In 2001, Nigeria recorded the birth of Africa’s first set of quintuplets in a neighbourhood in Benin City, Edo State.
The young quintuplets survived their first year. The quintuplets shared the same big eye-balls. They looked alike as they ran from mum to dad and grandma, laughing. The day was one of joy. Celebration was in the air for the quintuplets on their first birthday.
At the home of the Nwankwos on Emokaro Street, at the Etete Area of Benin City, friends, neighbours and well wishers got together 10 January to thank the Almighty God in a very big way, for sparing the lives of the quintuplets who bear such names as Goodness (or First Lady) Allwell, Miracle, Praise and Favour. Getting them to pose for the camera, as they pranced all aover the living room, was not a mean task.
The set of quintuplets has continued to beat the odds and have just celebrated their 17th birthday.