Oba of Benin’s wife gives birth to quadruplets

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has welcomed quadruplets into the Benin Royal Family from his fifth wife, Queen (Oloi) Aisosa Ewuare II.

Oba Ewuare made the announcement at his palace in Benin on Friday, amid jubilation from guests. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Oba welcomed his first infant prince in May 2020, after ascended the throne of his forefathers as the 40th Oba of Benin from her Royal Highness, Queen (Oloi) Iyayota Ewuare II.

The sexes of the unnamed babies are three infant princesses and one infant prince.

The monarch thanked God Almighty and his ancestors for the blessing.

Ohen-Osa Igbinoghodua Edebiri, the presiding priest of the oldest West African Church, better known as Holy Aruosa Church, prayed to God for wisdom and guidance for the newborns.

The brief ceremony coincided with the visit of national executives from the Oba’s alma mater, Immaculate Conception College, ICC, Benin.

The group was led by John Osa-Omoregie, who thanked the king for his assistance in the development of the school and requested additional funding.


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