THE ENIGIE THAT RULED OBADAN
Before the second period of the rule of Enigie at Obadan, tradition has it that there were many other Enigies that ruled at Obadan. Two of these last Enigie of the first period included Orighifun and Owe who ruled during the time of Oba Ohuan and Ewuakpe respectively.
Before the heir-apparent ascends the throne of the father, he must have to perform the burial rites of the late father at Obadan and in Benin City at the Palace. Any delay of the performance of the burial rites also delays the installation of the new Enogie. It is the Oba of Benin who confirms the Chieftaincy (Enogie) before he can be rightly called Enogie.
The Enigie of the second period of obadan
- AMENZE About 1717 – 1766
- EDERION About 1770 – 1801
- EMUZE About 1806 – 1854
- IDITUA About 1885 – 1930 He ruled for 45 years
- EDEBOR About 1931 – 1951 He ruled for 20 years.
- AIRHIEHENBUWA About 1953 – 1973
- AHOSEGBAMEN 1982 – current