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The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 6:09am On Jul 01, 2018
14 March 2014


I posted this yesterday and whilst I am happy that some persons adopted the flag, I was very very provoked that some of our brothers and sisters who are suffering from the psychological problems of ethnical, cultural and social identities came out openly to condemn this flag using a foreign parameter as their yardstick. They decried it as fetish,diabolical, violence-projecting and pagan. If I may ask, do they really understand the imports of the symbols and colors of the flag before jumping to conclusion. Let me help them at least;

(1) QUEEN IDIA MASK:
The mask obviously is the head of the Edo warrior queen-mother Idia,the mother of Oba Esigie known as the wise King. Recall that Oba Esigie ruled over the whole of Bendel,Lagos,half Yorubalands,Onitsha and even some parts of today's north central. He was a great emperor and the first to receive a diplomatic mission from Europe and also the first black Ruler to set up an embassy in the land of the whiteman. He attained these feats with the help and encouragement of a mother who is now recorded by local and foreign history as one of the most dynamic and strongest women that ever came out of Africa. Why do you think her mask, not that of Queen Amina of Zazzau or any other historical Nigeria woman was adopted by the country in 1977 as the national symbol in that international festival of arts and culture? Even till date, the mask is still used by the country to project the viability of our culture, the virility and strength of the nigerian woman. Idia is the most popular of all the Edo powerful women on historical record and her mask dignifies the flag in the same way the head of queen Elizabeth does the currency of Britain and many of the English national monuments.

(2) THE RED COLOUR, first note that we have the colors in two separate version here. In the horizontal rectangle and in the three stars. In the rectangle, it is self explanatory. It signifies the precious blood shed by our heroes in building the great empire we are all so proud of. Surely, you wouldn't want them to be forgotten by their descendants who are today enjoying the peace they gave their lives for. Also recall that Ghana and Ethiopia have this red colour in their flag too and for the same reasons-memory of their fallen heroes. We can never forget easily the Benin massacre of 1897. A pogron that so much decimated our population that the Edo people who by the 19th century were the largest nation in West Africa rain forest is today regarded as a minority group. As for the stars, it highlights the beauty of the Edo nation.Rose the king of flowers ( ododo) is red. 3 stars signify the current people of Benin,Esan and Afemai who are direct offshoots of the great empire. We are beautiful and united family, aren't we?

(3) THE GREEN COLOUR.
This simply depict our geography and vegetation. We are in a rain forest which is ever green. Mark my words, oil or no oil, Edo nation can never lack of food because God in his mercy has been partial in favoring us with much agrarian gifts and resources. Edo and Ondo contributed most in the production of the agricultural wealth that built the old western region. Cocoa,rubber and palm oil, we remain nĂºmero uno.

(4) THE WHITE COLOUR:

White is for peace and we are a very peaceful people unless we are unreasonably dared. We should stop using campus cult violence to define us. Every campus is populated by people from all ethnic groups in Nigeria not only Edo people. It is wrong to attribute the cult activities in AAU and Uniben to only Edo student. How many Edo persons were involved in the most violent activities in Nigeria...Niger Delta Militancy,Maintesina uprising and Boko haram insurgency..nil

(5) THE STATELY SWORD:

Need I explain this. Edo people are the most royal of all the nations in West African sub-region nay,the whole of Africa. We have a royal institution that is as old as the British monarchy, older than the sefewa dynasty and outlived the French empire. We are a dignified race ruled by majestic and honourable kings. Oba Eweka 1 was not a tyrant like Caesar Borgia of Rome,Oba Ewuare was not a homosexual like King James of England and Oba Ozolua the conqueror was never a pervert like Napoleon of France.

(7) THE MATCHET:
This has nothing to do with violence but simply depict our traditional professions. We were and still largely warriors, hunters and farmers. So the other sword or rather the matchet is a tool not an object of negative violence.

On a final note, it is an indisputable fact that rituals, violence and occultism has been practiced and executed by Christianity and Islam than any our indigenous religions. This should be another topic for another day..

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 6:14am On Jul 01, 2018
The flag of Nigeria is one of the worst,just green and white..

green for agric right??...but we depend on oil to move our economy,the noth claim to feed us but we buy their goods and buy tax?They dont know how commerce work..

White is for peace..But the opposite is the case..

Nigeria need to be restructure and give the states power to control their affairs,

I am proud of edo cause you can see almost all tribes there but they leave in harmony,maybe we should build another wall to keep the rest of Nigerians out

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Bilabong(m): 6:31am On Jul 01, 2018
The sculpture is kinda broken on one edge. Is it that part the foreigners stole cheesy

Nothing black on the flag? Nothing to show the world u are "black" from a continent of Africa.




U are wicked too. Created a post and still occupy 1 and 2 positions.

Stranac:
The flag of Nigeria is one of the worst,just green and white..

green for agric right??...but we depend on oil to move our economy,the noth claim to feed us but we buy their goods and buy tax?They don't know how commerce work..

White is for peace..But the opposite is the case..

Nigeria need to be restructure and give the states power to control their affairs,

I am proud of edo cause you can see almost all tribes there but they leave in harmony,maybe we should build another wall to keep the rest of Nigerians out

I don't agree with you. Not only Nigeria has a two colored flag eg China. And the flag was created during the era of agriculture. Are leaders lost focus.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 6:48am On Jul 01, 2018
Bilabong:
The sculpture is kinda broken on one edge. Is it that part the foreigners stole cheesy

Nothing black on the flag? Nothing to show the world u are "black" from a continent of Africa.




U are wicked too. Created a post and still occupy 1 and 2 positions.
lol sorry

About the sculpsure,i think its editing error,it can be corrected

and we dont have to show anyone we are blacks or red

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Bilabong(m): 6:52am On Jul 01, 2018
Stranac:
lol sorry
About the sculpsure,i think its editing error,it can be corrected
and we dont have to show anyone we are blacks or red
Can't believe u just typed that.
Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 7:11am On Jul 01, 2018
Bilabong:


Can't believe u just typed that.
show me a country flag that identify they are black or white?

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Bilabong(m): 7:24am On Jul 01, 2018
Stranac:
show me a country flag that identify they are black or white?
Go check Ghana flag.

And besides u are trying to depict a colony or maybe tribe and not a country

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 8:20am On Jul 01, 2018
Bilabong:

Go check Ghana flag.

And besides u are trying to depict a colony or maybe tribe and not a country
so you want us to copy other people flags and use it to plan our own??No sir..

Benin kingdom is a tribe and can also be a nation,we show what we do,not lying about peace when there are no peace

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by jerseyboy: 8:38am On Jul 01, 2018
Bilabong:

Go check Ghana flag.

And besides u are trying to depict a colony or maybe tribe and not a country

You suffer from racial inferiority complex hence you feel an aggressive need to project otherwise by putting your race and culture upfront even where such does not belong.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Bilabong(m): 9:00am On Jul 01, 2018
jerseyboy:


You suffer from racial inferiority complex hence you feel an aggressive need to project otherwise by putting your race and culture upfront even where such does not belong.

Who be this one? Typing trash. Racial Inferiority complex yet I am trying to upfront my race?
U are totally confused.

Stop carrying matter on ya head that u don't even have. Happy Sunday.
And if u quote me again thunder fire u and ur family.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Bilabong(m): 9:02am On Jul 01, 2018
Stranac:
so you want us to copy other people flags and use it to plan our own??No sir..

Benin kingdom is a tribe and can also be a nation,we show what we do,not lying about peace when there are no peace

Gee I was only suggesting o.
What ever u do is ur Biz.
I rest my case.
Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by OfficialAPCNig: 9:35am On Jul 01, 2018
Stranac:

(1) QUEEN IDIA MASK:
The mask obviously is the head of the Edo warrior queen-mother Idia,the mother of Oba Esigie known as the wise King. Recall that Oba Esigie ruled over the whole of Bendel,Lagos,half Yorubalands,Onitsha and even some parts of today's north central. He was a great emperor and the first to receive a diplomatic mission from Europe and also the first black Ruler to set up an embassy in the land of the whiteman. He attained these feats with the help and encouragement of a mother who is now recorded by local and foreign history as one of the most dynamic and strongest women that ever came out of Africa. Why do you think her mask, not that of Queen Amina of Zazzau or any other historical Nigeria woman was adopted by the country in 1977 as the national symbol in that international festival of arts and culture? Even till date, the mask is still used by the country to project the viability of our culture, the virility and strength of the nigerian woman. Idia is the most popular of all the Edo powerful women on historical record and her mask dignifies the flag in the same way the head of queen Elizabeth does the currency of Britain and many of the English national monuments.

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Please remove Onitsha from your delusion.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 9:51am On Jul 01, 2018
OfficialAPCNig:

Please remove Onitsha from your delusion.
say whatever you want, all land now belong to government now..

We are looking at the future not dragging of useless land

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by OfficialAPCNig: 9:58am On Jul 01, 2018
Stranac:
say whatever you want, all land now belong to government now..

We are looking at the future not dragging of useless land
Onitsha land never belonged to Edo at any point.

Even your wack history says that Onitsha was founded by a Benin Prince called Chima.

Does that sound Edo to you? Chi ma obi means God knows the heart.

Obi is Igbo for heart or Palace not the corruption of Oba.

So never drag Onitsha into your delusion again. You didn't claim Asaba that is closest, it is Onitsha you want to claim.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 10:10am On Jul 01, 2018
OfficialAPCNig:

Onitsha land never belonged to Edo at any point.

Even your wack history says that Onitsha was founded by a Benin Prince called Chima.

Does that sound Edo to you? Chi ma obi means God knows the heart.

Obi is Igbo for heart or Palace not the corruption of Oba.

So never drag Onitsha into your delusion again. You didn't claim Asaba that is closest, it is Onitsha you want to claim.
like I said,all land belong to the government..

Past is past,now we focus on the future.. Stop running to Lagos and develope your state/onitsha

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 1:10pm On Jul 01, 2018
Asaba is part of Delta state which was part of Bendel which was part of Benin Kingdom.
The Obi of Onitcha himself aknowledges his Edo roots and the Edo origin of his crown.
Nowadays, there are too many folks like you who just believe they can make up their history and write off what they don't like.


OfficialAPCNig:

Onitsha land never belonged to Edo at any point.

Even your wack history says that Onitsha was founded by a Benin Prince called Chima.

Does that sound Edo to you? Chi ma obi means God knows the heart.

Obi is Igbo for heart or Palace not the corruption of Oba.

So never drag Onitsha into your delusion again. You didn't claim Asaba that is closest, it is Onitsha you want to claim.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by OfficialAPCNig: 7:15pm On Jul 01, 2018
prolog2:
Asaba is part of Delta state which was part of Bendel which was part of Benin Kingdom.
The Obi of Onitcha himself aknowledges his Edo roots and the Edo origin of his crown.
Nowadays, there are too many folks like you who just believe they can make up their history and write off what they don't like.


Have you heard of Eze Chima?

Does it sound Edo to you?

Even the Palace of Obi of Onicha is known as Obi Eze Chima just like of Nri is known as Obu Gad.

Eze Chima was a Igbo from Aro that migrated to Benin. He might have learnt one or two things there, but that doesn't mean Onicha has their root from Benin.

Be guided.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 8:10pm On Jul 01, 2018
keep quiet, please. I have no time for unsecured revisionists.
OfficialAPCNig:

Have you heard of Eze Chima?

Does it sound Edo to you?

Even the Palace of Obi of Onicha is known as Obi Eze Chima just like of Nri is known as Obu Gad.

Eze Chima was a Igbo from Aro that migrated to Benin. He might have learnt one or two things there, but that doesn't mean Onicha has their root from Benin.

Be guided.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by OfficialAPCNig: 8:11pm On Jul 01, 2018
prolog2:
keep quiet, please. I have no time for unsecured revisionists.
Good luck with your land grabbing.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 8:18pm On Jul 01, 2018
Good luck with surviving in the 21st century with your lack of knowledge aquisition abilities.
OfficialAPCNig:

Good luck with your land grabbing.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by OfficialAPCNig: 8:21pm On Jul 01, 2018
prolog2:
Good luck with surviving in the 21st century with your lack of knowledge aquisition abilities.
So not accepting your falsehold makes me lack knowledge acquisition ability?

You must be an APC member to reason this way.

Take your falsehood to almajiris.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 8:24pm On Jul 01, 2018
Not accepting truth which can be learnt through proper research is what makes you a doll person.
Trying to make up "your own truth" makes you a mentally challenged person.
And your way of discussing makes you a deluded and stupid person.

OfficialAPCNig:

So not accepting your falsehold makes me lack knowledge acquisition ability?

You must be an APC member to reason this way.

Take your falsehood to almajiris.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by OfficialAPCNig: 8:30pm On Jul 01, 2018
prolog2:
Not accepting truth which can be learnt through proper research is what makes you a doll person.
Trying to make up "your own truth" makes you a mentally challenged person.
And your way of discussing makes you a deluded and stupid person.

Was that what they taught you in your mosque?

The Palace of Obi of Onitsha is known as "Obi Eze Chima" (Palace of King Chima".

Does Chima sounds Edo to you?

The only alignment we have with Edo is the royal sword Obi of Onicha uses, outside that, the regalia, crown, bracelet are purely ancient Nri.

Take your fake history to your islamiyya.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Folashade2016(f): 1:23pm On Jul 03, 2018
No wonder in Benin all you see is landlady. Women rocks benin city. Not tryna be a feminist but we've got benin city grounded. past present and future history will always favor us in Benin city.


check my SIGNATURE

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by evansjeff(m): 1:24pm On Jul 03, 2018
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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by DigitalGenius: 1:26pm On Jul 03, 2018
nice
Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by sotall(m): 1:27pm On Jul 03, 2018
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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by HsLBroker(m): 1:29pm On Jul 03, 2018
Stranac:
so you want us to copy other people flags and use it to plan our own??No sir..

Benin kingdom is a tribe and can also be a nation,we show what we do,not lying about peace when there are no peace
Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by Nobody: 1:30pm On Jul 03, 2018
Folashade2016:
No wonder in Benin all you see is landlady.
Women rocks benin city.
Not tryna be a feminist but we've got benin city grounded.
past present and future history will always favor us in Benin city.



check my SIGNATURE

The Divine Feminine and Sophia, the Spirit of Earth (Gaia) are female aspects of Divinity that are impregnable by the masculine spirit of the Sun God (Solaris) as male aspect of Divinity ruling over the Solar System.

So, it is not out of place to note that when we migrated from Mars down here, history got distorted by the Reptilians who are mostly patriarchal, and that is how religion and politics were invented with Lordship of Men to enslave women by hiding data on the Divine Feminine, and enthrone men as leaders instead of women who are actually the impregnable force of creation.

Women who know this truth do not mess around, and I am yet to see such a woman in Nigeria, when I find such a woman. I wish I will ever find such a lady to share a bottle of wine with.

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Re: The Meaning Of Edo Flag Of Benin Kingdom by dumo1(m): 1:32pm On Jul 03, 2018
It's was nice reading about the Benin culture and how their royal flag and sigil came about. It was worth reading.
Since our precious and valued history that should be taught in schools today has been lost to the gains of the White man's knowledge.

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