The 22nd of June 2013, the capital city of Edo state, Benin received thousands of dignitaries from all over the country including Edo
state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom celebrated his 90th birthday in style. Though the king
was absent from his birthday due to health issues, his son Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa represented him through out the event.
Benin palace walls and some popular streets in the city were decorated with beautiful banners by corporate body and individuals
wishing the king well. As part of the celebration, a children’s party was held. It featured dancing competition and cultural troupes.
There was a re-launch of a book written by the monarch, I Remain Sir, Your Loyal
Servant. Oba Erediauwa was not present, but his presence was felt. The cake was
white and adorned with beads which symbolise purity of the monarch. The Oba is
the only authority to present beads to individuals. His queens who are rarely
seen in public were led by Olori Esther Erediauwa.