Oba of Benin’s funeral rites: Crown Prince performs ‘Ukpukpe’ rites

0
The Crown Prince commences Ukpukpe rites
The Crown Prince commences Ukpukpe rites
 As the burial rites for the recently deceased Oba of Benin continues, the Royal Crown Prince and Edaiken n’Uselu, Eheneden Erediauwa, this Thursday morning performed the Ukpukpe rites.The proud Bini Kingdom is saying farewell to the dearly departed ruler and preparing for a new Oba of Benin.

The ‎Crown Prince, who was accompanied by other children of the departed monarch as well as palace chiefs, performed the ceremony which was held at the Ugha Ozolua Palace Ground, inside the Benin Palace.

The ‎ceremony involved a simple dance by the Crown Prince from the Altar of Oba Ozolua to the entrance gate of the Benin Palace. This is to be performed four times.

Decked in white traditional shirt, light brown royal skirt and red hat to match and armed with a sword, the Edaiken n’Uselu was assisted by palace attendants who held his hands all through.

Earlier, before the arrival of the Crown Prince from his Edaiken Palace in Uselu, various palace groups had performed different dance ceremonies on the palace grounds.

Amongst the groups were the Ewaise (palace spiritual men), the Isienwenro (royal body guards) and the Ifeto (royal escorts).

Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N'Uselu (middle) flanked by two palace Chiefs, Governor Simon Lalung of Plateau State (left), Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State (2nd left) Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State (right) and Governor Rauf Aregbesola of State of Osun (2nd right) during a visit to the Crown Prince by some members of the Progressives Governor's Forum, at the Oba Palace, on Thursday, 2nd June 2016.
Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu (middle) flanked by two palace Chiefs, Governor Simon Lalung of Plateau State (left), Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State (2nd left) Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State (right) and Governor Rauf Aregbesola of State of Osun (2nd right) during a visit to the Crown Prince by some members of the Progressives Governor’s Forum, at the Oba Palace, on Thursday, 2nd June 2016.

 

The Crown Prince commences Ukpukpe rites

The Crown Prince commences Ukpukpe rites

 

The Crown Prince at the Altar of Oba Ozolua
The Crown Prince at the Altar of Oba Ozolua

 

The Isienwenro (Royal Body Guards) dancing
The Isienwenro (Royal Body Guards) dancing

 

Princes and Princesses present at the ceremony
Princes and Princesses present at the ceremony

 

The Crown Prince dances
The Crown Prince dances

 

The Crown Prince performing rites at the Altar of Oba Ozolua
The Crown Prince performing rites at the Altar of Oba Ozolua

 

The Ifetos (Royal Escorts)
The Ifetos (Royal Escorts)

 

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N'Uselu
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here