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PHOTO: How Oba of Benin named his quadruplets

On Sunday, the Palace of the Oba of Benin was agog as Oba Ewuare II performed the naming ceremony for his quadruplets amid joy and fun.

Dignitaries from many walks of life were present during the royal naming ceremony.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Her Royal Highness, Oloi Aisosa Ewuare, delivered the quadruplets last August.

The colorful occasion began at the palace’s presidential office with the Oba formally presenting the babies to the entire royal family, chiefs, and top palace workers.

Different palace guilds, including Emelhe, Isikhuan groups (royal praise singers), including chiefs of different grades offered prayers and songs of prosperity to the royal family.

Oba Ewuare II carrying his quadruplets

Omo N’Oba Ewuare thereafter proceeded to the Ugha-Eroba axis (ancestral ceremonial hall) of the palace where prayers of protection, guidance and prosperity were made for the three infant princes and a princess at the ancient alter of their forebear.

Shortly after the prayers in line with the palace tradition, Oba Ewuare gave names to his new babies which was announced by Chief Letema who acted in absent of Head of Ihogbe group, Chief Ihama.

The names were Odoligie, Utomwen Azaka, Amadin and Iriagbonse.

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