West African ruler who was the last independent oba (king) of the 500-year-old kingdom of Benin (in present-day Nigeria). Ovonramwen tried to ...
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Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (ruled 1888–1897), also called Overami, was the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin up until the British punitive expedition of 1897. ==Biography== Ovonramwen Nogbaisi came to be the Oba of Benin in 1888. At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain its independence and the Oba exercised a monopol
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