Project team
Mabel Osaruemwinnomwan Oviahon
Research Assistant

Mabel Osaruemwinnomwan Oviahon assisted the content production and bibliographical reference for Itan Edo. Her extensive knowledge of Benin history and culture made it possible to locate non-digitised texts in libraries in Benin City, particularly the Institute for Benin Studies, where she is a research assistant with a special interest in historical Benin objects, funeral songs and oral traditions. She also assisted in the locating of Edo proverbs and family salutations and collaborated in the establishment of an extensive bibliography brought together by Osaisonor Godfrey Ekhator-Obogie.

Biography

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.