The new king chose the name days ago but it was only revealed to the public today.

After climbing the sacred palm tree, the king went to Use village to choose a new name by which he will now be known.

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He chose the name, Oba Ewuare Ogidigan II, which means 'the trouble has ceased’. After his ascension to the throne today, October 20, 2016, he will henceforth be referred to as Omo N’Oba Ukakpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II.

Ewuare is the name of one of the greatest rulers of Benin Kingdom, Oba Ewuare the great, a golden age king under whom Benin flourished and prospered. He ruled Benin between 1440 and 1473.

Erediauwa is the 39th Oba of Benin and the 70th ruler in the Ogiso dynasty.