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Coronation Ritual: Benin Crown Prince Eheneden wrestles with Chief Priest he’ll never meet again


Prince Eheneden Erediauwa 

AS preparations for the coronation of a new Oba of Benin intensify, the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwa, weekend, embarked on a symbolic wrestling bout with the Chief Priest of Okhuaihe shrine and the Ohen N’Ukoni Neyedo, Osarodion Usuanlele.

The implication of the symbolic wrestling bout which took place at the shrine located at Evbuekoi community, in Uhunwode Local Government Area of the state, is that once the Crown Prince becomes Oba, both of them will never see each other again.

The Okhuaihe Chief Priest, will not enter Benin City again and whenever the Oba wants to pass through the vicinity, the Chief Priest would leave the area.

As part of the rites and rituals, the Crown Prince visited the Chief Priest about 7:55p.m., and both of them proceeded to the sacred forest in the community where some rites were performed before the symbolic wrestling bout.

The Crown Prince left Evuekoi for Azama N’ Uhe ancestral shrine at Oloton’s Palace in Isekhere street where some traditional rites were also performed as part of the coronation rituals.  Vanguard