Saturday 20 May 2023

BENIN REPUBLIC FORMERLY KNOWN AS DAHOMEY WAS FOUNDED BY AN EDO MAN

During the colonial period and at independence, the country was known as Dahomey. On 30 November 1975, the people of Dahomey visited their ancestral home known as present day Edo state nigeria to meet with their great king named OBA AKENZUA ll to seek permission from him in order to renamed their country Benin were their ancestors hail from. the request was granted by OBA AKENZUA II.

And it was renamed Benin. "Dahomey changed its name to the Republic of Benin (République du Benin) in memory of pre-19th century greatness of Ancient Benin of Nigeria", referring to the historic Kingdom of Benin..

According to history the name 'Dahomey' was a warrior from Esan tribe of Benin empire.

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