5 Common Myths That Are Untrue About Edo People
Edo state, affectionately known as the “heartbeat of the nation,” has a slew of prejudices that need to be debunked.
Here are 5 common myths that are untrue about the Edo people.
Edo state, with an estimated population of 8 million people, is a state rich in culture, history, and tradition.
Edo state is home to the Oba of Benin and has produced numerous notable Nigerians, both dead and alive. There are, however, a lot of misconceptions regarding the state.
1. Edo state is a Boring state:
There are a plethora of activities to do in Edo State. There is something for everyone, including places to visit like historical sites, museums, nature parks, and clubs.
2. Not safe:
Many people believe Edo is infested with cultists, witches, and kidnappers. Flying witches, all “Edo men are cultists,” and all “Edo ladies are witches” are just a few of the rumours that circulate about the people of this beautiful state. This is, however, completely false.
3. The Oba of Benin is the one and only king in Edo
There are a plethora of activities to do in Edo State. There are historical landmarks, museums, nature parks, and clubs —aThe Oba’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is undoubtedly Edo state’s most recognized tourist attraction, owing to its status as the seat of one of Africa’s oldest empires.
This is why many people believe the Oba of Benin is Edo’s only king. In Edo State, there are 17 LGAs, and practically all of them have their own monarchs or Obas, so there is something for everyone.
4. Bini is the only tribe
Bini (Edo), Afemai, Esan, Owan, and Akoko-Edo are the five largest ethnic groups of Edo state. Bini-speaking people, on the other hand, make up the majority of local governments in the state, accounting for seven of the state’s 18 LGAs.
Other minor ethnic communities such as Ijaw, Igbira, Itsekiri, and others exist within the town.
5. The people are very rugged
Edo state residents are raised to be extremely street smart. This does not imply that they are obnoxious or aggressive. They simply do not enjoy being duped and will not tolerate it.
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