Queen Owamagbe, one of Oba’s wives from Benin, Oba Ewuare II has given birth to a bouncing baby girl.
The princess’s birth coincides with the birthday and coronation anniversary of Oba of Benin.
A statement signed by Frank Irabor, secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, and made available to journalists in Benin on Monday, said the princess was born on October 20.
The statement explains that the announcement has been delayed until now due to the tension generated by the #EndSars protests in October.
“The Traditional Council of Benin, on behalf of Her Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare 11, and the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Benin, joyfully announce that Her Royal Highness, Queen Owamagbe of the Kingdom of Benin, has given birth to a baby girl .
“The Infanta Princess and her mother are in excellent health and in good spirits.
“Our prayers are for the princess to grow up in good health, excellence and grace and to be blessed by Almighty God,” the statement said.