Saturday, 7 January 2012

Kingdom of Benin Blogs background

These series of blogs have been created to show everyday life for the old Kingdom of Benin children, women and ordinary people and to give some idea of their experiences other than that of the Oba and his courtiers. The blogs are in response to comments from some historical scholars that the Edo plaques which document history of the Benin Kings do not show life for other people in the kingdom.

Princess Iyomon and the events accounted are real and based on historical accounts by some of the Kingdom's present custodians of Edo culture and history (existing chiefs and elders). All other individuals' names in the events blogged have been changed due to recollection of exact names at the time but are common names used at the time.

Oral historical accounts provided by Princess Iyomon's grandsons:

Chief Sunday Aigbogun (Late) Chief Ebenzer of Igueben
Chief Irriah Aigbogun
Chief Odigie Aigbogun
Pastor Clement Aigbogun
Hon. Barrister Patrick Aigbogun :

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