Yesterday, Oba Ewuare ll N'Ogidigan ascended the revered throne of his ancestors to become the 40th Oba of Benin, succeeding his late father, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.
The photo below of the newly coronated Oba puzzled many people.
Why was the Oba covering his mouth? It was obviously a cultural act but what was the significance? Even his wives covered their mouths.