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The Story Of The Touch Bearer In Uhonmora, Edo State (Photos)



“A folks with out the information of their previous historical past, origin and tradition is sort of a tree with out roots” – Marcus Garvey.

Based on the custom collected by MandyNews, the land of Uhonmora is the fourth amongst the six kids of Ora.

Village by seniority







The which means of Uhonmora truly means the alternative of their place, it means the Head of Ora, with Uhonmo which means the head.
The statue on the middle of city holds a narrative and a secret.
Uhonmora has six quarters with their shrines and pageant.

Quarters, Shrines and Pageant


Ukpafoga –





Pageant and shirines

Oduhomon (Finish of 12 months)

Ugba (slicing of canine)

Uguomonkhin (Shirine for chiefs)

River Owan

Ma lele (rape season)

Avbupode (age group)

Uanmu uhoro (shirine to curse thieves)

So a lot of them nonetheless totally maintain the custom and their shrines self them as they consider on it whereas some have been uncared for.

The tales of the six sons of Ora are true.
Uhonmora are the torch bearer of Ora. The sunshine that by no means goes off regardless of how lengthy it’s used regardless of the rain and climate blowing in opposition to it.

The torch bearer, who is named ojuromi holds the torch for the drummer, leads the best way and the route his gentle factors in the direction of, the route the drummer goes. He went wherever the drummer went as the sunshine giver.

He’s thought-about as a robust man due to the sunshine he carries. The sunshine shines in darkness and the darkness comprehends it not. The folks of Uhonmora used to have fun this man and search gentle from him with the annual pageant that’s executed to recollect him as a consequence of trendy life-style no extra celebration of him.

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Based on that gentle is the what makes this city the top of Ora, as a result of with out gentle, we’ll all dwell in darkness.

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