UZAMA THE BENIN MONARCHY by Sam O. U. Igbe

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THE BOOK

The Uzama do not make kings for Benin people. The kings are made by the Almighty God from the big home above. But they are crowned by the Uzama as they emerge with the authority of the Benin Law of primogeniture.

The Book is a narrative of the circumstances of the appearances of the monarchs of the kingdom of Benin through the Ogiso and the Ọba dynasties, and the processes of their crowning.

The book is indeed a resource material for all lovers of history, particularly those interested in Benin history and culture, as they concern the monarchs and the Uzama.

 

THE AUTHOR

Chief Sam O. U. Igbe, MON, D. Litt (Honoris Causa), is a retired Commissioner of Police, a Nigerian Colonial Era Civil Servant, and a trained Colonial School Teacher.  A social purist and critic, he is a committed sports enthusiast.  He is a canny and passionate writer.

His other published works are:

Realities of Nigerian Education

From Birth to Death: A Benin Cultural Voyage.

Random Thoughts: A guide Through Labyrinths of Societal maze.

The Nigeria of our Dream.

 

He is the Benin Traditional Prime Minister, the Iyase of Benin Kingdom.