The Benin monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has welcomed a set of quadruplets from his fifth wife, Princess (Oloi) Esosa Ewuare II, into the Benin royal family.
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.
The first prince was born Princess (Oloi) Iyayota Ewuare II.
The traditional ruler announced the birth of the quadruplets – three males and one female – in his palace on Friday amid jubilation by guests.
He thanked God and the ancestors for the blessing of the babies.
The presiding priest of the oldest West African Church, better known as Holy Aruosa Church, Ohen-Osa Igbinoghodua Edebiri, offered prayer to God for wisdom and guidance for the new-born babies.
The brief ceremony coincided with the visit of national executives of Immaculate Conception College, Benin City in which is the alma mater of Oba Ewuare II.
The group, led John Osa-Omoregie, thanked the Benin monarch for his support towards the development of the school and pleaded for more support.