Photos of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku’ Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, and his youngest wife, Queen Aisosa, with their quadruplets, have gone viral on social media.
The monarch with his fifth and Queen Aisosa welcomed the quadruplets -three boys and a girl, in August 2021.
The Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, announced the arrival of the babies in a statement posted on the Oba of Benin’s official Facebook page.
He described the birth of the babies as an “unprecedented and historical event” in the Benin Royal family.
“By the grace of the Almighty God and the benevolence of our ancestors, the Benin Traditional Council on behalf of his royal majesty Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin and the Royal Palace of Benin kingdom, joyfully wish to announce that her royal highness, Queen Aisosa Ewuare of Benin Kingdom, has delivered a set of quadruplets (three boys and a girl). Yes quadruplets,” the statement read.