A Chief's Entourage Enters the Palace


This file appears in: Oba's Palace, Benin City, Nigeria
A Chief's Entourage Enters the Palace
©D. Anthony Mahone

When a Benin chief takes a title, he first visits the Oba for a semi-private visit of gratitude. Some time later, he returns for a more formal thanksgiving visit, accompanied by family, friends, musicians, and well-wishers. After pledging his loyalty and saluting the Oba, he and his party exit, taking a traditional route throughout the town with stops at various shrines.


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