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Osaisonor Godfrey EKHATOR-OBOGIE

Research Lead (Principal Researcher), Benin City


Osaisonor Godfrey Ekhator-Obogie is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Benin Studies, presently the Secretary to the Executive Council of the Institute. He is a Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa, Nigeria (IFRA-NIGERIA) and a member of Lagos Studies Association (LSA).  He serves as tour guide for visitors to the historical/heritage sites of the Ancient Benin Kingdom and has developed a flair for the promotion of the history, cultural tradition and language of Benin/Edo speaking people.  His on-going PhD research is focused on the cultural history of Benin people/kingdom. His research interests are Ethnicity and Nationalism, Migration and Citizenship, Cultural History in general and Benin Studies in particular. Ekhator-Obogie graduated from Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo with a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Education (History). He holds an M.A. in History from the Ibadan School of History in Nigeria’s premier University of Ibadan. He has also attended and read papers at academic conferences and workshops.

︎ Contact and selected publications
︎ Selected publications
2017. “Akobie: An Aspect of Childhood Ritual, Indigenous Education and Socialisation in Benin Kingdom,” Umewaen: Journal of Benin and Edoid Studies 2 (1).

2018. “Usukporhu: Defending the Oba and His Harem,” The Benin Monarchy: An Anthology of Benin History.

2018. “Oba Eweka II (1914-1933): The Resilience of the Monarchy,” The Benin Monarchy: An Anthology of Benin History, co-authored.

2020. “Ame-Ogba: The Introduction and Provision of Pipe-Borne Water in Benin City, 1897-1947,” Benin Studies under the Scalpel.