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Our Mission

OGBK is a socio-cultural organisation; it embraces unity and humanitarian services, education and intercultural integration among its members and the community. OGBK shall involve on seminars and lectures, cultural festivals, and arts innovation in the Benin Kingdom and Worldwide. OGBK shall have its offices in France, Republic of Ireland and Nigeria.


Our goal is to unite all the indigenes of Great Benin Kingdom Worldwide, promote and showcase our Great Benin cultural heritage. OGBK is here to serves, protect and defend the Benin Kingdom by preserving and retaining our heroes’ works as well as to educate and impact the Edo language and cultural studies, respect custom and elders in our society.

Our Vision

Our vision is to contribute to the development and the general well being of Great Benin Kingdom as well as our immediate society. To empower the youth toward their dream talent, render charity and humanitarian support to desiring individual, group or organization in the Great Benin Kingdom and worldwide.


OGBK purpose is to achieve fair and equal opportunity for all and bringing welfare closer to individuals, families and communities. Supervise policies and decision-making, planning and evaluate support service delivered relatively in the communities as intended.

OGBK is non-political, non-religious and is a non-violent group.

The Edo people are the original people and founders of the Benin Kingdom

Benin City was regarded as one of the best-planned cities of the world.

It is said that the Benin monarch date back to Ogiso Igodo who was reputed to have begun his reign in the year 900 AD.







We preserve our art and cultural heritage

we also celebrate arts and our

Edegbake/Oghodoghodo caves

Those two caves are located near Fugar in Etsako Central Local Government Area. They are prehistoric and are believed to have been the bode of a community of early men.

The Igue festival

This takes the pre-eminence among festivals celebrated in the state. The most colourful and paramount importance to the people of Benin is celebrated every December

The animal footprint of Ivbiodohen

Footprints of various species of animals are embedded a flat granite stab that confounds all imaginations. Legend has it that the footprints were imprinted during the formative stages of the planet earth.

1.Establishment of good government and the guild system

His successor Ere (who incidentally was a grandson brought in fair laws and established the guild system for which the Edo people are still known. It is to his credit that the palace system was organized and established from which its present form has evolved.

2.Primogeniture law

Orire brought about the primogeniture law, which lasted more than one century. During ogiso Ighido, this law broke down as a result of palace rivalries. It got into a chaotic situation at a time, and this gave rise to the saying that "ogiso will only summon the council meeting whenever there is trouble" (Ogiso Mamie Emwen Ei Fiagba"). This situation remained for nearly two centuries when Ogiso Oriagba re-established the primogeniture laws. This brought stability once more to state. The guild system was re-established, and all the arms of the government were re-kindled.

3.Establishment of Benin Army

The stable situation of the state brought about the formation of the Benin Army during the reign of Ogiso Odoligie. A class of people known as "Iyokuo"-the warriors-- was established.

4.Inflation and subsequent currency reforms

During the reign of Ogiso Ohuede, there was severe inflation. Other pestilences followed. People counterfeited the coins of the realm by bringing illegal money into the country. What happened was that people suddenly discovered a large number of cowries (which was the then known coin or money in use) and after that flooded the country with it. The attendant result was inflation. When Ogiso Obioye came in as ruler, he harnessed the whole currency by nationalizing cowries wherever they were in private hands or with the state. This money became scarce, and its value restored. It is this state of affairs which gave rise to the expression "a valuable article purchased with Obioye's Coin". Ogiso Obioye, therefore, was the first king who reformed the currency.