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Media Alert from Office of University Communications

July 1, 2009

“Village” Celebrates African Princess’ Delivery of Quadruplets at Howard University Hospital

WHO: Folashade Omoleye, one of the descendants of the king of Lagos, Nigeria, her husband, members of her immediate family, the D.C. “village” made up of those from her original home in Nigeria and Howard University Hospital employees

WHAT: Omoleye is scheduled to deliver quadruplets Wednesday morning at Howard University Hospital. The family has been trying to have children for five years. Later that day, about 100 of her friends and family are expected to descend upon the hospital after being notified of the births by her husband. They will gather for a joyous reception in Freedmen’s Hall and be taken in groups to view the new arrivals. Additionally, friends and hospital employees will pledge to pay for gifts – diapers, baby formula, strollers, play pens, car seats, wet wipes, etc. — from a “Hope Tree” to help the family take care of the children.

WHEN: Babies will be delivered at 9 a.m. and will be available for filming with the father at around 10:30 a.m. Mother will not be available. Families are expected to begin gathering at noon. 

WHERE: Howard University Hospital’s Freedmen’s Hall, 2041 Georgia Avenue.

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