Barbers in Benin (Edo state) and across Nigeria are making a kill, raking in big money and busier than ever as indigenes and settlers shave their hair in honour of the Omo N’oba who joined his ancestors recently.
In honour of the late King and dictates of the Bini tradition, men and women are engaging barbers to hurriedly shave their hair.
And with hair cut now between N200 and N1,000 depending on how posh the barbing salon is, huge profits are being made by popular barbers across the nation.
Here are some pictures of Bini sons…
Barbers in Benin are all smiling now, the Abolo shaving is really going popular in line with the reverred and aged tradition that all Benin Men shave their heads in symbolic mourning of the Departed Lion of the Jungle.
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Yea , just shave my hair in line with benin custom and tradition in honour of our great oba of benin , oba erediauwa.
Proudly Benin: Shaving my hair in honour of our Late monarch, Oba Erediauwa
All male citizens in Benin are from now shave their hair for complete 3 months and all markets shall be closed for 7 days due to the journey of Oba of Benin to his ancestral realm.
Oba Of Benin: Men In Benin Kingdom Shave Hair: Following the announcement of demise of Oba of Benin, Omo n’Ob…
hey do I have friends in Benin Edo state,
pls indicate I was ask questions regard to shave of,hair to hournor late Oba of Benin
OF COURSE SHAVING OF HEAD IS THE CULTURE OF EDO PEOPLE ON THIS TYPE OF RARE OCCASION. I REMEMBER THAT WHEN A FORNER OBA OF BENIN OBA AKINKPOLOPOLO AKENZUA OF BENIN DIED ALMOST FOUR DECADES AGO EVEN EDO PEOPLE IN LAGOS. STATE SHAVED THEIR HEADS
Funeral rites to be suspended in Benin
The Benin Traditional Council has called on residents of Benin kingdom to bury their dead ones as all funeral rites would be prohibited from the date of the announcement of burial ceremonies (Emwinekhua) of late Oba Erediauwa.
Chief Sam Igbe, the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, who disclosed this in Beninon Wednesday said that the Emwinekhua would soon be announced.
Igbe also urged all residents to be law abiding and respect the custom and tradition of the people.
“All markets in the kingdom have been reopened as they were supposed to be closed for three days after the transition of Oba Erediauwa was announced.
“All male citizens of Benin Kingdom are expected, as a rule to shave the hair on their head in obedience to Benin tradition.
“Friends and well-wishers of the kingdom might wish to join citizens of the kingdom to shave their hair’’, Chief Igbe said.
He added that all chiefs, `enigie’, priests and palace functionaries entitled to wear beads would seize to wear beads.
“Instead, they will wear `omonorhue’ or white thread (Ikhian), until further notice.”
Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin kingdom, said sanctions from the ancestors await anyone that failed to shave.
AN INDIGENOUS BENIN MAN SHAVE HIS HEAD AT THE BROKEN OF A BIG WHITE CHALK AT THE PALACE GROUND WHEN THE KING JOIN HIS GREAT ANCESTORS. RESPECT/HONOUR YOUR CUSTOM/TRADITIONS WHEREVER YOU RESIDED.
Straight to Barber tomorrow. Been waiting for this since 1979…
It’s like shaving a man in his absence. This aspect of the tradition should be changed.
Since the Oba of Benin is dead, it is customary to the law that all Beninsons should shave their Hairs.. So is this really gonna happen in this age?
its been officially announced that the oba of Benin is dead. market will be on lock down, no other burial ceremony will hold in Benin until all rites for his burial is over city, men who respect tradition will shave their hair. oto Rio we ne . so please remember to get home early from now on.