Dein Of Agbor Visits the United Kingdom

HRM Dein of Agbor with Executive members of Agbor Daughters Assc. in London

By Philip IDEH

The Dein of Agbor, in the the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal majesty, Dr. Benjamin Keagborekuzi 1, was in London recently and on Sunday, June 24, 2018, had an interactive session with Agbor indigenes in London.

Venue of the Meeting was North Greenwich, home of the famous 02 Hotel and the Millenium Dome.



HRM Dein of Agbor with Executive members of Agbor Daughters Assc. in London. .(From left to right, Mrs Gloria Nosegbe, Mrs. Eunice Ideh, Mrs. Esther Onwuemezia,V-P, Dein, Mrs Juliet Isede, Lady Bobby and Miss Josephine Nwanze.


Dein poses in this photograph with members of the Agbor Daughters Association at the audience.


Dein poses with Mrs Veronica (Okpohoebo) Onwudinjo at the Meeting.


Dein poses with Mrs Esther Onwuemezia,Vice-president of the Agbor Daughters Association and President of the Ika Union of Great Britain and Ireland.


Dein poses with children of Agbor Community in London.


Dein in his interaction with members of the Agbormen’s Association in the United Kingdom.


Dein addresses more groups of the Agbormen’s Association in the United Kingdom.

According to a prominent member of the Agbor daughters Association who attended the audience with the Dein, he showed much of his vigour and enthusuiasm and took a great interest in this meeting with his people who described him as a highly intelligent young king with innovative ideas.

The Dein talked about how he would like his people to be receptive to new ideas, live honest and incorruptive lives and try not to be intimidated or daunted by politicians or those in public offices who were in those positions to protect them and serve their interests.

He gave out a cultural dress code for Agbormen and narrated the history of Agbor from 1270 when the First Dein of Agbor ascended the throne and reigned successfully for 37 years.

He said he was willing to host the “Osezi Festival” in Agbor but only after certain infrastructural facilities, deemed necessary for such a cultural festival, would have been put in place.

He exhorted the young people of Agbor to use the social Media to communicate with the Dein’s palace should they require any information or had issues which bothered them.

The Obi who turns 41 this weekend, has since left the United Kingdom.

1 Comment on Dein Of Agbor Visits the United Kingdom

  1. Hello,

    My name is Charles (Chuck) Richardson. I resided as a young teenager with my parents and siblings in Agbor ( Boji-Boji). My father was a Civil Engineer working with the Italian construction company, Borini Prono, building the roads and bridges for the Benin / Asaba and Benin / Ifon routes. I would very much like to contact some people in Agbor , if possible the Obi, to pass on some history, etc that some residents might find interesting about the period of the early 1950’s

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