Sunday, 12 January 2014

Commemorating Oba Ovonramwen Poem 4

Oba Ovonramwen the Great was the last king of the old Kingdom of Benin. He was disposed of by the British in 1897 after their punitive expedition. He died in exile on Tuesday 13thJanuary 1914. These weekly poems commemorate him.

Oba Ovonramwen

Oba Ovonramwen, 
Selfless leader,
Determined, strong, 
History maker, 
History keeper,
Heritage defender,

Great military leader,
Guardian of traditions,
Role model for all ages. 

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