Several centuries ago, the world has known many powerful empires and kingdoms with significant powers and great leaders at the top of the monarchies. By the end of the nineteenth century many of those powerful kingdoms have lost most of their powers and assignment due to democratization and the instauration of democracy. Thanks to decolonization and the strong desire of people for more freedom and liberty, kingdoms such as the powerful kingdom of Sundjata Keita in Mali, the Zulu kingdom of Chaka in SouthAfrica, the powerful Abomey kingdom of Behanzin, the wassangari kingdom of Nikki in the Northern part of Benin, the powerful empire of the Britain to mention but the above lost their prestige and main powers and has become symbolic monarchies. The main aim of this paper is to explore how monarchs are selected in the United Kingdom and the kingdom of Nikki in Benin Republic. The research also focuses on the system of coronation in the two kingdoms for a better understanding and for the purpose of finding the common points and disparities between the two systems of traditional government.
Keywords : Selection; Coronation; Monarchs; United Kingdom; Nikki kingdom.