Oba of Benin

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  • Benin Symbolism

    BBC, the kingdom of Benin started in the 900s when the Edo individuals settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had made a well off kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in palaces decorated with shining brass. Continuously, the Obas won more land and developed an empire. They additionally began exchanging with dealers from Europe and with other African kingdoms. Rather than utilizing cash they traded merchandise, for example, brass manilla bracelets, cowrie shells, guns from Europe, ivory from Benin, peppercorns from Benin and slaves from Benin ( BBC 1 ). Plankensteiner stated that, principally made of cast bronze and cut ivory, Benin craftsmanship was delivered essentially for…

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  • Benefits Of Studying In The Republic Of Benin

    Imagine you are an international student studying in France and your French is limited to the classroom conservations. I am sure you will be frightened and anxious. Fortunately, you have a friend studying in France that is bilingual. He or she helps you navigate the system. You are now happy and ready to tackle your education. Well this is similar to the story of my best friend and I. I am from the Republic of Benin in West Africa and the official language is French. I completed my elementary,…

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  • Miss Biisi Daba Character Analysis

    Prince Aderopo), prince Aderopo, Oba Akote’s only son (murderer) in making an escape and trying to kill koya (a farmer and old classmate), he is shot by the inspector because he refuses to surrender. 2.7 The Cast and Characterisation 2.7.1 Sadiq Abubakar Daba Figure 3: October 1 Known simply as Sadiq Daba, is a Nigerian actor and former broadcaster. Daba has worked as a broadcaster for the Nigerian Television Authority. His career came to prominence in the last 1970s, starring in cockcrow at…

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  • The Benin Empire

    The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire situated in the western Africa country known as Nigeria in the forest region. Nigeria is located along the south west of Africa, surrounding countries are Niger, Benin, and Cameroon. This empire was located near the south west of Nigeria close to the coast. In summary the Benin Empire can be dated back to 1180-1897 C.E. the fall of the Empire is the result of the British Empire coming in and burning down the empire after the King of the empire grew…

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  • Queen Mother Pendant Mask

    In the 16th century, the Queen Mother Pendant Mask (pictured on the cover page) was created in the Kingdom of Benin to honor the Oba (King) Esigie’s mother, Idia, the first “Queen Mother” (or “iyoba”) of Benin.*************** (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum) The people who created this were known as the Edo people, also called “Bini”, who are located in today’s southern Nigeria and speak a Volta-Niger language, which is one of the branches of the Niger-Congo language family.…

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  • Masks In Africa

    Let take a closer look at the spiritual life of African with the art of ritual masks. Africa is the country of masks and wooden statues. Men were the ones who used masks during ritual dances. The masks’ images were sublime. The majority of African masks were highly stylized - completely change the shape of face and body. The images were simplified; the sizes of the balance were changed. This unique feature was completely unfamiliar with the art of the Renaissance which held a high respect to…

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  • Kingdom Of Benin Essay

    The Kingdom of Benin Kingdom of Benin, was an independent country located in West Africa, in the fifteenth century, it was the major power of the West Africa, which is the south west of Nigeria currently. It was first discovered by the Portuguese, when the Portuguese traders built some business relationship with the merchants of Benin, and this was the first cultural encounter between Benin and Europe, but how exactly did this cultural encounter influence on the people of Benin? And How Did it…

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  • Brass Head Of Queen Idia Essay

    Queen Idia was a prominent figure in the Edo State of Nigeria who played an important role in Oba Esigie’s rise to power. Esigie had brass sculptures of her head made in order to recognize her military influence and achievements, and placed these heads in her alter after her death. In 1897, during the period in which Africa was under colonial rule by the British, British men “ransacked the Benin Empire” and forcefully took the heads away to display them as a representation of their imperial…

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  • Wole Soyinka Analysis

    Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horsemanintroduces us to a traditional custom of Oyo society which demands that after the death of the Alafin (king), his Horseman would escort him in his perilous journey through the transitional abyss to the world of the ancestors, by committing willing suicide in a ritualistic manner. According to the traditional beliefs, contingent upon the proper performance of this ritual suicide by the king’s horseman Elesin Oba is the maintenance of the cosmic harmony and…

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