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Oba of Benin welcomes quadruplets from fifth wife

The sexes of the babies who are yet to be named comprise three infant princesses and an infant prince.

• August 7, 2021
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.

The Benin Kingdom has witnessed royal additions as the Oba, Ewuare II, welcomed a set of quadruplets from his fifth wife, Queen (Oloi) Aisosa Ewuare II.

Mr Ewuare made the announcement at his palace on Friday in Benin amidst jubilation from guests.

The Oba had in May 2020, welcomed his first infant prince after he ascended the throne of his forebears as the 40th Oba of Benin from her Royal Highness, Queen (Oloi) Iyayota Ewuare II.

The sexes of the babies who are yet to be named comprise three infant princesses and an infant prince.

The monarch paid tribute to God Almighty and the ancestors for the blessing.

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

Queen (Oloi) Aisosa Ewuare II is the youngest among the wives of the Benin king.

The brief ceremony coincided with the visit of national executives of Immaculate Conception College, ICC, Benin which is the Oba’s Alma-mater.

The group was led by John Osa- Omoregie who thanked the king for his support towards the development of the school and sued for more support.

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