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|Oba And The Powerful Wizard Osopa-kahrha(the Okp by Edeyoung: 7:07pm On Nov 28, 2020|
At, 1804 obanosa was crowned the oba of benin
This is the history of obanosa known as prince osifo,
■While obanosa, was still prince osifo who was the son of oba akengbuda, prince osifo had a look alike both in age and appearance, osopa-kahrha who was a wizard, osopa-kahrha was the son of chief ahiye who was the esogban of benin he leaved at ugbague quarters present day benin city. Osopa-kahrha of the powerful benin witch coven, the witch coven was called eniwaren-ason elders of the night, oba akengbuda was the patron and his wife ose an esan queen who was the mother of osifo was the matron, this two dandies, prince osifo the ediaken n uselu and the osopa-kahrha of ugbague quarters in the city, hated each other for various reasons, osifo was said to have hated osopa-kahrha for his pretension attitudes his popularity, his guts his flamboyant lifestyle which he use to showoff, osopa-kahrha hated ediaken for hating his guts, and his flamboyant and trying to always restrict him from his various activities in the city of benin particularly trying every means to restrict his popularity in the city, benin city proved not to be large enough to accommodate these two people, prince osifo had promise several times when he got on an heated argument with osopa-kahrha that when he is made king he will have him killed, prince osifo was crowned obanosa the people nickname him obanosa(syking) he was known to be a very wise king, when he became the oba of benin, he disregarded the caution giving to him by his parents not to kill osopa-kahrha, he ordered for the death of osopa-kahrha the warlok
■The orders to kill the warlock osopa-kahrha by obanosa was inexcusable but perhaps understandable there was confirmed cases of osopa-kahrha proclaiming himself as oba-nason the king of the night and he had continued provocatively and demonstratively to match the oba of benin hehad further raised his stakes in his contest of the palace he had become the lover of the queen mother the iyoba ose the mother of obanosa in her palace at uselu, carrying out the orders to kill osopa-kahrha was matched streeet fighting with a great deal of bravado and dare devilry existed by both sides defeating osopa-kahrha troops became a mini civil war, in which it was said about five thousand
Persons died the whole street adjoining ugbague
Quaters was permanently deserted the precursor of modern mission road in benin suffered the greatest despoliation and it became defunct as earlier mentioned by Lt. R. O'shee map of benin city about 100yrs after the war showed no future for the then conquered mission road as the whole was still in ruins of the war,
After osopa-kahrha death one thing led to the other the monarch fell ill, and it was confirmed that his mother displeasure on osopa-kahrha death had caused the monarchs illness, and obanosa immediately ordered for her death, at her palace in uselu, using the same method used in displacing oba ohen from the throne, she was stoned to death, after her suuden death, quickly rushed to do her ritual burial rites so as not to get her soul lost in between life and death which afflicted lost soul
A few days after the death of his mother and successful completion of her burial rites, obanosa died vindicating osopa-kahrha warnings
Oba no bi ekhue, kevbe ekhu, ero gba yowa
Meaning a hand that opens door, goes along with the direction the door goes to
|Re: Oba And The Powerful Wizard Osopa-kahrha(the Okp by gregyboy(m): 7:40pm On Nov 28, 2020|
A sad story,
The oba didnt die because osopa-kahrha bewitched him with illness but rather because his mom was angered because he killed the osopa-kahrha hence obanosa killed his father own mother
Which led to his own death
Sad one, i can imagine benin at those times
Etrusen please throw more light on this
|Re: Oba And The Powerful Wizard Osopa-kahrha(the Okp by Etrusen(m): 9:48pm On Nov 28, 2020|
truthfully speaking my brother I will tell you that witchcraft has and will continue to be an integral part of the then Benin empire and also in the present days.
listening to the legendary Ebohon ( the man who sang the song Ovoranmwen no gbaisi )speak on witchcraft you will understand that it has always Benin part of Edo spiritism which help in those days to look,kill,punish, offenders
according to Ebohon ( who write most Edo witchcraft inscription)
witchcraft have different ranks for example there are the overlord ( obason) who are placed in high esteem, there is also the middle class and there is also the lower class and this he said are the most dangerous witch that perpetrate evil but the higher classes have purpose for example
Isusugbaghada ( the first Oba n Ikhuene y Edo )
during the reign of Oba Ewuare the first used the Okhuehe deity combine with witchcraft to perform magic for Oba Ewuare hence he was forbidden from ever entering Benin and this have continued with all successive Oba n Ikhuen.
To crown it all you must know that Benin witches serve the oba for example there a place in Slope when going to Ikpoba hill that is called Ekonorhue,this place serve the purpose of oath taking for all witches for them to use their mystic gift for the betterment of Benin and in most cases there are always bad eggs among witch and when they refuse to subject themselves to the oath, they will be detained there for the rest of their life or until they agree.
so you must understand that despite the Oba being the imperial lord of the kingdom there are always cases were an Oba will take grave actions in order to eliminate any strong threat to the crown
just like Oba Ewuare1 did to Iken
how Iyase Ikpenede was sent to Uhunmwode after returning from Otun were he stage against Oyo warriors because of the power he command in military.
how Agboghidi N Ugo was dispatch from benin by Oba Akengbuda thereby making him an Okakuo of the Oba.
the truth is that the Oba knows those that will oppose their even when they are still Edayi N Iken and they will do anything to eliminate them.
nekpen nekpen no ra ya si ri uwa vb Edo
|Re: Oba And The Powerful Wizard Osopa-kahrha(the Okp by gregyboy(m): 12:57am On Nov 29, 2020|
Why dont you take time to write all this down on nairaland so we all can learn
I really want to know the history of defied benin nobles like ekpenede shrine and many others
The place is not doing any thing to write dem down near their shrine
Atleast one story atva time on nairaland would help, i saw this and i had to post it
|Re: Oba And The Powerful Wizard Osopa-kahrha(the Okp by Etrusen(m): 3:40am On Nov 29, 2020|
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