ALEX GUOSA IGBINEWEKA
of Great Benin Kingdom (GBK); and,
A minister (including a minister of God's words and a
cabinet office Minister) are known as "Ohen". A teacher (generic) including a
"Pastor" is known as "Oma omwan emwin" or if you like the compound application:
"Oma-omwan-emwin" and it equally meant "an instructor", a disciplinarian,
example giver etc.
"Obo" in Edo language meant a "Doctor" (generic)
Note other definitions:
"Ohen-Obo" (NOT OBO-OHEN) meaning:…..Minister in charge
(head) of generic doctors including but not limited to:
Medical Doctor etc. etc.
"Ohen-Osalobua" ….a Minister of God's words
"Obo-Osalobua"…… a Doctor of the words of God, a doctor
sent from/by God. Please do not confuse or mis-represent
"Obo-Osalobua" as a
"doctor who heal/cure God". God is supremely divine and He never needs our
"Obo-Ukhunmwun" :……a Doctor in the faculty/department of
Pharmacy or a pharmaceutical doctor.
"Obo-Egberhanmwen" …..a Medical doctor. A doctor in charge
of health/wellbeing; also known as "Obo-Ukhumwun"
"Obo-Ewawa" ……. A specialized Edo State indigenous
spiritualist who displays some divinely ornaments to find out the cause of the
problems broth before him by a client.
The list is vast and endless if given the opportunity to
Please note too that the above definitions are applicable
to most Edo State ethnic groups in general.