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The founder of Adesagbon was Ubebe Ogbomo. This is a twentieth century village. However,
Adesagbon is a conglomeration of other camps like, Okungbowa´s camp, Osawaru Awanbor´s camp popularly
known as Oka´hue, Egiebo´s camp and Abu´s camp. The original name was Ubebe´s camp which
reigned till late fifties before that name was changed by inhabitants.
Most of the inhabitants at Adesagbon are
from Okpagha street . This is where it cannot be rightly called a village because the Enogie of Obadan still has his
jurisdiction over it. Moreover, the cords of unity are still at Obadan. But when we consider the distance from the main
obadan town and the proliferation of camps which welded together to form the village street, it may not be safe to call
it a street. I think I would call this village Obadan II (Okpagha extension) because the right to belong is still firm
with the main Obadan.
This was the place where the Prince of Egho resided during the interregnum. This is the street of Ogie-Obadan
There are two schools of thought as to the naming of this street. One of them said that the street derived its name from long gourd (Uruenhen) which grew there. The other version said that the first person to live there was a priest (Ohen) so when people were going to see him they would say “Irhie Ore Ohen” meaning “I am going to the Priest´s courtyard. From this the Orenhen developed.
The two versions that are held over the naming of this street are (1) that the first settlers settled
where “Ede Omaen” weeds were. From this Edohen was named. The other version which cannot be divorced from
truth is “Ihe Edohen” meaning (the load of Edohen). People holding this view said that when Edohen title was
created by Oba Eweka I in about 1200 A.D., villages were made to pay tribute to him. (This tribute was in form
of yams, kola nuts, animals, etc.) Unfortunately, there was misunderstanding between the elders and the people
as to who should carry the load to Benin City . The load was abandoned and it got spoilt. Where this load was
left became known as “Ihe´Edohen” which is the present name of the street.
“Ugbi´kan” means (cane farm). This was where this street got its name. In the olden days,
this was where canes were collected to weave wooden baskets called “Agban”. Ugbi´kan was corrupted
to be Ugbekan its present name.
This is the most populous street in Obadan which was named after oil bean trees (Okpagha) that grew there at the time
This is a street of the blacksmith. The people who formed this street were blacksmith who
manufactured weapons for war. Among the weapons manufactured included long cutlasses called “Umozo”
and spears called “Ogan”