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Oba of Benin receives Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities award

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has been honoured with Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards by the Organiser of AKWAABA African Travel Market, Mr Ikechi Uko in recognition of his cultural and historical upstanding.

This was just as the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe presented a branded royal souvenir to the Oba of Benin for hosting all the states’ contingent at his palace in Benin on Thursday.

It could be recalled that African Travel Quarterly, (, unveiled the first shortlist of the winners of the Africa Travel 100 Global personality’s awards a few months ago with the Oba of Benin among six other global personalities in the Heritage and Culture category.

The Heritage and Culture category have Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, Custodian of Benin Moat and Igwe Festival; Professor Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist and Former Curator of the Heritage of the Pharaohs; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, King of Yorubas and Promoter of Olojo Festival and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Custodian of
Kano walls and Durbar Festival.

Others include the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe for promoting Ofala Festival; King Mswati that held the Swaziland Reeds Dance Umhlanga Festival with high esteem and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who passionately promote AKwasidae Festival (Kumasi, Ghana).

Some of the categories were honoured at the 15th AKWAABA African Travel Market at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 23rd of September, 2019.


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