- Omo N’Oba Ewuare II has reportedly welcomed a newborn son with second wife, Queen Iyayota
- The Oba of Benin welcomed the baby boy over three years after his installation as king in 2016
- The king who announced this at a press briefing on May 18, stated that both mother and child are fine
Celebrations are in order for the kingdom of Benin as the Oba, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II and his second wife, Queen Iyayota as they recently welcomed their newborn child, a bouncing baby boy.
This comes over three years after the monarch ascended the throne in 2016. The Oba made the announcement at a press briefing at his palace through the Iyase of Benin, on Monday, May 18.
The Oba thanked God and the ancestors for the baby, noting that mother and child are alive, hale and healthy.
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“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 Iyayota of Benin Kingdom has been delivered of a bouncing baby boy. The prince and his mother are in excellent health and good spirits,” the traditional ruler said.
"It is our prayers that the prince will grow in good health and that he shall be blessed immeasurably by the Almighty God and, the great royal ancestors with the wisdom, kindness and generosity, knowledge and courage of his illustrious father, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II,” he prayed.
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In other news, wife of Ooni of Ife and prophetess, Queen Morenike Naomi Oluwaseyi, recently had some words for rumour mongers spreading the news that her marriage to the monarch has allegedly hit the rocks.
In a recent Instagram page, the 27-year-old questioned why people were quick to spread unverified news, stating that some were simply eager to hear negative things about her marriage to the king.
It may appear that the rumours started due to her lack of activity on social media. The queen went on to explain that she had simply been busy with ministrations due to the global pandemic.