Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: the coronation of a lifetime
The rainy season is supposed to be over in Nigeria, but on Thursday just before midnight, torrential rain and crackling lightning let loose over Benin City. For those in the crowd, the message was clear: with the rain the gods had blessed the new monarch of the kingdom of Benin in the country's south. The divine coronation was the climax of a day of royal pageantry, when some 100,000 people flooded the streets to catch a glimpse of the new "Oba" -- king in the Yoruba language -- Ewuare II.
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