace
maker who combined wisdom and
wealth with long life

17. Ovbi’ oven owie no gbaisi
The son of the morning sun that covers
everywhere

18. Ovbi’ Akpogunla, ogie no y’igho b’owa
The child of the womb of Akpogunla – the
warrior who fought big wars and built a
house of cowries

19. Oba n’osa
A king that is god

20. Ovbi’ otolo n’olomi; Ologberonmwon nei rie iruen, ebo, ayemwinre eminiminimini
The son of the water controller, the son
of beauty itself, the starter of things and
the person whose reign saw people with
many tongues

Source: Benekrukru

It is clear that the Oba of Benin is not just a man. He is an institution.

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