- The Oba of Benin has welcomed four children (three boys and a girl) at once from his fifth and youngest wife, Aisosa
- The news which was announced on Friday, August 6, did not state when the naming ceremony would take place
- Nigerians took to social media to celebrate with the family as some said the monarch is a king who always stands stall
The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, and his fifth wife, Queen Aisosa, has welcomed a set of quadruplets - three boys and a girl.
Frank Irabor, the secretary of the Benin traditional council, made the news known in a statement on Friday night, August 6, Premium Times reports.
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The secretary said that the birth is such a historical event. The statement also noted that the children and their mother are in good health.
It should, however, be noted that the naming ceremony of the birth has not been announced yet. The palace said it will make it known later.
When the news of the birth was shared on Instagram by LindaIkeji, many people jubilated and had a lot to say.
What a blessing
Legit.ng compiled some of their reactions below:
"I so much love how Benin people are keeping the totality of their culture and traditions without allowing any adultrating western influence. So sweet."
"This is the real. Respected and revered by his own people. The only king that never stands up even for a president, rather, it is the president that stands. Benin culture is deep and strong."
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"Congratulations to the entire Benin kingdom, three boys and a girl."
"Wow, Big Congratulations."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, Lukas Osarobo, wowed many people as he designed a big bronze plaque in the Benin kingdom.
He said the piece of artwork is the largest ever made in Benin. Luka who is a multi-disciplinary artist stated that he made it to show that the Benin bronze pieces which were stolen are still housed in many foreign museums around the world.
He added that Benin artwork has been for many years treated like regular pieces of art. Members of the Benin kingdom stood in amazement as they looked at the artistic hieroglyphs on the plaque.