History of Owan People

Owan is a geographical enclave located in the Northern part of Edo State in Nigeria. It is located North – East of Benin City, the State’s Capital and it is the North Senatorial District of Edo State.
Structurally, Owan  is made up of two Local Government Areas. Each of the local Government has its own administrative   headquarters.

However, differences abound between the dialect of Owan and the Binis on one hand and between the peoples of Owan on the other hand. The people of the various sub-regions, as dictated by proximity, however, speak closely related dialects and have a common culture.
Owan is rich in culture and tradition.  The people are a mixture of traditional worshipers, Muslims, and Christians groups. Their marriage and death ceremonies are streamlined alongside these religions. Traditional Festivals and manhood ceremonies are held throughout Owan at various times and in various places.
Our aim is to share knowledge about Owan Land, its people, its culture, music and traditions. We also aim to create a platform for Owan People anywhere in the world to converge and interact, with a view to moving the region forward.

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  1. To promote the social, cultural, economic, educational, civic, and general well being of Owan Association USA members and Owan indigenes in Edo State of Nigeria.


  1. To seek better ways in achieving progress for Owan people through better health and welfare, safety, and security, and assist in enhancing the physiological needs, so Owan people can feel good being citizens of Owan.
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To unite Owan people so we can work collaboratively to enhance the lives of Owan people in the United States of America and in Edo State of Nigeria.


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