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Oba of Benin does not cover his mouth because of mouth odour. Wonder no more, read reasons below.

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Why does oba of benin cover his nose and mouth? 

It sounds hilarious because many people thinks the reason oba of Benin is covering his nose is because his mouth is smelling or he has bad dentition.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Funny enough that's not the reason, today we will clarify you on the reason and we believe that you will find this new information very interesting. 


A popular painter in Nigeria Nigeria once painted the picture of Oba of Benin without painting the one he was covering his mouth, he presented it to the Oba of Benin and it was rejected by the council and by the Oba himself. 


40 years since the present Oba of Benin in person of Ewuare 11 N' Ogidigba after succeeding his late father Omo N" Oba N " Edu Uku Akpolopkolo , Oba Erediauwa .


Anywhere you see the photos of Benin you will realize that he is always covering. Looking at the picture you will notice that he is not the only one covering his mouth, but you will notice his wife's do the same.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.


You might wonder why. But several investigation as been made and it found that the covering of the mouth does not mean it is mouth odour or he is shy. But it shows Tradition. It has been passed on from generation, all obas of Benin when addressing the people or when being visited by people in his throne room will address every visitor with his mouth covered with a white handkerchief. Nevertheless, the king can move freely in his home without covering his mouth. But when the matters involved is official then he will have to appear in that form. All his chiefs and wife's will have to appear that way on every official occasion or meeting. 

Traditions might be funny but it well respected by the people involved. The oba of Benin a supreme, he most follow the steps of his ancestors. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.


When ever you visit a place and you see something abnormal in the place you can choose to ask questions rather than assuming, because there are some traditions that are very funny. It will only take your knowledge about that will keep you at peace .

Now that you know why the Oba of Benin does that you can now share your new knowledge with friends, click on the share button and click like as well. Thank you. 

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