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Comment by Otedo News Update on April 20, 2015 at 12:30am
Comment by Otedo News Update on April 19, 2015 at 11:35pm

 1) Edo did not conquered Lagos but founded it. (2) The Portuguese meant Benin(Edo) There not the other way round infact it wasn't a place as you have it now.. .Bros, nobody is coming to drive you from your house in lagos but just let history be what it is. I hear some say language language language.. Yes, do you know that forcing language on Benin Kingdom citizens wasn't their concern. In fact the raw Benin Language was kept exclusively for the palace. Till today you have some palace language unknown to The Edos themselves but certain palace chiefs. Benin Language then was sacrid and handled differently. Most towns and cities as you have it today wasn't so or there as you viewing 2015.. most were established by princes and migrants from benin and not conquered. Migrants keep mixing and dialects grows and spread but the head remains. common sense.

Comment by Otedo News Update on March 25, 2015 at 12:43pm

 Many parts of modern Ondo and Ekiti states were part of the Benin Empire and thus many Edos traded within the territories, often living in "quarters" (like sabongari). Also, victorious soldiers often stayed behind to rule over small dominions, leaving behind descendants born of local yoruba mothers. Those who remarried Edos retained their links. Those who did not, tended to get assimilated into the Yoruba tribe - preferring to benefit from the status of a majority tribe as the influence and power of Benin declined. Prior to recent developments, this interaction resulted in the development of a unique language (a cross between Akure-Yoruba and Bini) which is almost lost. To appreciate the role of Edo-AKure (or Bini-AKure) one must first understand that there were two main axes of trade within old Benin. One was called "waterside trade" focused along creeks and the Benin River involving Itsekiris (as middle men) and white men. The other was called "upcountry trade" which occured along three axes: (a) Ekiti-Ilorin (b)Ishan (c) Afemai. Each group was organized into trading associations with the Oba as patron. The traders of the forest (called "Ekhen-Egbo") were the group that operated in Ekiti country all the way to Ilorin. Their main bases were at Usen and Akure. Each trading association was highly organized and even had its own Odionwere. Ilorin beads were particularly valuable in exchange for brass carvings, salt, guns, matches, tobacco, necklaces, palm kernels, woven cloth, leather, ivory etc."- By Ehimwenma Aimiuwu

Comment by Otedo News Update on March 25, 2015 at 12:42pm

Large group of British naval men sitting and standing at the back of a very large thatched building after the Benin/British war of 1897, Benin City 1897. Source: British Museum

'Large group of British naval men sitting and standing at the back of a very large thatched building after the Benin/British war of 1897, Benin City 1897. Source: British Museum'
Comment by Otedo News Update on March 20, 2015 at 12:06pm
ODUDUWA, THE ANCESTOR OF THE CROWNED YORUBA KINGS
Oduduwa, phonetically written as Odùduwà, and sometimes contracted as OduduaOòdua, is generally held among the Yoruba to be the ancestor of the crowned Yoruba kings.
Several legends concerning the origin and ancestry of Oduduwa abound in Yoruba and Benin mythology. The Yorubas believe he is the father of the Yoruba’s and progenitor of all Yoruba Oba's and the Oba of Benin. The Benin believe that he is a Benin prince called EKALADERHAN who was banished by his father, the Ogiso of Benin. His name, the Benins claim, is derived from 'Idoduwa", a Benin word meaning fortune's path, symbolizing the painful exile from his ancestral home. In support of this, they claim, Oduduwa's son Oranmiyan later returned to Benin to rule the Empire around 1,000 AD. Oduduwa is believed to have had several sons (16 in number) who later became powerful traditional rulers of Yoruba land, most notably Alafin of Oyo, Oni of Ife, Oragun of Ila, Owa of Ilesha, Alake of Abeokuta and Osemawe of Ondo. Yoruba tradition holds that Oduduwa fled from Mecca to Ile-Ife, bringing with him the Ifa religion which was under persecution in Mecca. He established it firmly in Ile-Ife and founded the Ogboni cult to protect the ancient customs and institutions of his people. The Oduduwa shrine is still worshipped today in Ile-Ife as the cradle of Yoruba culture.
Oral history of the Oyo-Yoruba recount the coming of Oduduwa from the east, sometimes understood by Muslim sources as the "vicinity" or direction of Mecca, but more likely signifying the region of Ekiti and Okun sub-ethnics in northeastern Yorubaland/central Nigeria. A strong theory among the Yoruba is that Oduduwa came from the region of Egypt or Nubia and may have been fleeing from religious persecution or invasion, possibly coinciding with the Greek invasion and colonization of Egypt in the 4th century BCE. Oduduwa is presumed to have entered the Ekiti-Yoruba and Okun-Yoruba region. This region is near the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers, and is where the Yoruba language is presumed to have separated from related ethno-linguistic groups like IgalaIgbo, and Edo ... SOURCE http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/sculptur...
Comment by Otedo News Update on March 20, 2015 at 11:53am
Comment by Otedo News Update on March 18, 2015 at 8:50pm
Comment by Otedo News Update on March 15, 2015 at 1:33pm

"This was not a later development, it was for this purpose a search party went to look for Oduduwa. Benin does not owe its origin to Oranmiyan. Benin (Beny) is a Portuguese name after which was named the Bight of Benin in view of its political, economic influence and value by the Portuguese on trade missions.
“Ile-ibinu, the land of anger,” that Prof. Olupona claimed had become Benin’s permanent name is in no way applicable.
Oranmiyan was not taken to Benin to change any of the existing traditions. He was in no position by any stretch of imagination to change the name of the kingdom from Igodomigodo to Ile-Ibinu.
However, no parent would abandon a dangerous and turbulent project and request his son to take over.
A transplanted Bini/Yoruba origin in transit, whose grip on the social/cultural life of the people was fragile, could not suddenly assume the position of a magnificent ‘patron saint’ whose imprecate profanity becomes an insignia for a rooted kingdom that flourished centuries before. And what is the existing anthropological support for adaptation of a foreign name for an unconquered people of a different culture who speak a different language? The same concept is applicable in the choice of name by Oranmiyan’s son who later assumed the title of Eweka. Eweka I was now a product of Benin socio-cultural environment which means he was able to speak in his mother tongue. He was never brought up in the Yoruba environment. It was more likely his utterance was in Benin language, EWOREKA, which his father chose for him instead of a foreign word, Owo mika, adulterated as Eweka that is more relevant in meaning to the circumstances of his choice as Oba.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/06/benin-kingdom-of-the-sky-kings/#...

Comment by Otedo News Update on March 6, 2015 at 10:30am

Comment by Otedo News Update on March 4, 2015 at 2:34pm

"It will not be out of place to refer to a British merchant, George William Neville, who seemed not to see justice on the side of his own Government in the way the Old Benin Kingdom was sacked in 1879. He was the first Lagos manager of the Bank of British West Africa and a good friend of Nanna, whose own deposition he had also condemned. Believing that Consul Phillips was high-handed in his treatment of Oba Ovonramwen and his kingdom, Nevilla wrote. "I contend that we have no more right to ride roughshod over the susceptibilities of subject races than we have to storm the tabernacles and tear down the banners of the Salvation Army". And on the exaggerated tales of human sacrifices in Benin circulating in Europe: he opined:. "The motive ( of wholesale human sacrifice) is not blood lust but a deep - seated belief in the principle of propitiation, for which authority is not wanting in the Old Testament". "In judging the African", Neville wrote, let us not forget that, almost within living memory, we Englishmen hanged men for sheep-stealing and exhibited heads on Temple Bar, and I question whether any atrocities in Africa - now things of the past - have ever approached in magnitude the massacres under Cross and Crescent in modern times". Neville died in 1929. Being excerpts of paper titled March of Edo civilisation and its effects on the neighboring communities."

 
 
 

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