Oba of Benin Chiefs perform Pilgrimage rites

Three outstanding Benin Chiefs have performed their traditional Pilgrimage rites otherwise called ‘Obe’ in Edo Language amid funfair and memories.

Obe — climax Benin traditional Chieftaincy rites celebration. The traditional rites started Centuries ago in Benin Kingdom.

Chief Ekhoerovbiye Oviasogie, the Uwangue of Benin, Chief Adanihuomwan Igbinovia, the Eribo of Benin and Chief Edegbe Ugbogbo, the Olaye of Benin, got inducted into the league of Benin Chiefs to perform the rites recently in Oba Palace, Benin City.

Spectators and Royal fans were thrilled by the unique performances supported by Isikhian Royal group and talented music dance Bands during the historic event.

Bursting with pride over the mind-blowing accomplishments, the Chiefs, danced to the catchy beats and twirled the traditional Eben (ceremonial swords) to the delight of Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin.

Joined by family members, friends and well-wishers and their colleagues, the Chiefs, paid respect to Oba Ewuare II one after the other and thanked Almighty God and ancestors.

The traditional Pilgrims, move from Oba Palace and thereafter advance in a peaceful procession alongside young women in white fringed costumes, bearing the items for the rituals.

Edo heritage sites watchers, welcome the Chiefs at designated routes, offered prayers to God and ancestors.

They also made goodwill gestures to the Chiefs
during the traditional rites in line with Benin Customs and tradition.

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