Apr 29, 2016

Photo of The Queen Elizabeth Meeting The Oba of Benin in 1956

This is a rare photo of one of the great Obas of Benin meeting Queen Elizabeth some 60 years ago.

Photo of Queen Elizabeth meeting the Oba of Benin in 1956 which he did in the company of the great Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the great leader of the Yorubas.

More so, the 38th Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, is dead. He died last year at the ripe old age of 93.

  His death was announced few minutes ago by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe. The late monarch had been battling an unknown illness since. He succeeded his father, Oba Akenzua on 23 March 1979 and actively ruled till last year when he fell ill. May his soul RIP.