Mabel Osaruemwinnomwan Oviahon is a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute for Benin Studies. She is a Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa, Nigeria (IFRA-NIGERIA). Her research interests are Cultural History in general and Benin Art History in particular. She worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Benin Studies until 2021. She is a graduate in the Department of History and international Studies, University of Benin, where she obtained her B.A in History. Currently, she is collecting and documenting funeral songs by the Benin people of southern Nigeria as part of an Institute for Benin Studies and IFRA-Nigeria collaborative project on digitalization.