Thursday was the coronation of HRM Eheneden Erediauwa, as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom, with the title Oba Ewuare ll N’Ogidigan.
Oba Eheneden Erediauwao was born in 1953 (aged 63). He has a B.A. in economics and sociology from the University of Wales, and a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.
He served as a former Nigerian Ambassador to both Norway and Angola. Since 1987 he has been active in leading positions within the Nigerian business community, especially the gas and oil industries.
He was formally installed as the Edaiken of Uselu, Benin Kingdom on March 12, 2016, thus making him the next Oba after completing the traditional rites.