Shrine for Oba Ehengbuda


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
Shrine for Oba Ehengbuda
©Kathy Curnow

The palace school for the pages, as well as a shrine to Oba Ehengbuda, are located far to the side of the royal compound. Women are not allowed anywhere near the structure. Oba Ehengbuda, who reigned at the close of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th, is remembered as a great ritual specialist who employed many types of medicines and charms.


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria