Oba Ewuare: Bronze king of Benin City
15 May 2021 | 11:48 am
More than five centuries after his reign, Oba Ewuare’s legacy is still alive in Benin City. He is remembered for his mystical powers, promoting arts and the bronze figures that have stood the test of time.
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