What do you know about The Ancient Benin Kingdom?

The Benin Kingdom situated in south-central Nigeria dates to approximately 900 A.D.

Oba Akenzua II, c. 1937 [Matphson/Matthieson - colonial on left]

Oba Akenzua II, c. 1937 [Matphson/Matthieson – colonial on left]

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The first, or Ogiso, dynasty lasted until 1170, at which time Yoruba rule was imposed from the city of Ife. Oranmiyan, the son of the Oni of Ife, was sent to Benin City where he wed a Benin woman. She bore him a son, Eweka I, who became the first Benin Oba.


Sometime during the 13th century, Iguegha, a caster, was brought from Ife to craft memorial heads of the Obas. Terracotta heads in collections have been dated to the late 15th or 16th century and were used by the Ogiso rulers on altars to their paternal ancestors. Benin art became well known to the West in 1897, after the British Punitive Expedition sacked the city of Benin and brought thousands of objects back to Europe as war booty.

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8TECH2The truth is that the digital space has lots of benefits to offer anyone that cares to explore. Hence, the new crude oil in Nigeria is tech! Let’s start building our tech block now. At Upgrade Conference lots of untold wealth of tech will be unveil, don’t miss it for anything. Be there. I will be there to welcome you. Catch you there! Stella Adu


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