Benin Share Kolanut Tradition With Igbo

Recently, when the Oba of Benin met with some governors, he requested for kolanut to bless them. This shocked observers who believe that its only the Igbos that use kolanut for traditional prayer. Like the Igbo, the Benin People use kolanut and dry gin for traditional prayers. We will investigate and tell you more about… Continue reading Benin Share Kolanut Tradition With Igbo

Benin People Left Eri, Aguleri Before Establishing Ife – Eze Eri

Eze Chukwuemeka Eri of Eri Community in Aguleri, Anambra state says that Benin people left Eri before establishing Ife. He also stated that the Igbo and Igala races also started from Eri, Aguleri. The traditional ruler made the statement during an interview with Daily Trust. He said; There is the need for us to look… Continue reading Benin People Left Eri, Aguleri Before Establishing Ife – Eze Eri

The Connection Between Ancient Benin And The Igbo Aborigines Of Ile Ife

Ancient Benin (Igodomigodo) had a stage when they asked the Obatala the Oba Igbo and Osere Igbo of Uhe (ancient name for Ile Ife, which was then ruled by its Igbo Aborigines) to send rulers to them. Uhe accepted the offer. Many of the rulers (Ogiso) of Igodomigodo, starting from Obagodo, were