June 29, 2019

The 50 Africa American tourists who arrived Benin form California, United State of America, earlier in the week have paid a visit to the palace of His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.

The tourists said their visit was necessary, as it will make them understand the culture of Benin and thus help them trace their ancestral root. They were received by his royal majesty Oba Ewuare II, who later took a very remarkable and memorable group photograph with African American tourists.

Also on their checklist of visit was the National Museum Benin, where they were received by the management of the Museum, who led them on a guided tour, which also included a visit to the famous Igun Street, which is noted for it’s historical bronze making. The tourists were taken round this monuments by Hon. Osaze Osemwegie-Ero and were hosted to a dinner session with the Commissioner for Art, Culture, Tourism, Diaspora Affairs, Palace chiefs, government officials and other dignitaries.

Source: Edo State Ministry of Arts, Culture, Tourism & Diaspora Affairs

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‘Niyi David is a travel writer/photographer and Editor-in-Chief at More Cream Than Coffee. Previously, he worked at Afro Tourism West Africa Ltd as a travel writer, and was Head of Media and C.O.O. before leaving in May 2018. Prior to that he had worked as scriptwriter on some major media projects in Nigeria, such as 'Peak Talent Show' and the Ford Foundation sponsored 'Stop Impunity in Nigeria' campaign.