Yesterday, Oba Ewuare ll N’Ogidigan ascended the revered throne of his ancestors to become the 39th Oba of Benin, succeeding his late father, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.
The photo above of the newly coronated Oba puzzled many people with some social media users ridiculously claiming someone must have polluted the air at the moment.
Well, why was the Oba covering his mouth? It was obviously a cultural act but what was the significance. Even his wives covered their mouths.
An indigene of Edo State, south-south part of Nigeria embarked on a fact-finding mission and got the feedback below:
(1) The Oba usually covers his mouth because when he talks he is the supreme authority and whatever he says is final.
(2) People talk on his behalf most of the time and whatever they proclaim becomes the law with immediate effect.
“A friend of mine who is a painter said he did a painting of the old Oba and it was rejected because it depicted him smiling. According to tradition, people are not supposed to see the Oba’s teeth so he doesn’t smile” the unnamed investigator concluded.
Fucking culture. Rubbish…
Where you come from sef? Must you comment
Go sleep. Me cannot fear to comment. Who are they?
Ivie Oziegbe, now ur brain is coming back. I guess u consult ur pastor?
Edo ppl forefather was dump
yes o.. it’s our tradition…e no concern una
Na bad Belle dey worry dem
Lolz… No mind dem
Cos lever’s brothers close up comp are on strike due to d increment of dollar on raw materials
If he joke wit it what would happen? And u guys will claim a real christian, stil fear to comment on fb. Rubish
Chai u funy oh
Benin kingdom is ancient civilization, with good system of administration and uery rich in culture,on the other hand i know group of OZODIMBAS without a king and ruling family
Its the culture for centuries please, it didn’t just start now
Adio keep quite if u dnt hv reasonable thing to say must u display stupidity publicly
Spirit? Make i hear… You are not ashamed of yourself, instead of you to educate those that are not from your place the reason why they are covering their mouth , you are here talking rubbish, this has shown that you don’t even know anything about your culture, try Igbos they will educate you well… You are here talking about spirit, when that your spirit come out you can’t even stand it… See you see spirit… Taaaa gbafuo osiso… Smh ???
Abeg let us no d reason why?
Person need to De watch wetin him talk o…lol..chai…There is God o!
You can’t blame them na. Do the so called Edo youths know the reason behind the covering of the mouth of their Oba and Queens? That should be the first questiion to be asked. Lest their reactions to the post.
What intrigues me tho…people are soo quick to insult eachother on most of these post..is there no positive influence or energy in an average Nigerian’s manner of approach?…All I see everyday is just insult and insult..The thing person suppose learn from the post una don overshadow am with insults…abeg make una try de change this attitude small small..God bless all
You are blessed my dear. Please continue to be a shining light unto the youths as u represent your pple with grace and brilliance. Now we know a part of your proud culture and its well appreciated. Thanx again!
Bobby na u dey reign
Francis Francisco then you too go package your own nobody stop you to
Bros i still dey laugh hahahaha
Pat Gemma Edirin ?????
?????? na where you pass come out
@chichi na u talk am oh
Ijebu ode abi where
I don fgt d name of d place. If i remember i wl let u guyz know. Wait let me ask my neighbor d state n town dat i grow up. Lol zzz
dis one is stronqqq oya ask and come back