‘The First Oba Is Oranmiyan, Therefore I Am The 40th Oba’ – New Oba Of Benin Declares

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The new Oba of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa, has stated that he is the 40th Oba despite earlier reports claiming that he is the 39th Oba in the history of Benin Kingdom.

Oba Erediauwa stated that the legendary Oranmiyan was the first King of Benin and if that is put into consideration, that makes him the 40th Oba and not the 39th as earlier announced.

Oba Ewuare II has asked we count the Obas from Oranmiyan…making him the 40th Oba of Benin and not the 39th pic.twitter.com/LiI9MUSBIU

— sulaiman aledeh (@aledeh) October 20, 2016

Oranmiyan is a legendary figure in Edo and particularly in Yoruba land as he is consider the founding father of the Yoruba race.

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