OYO KINGDOM: KNOW THE DIFFERENT TITLES OF ALAAFIN’S AYABAS & THEIR FUNCTIONS

-Asa Orisa Alaafin Oyo The Alaafin’s wives are referred to as Ayabas. A new Ayaba is initiated into the Palace by the old ones. When The Alaafin brings in a new wife, he chooses a Palace mother for her from older Ayabas who will mentor the new wife. This is because they have experience of the Palace life. She will be introduced to the other Ayabas after which feasting and merry making follows. This Palace mother guides the new Ayaba, trains her on how to comport herself in the Palace…

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OBA OF BENIN CELEBRATES 3RD YEAR CORONATION ANNIVERSARY

  The Oba of Benin is the traditional ruler and the custodian of the culture of the Edo people and head of the historic Eweka dynasty of the Benin Empire. The reigning Oba of Benin,  Ewuare II was born October 20, 1953) while he was also crowned as the Oba of Benin on same day, 20 October  in 2016. Today, in his ancient palace in the Benin city, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba Edo Uku Akpolokpolo celebrates 3rd year on the throne of his forefathers. See the event in pictures……  

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