Nigerian celebrity actors who are polygamous

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Nollywood star Yul Edochie surprised the world when he revealed that he had a son from a different lady, whom he has now announced to be his second wife (more on that later).

His remarks have sparked several debates and discussions regarding whether polygamy is morally acceptable.

Below are Nollywood Actors Who Are Married to More Than One woman;

Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie is undoubtedly first on our list. The actor, who has been married to his wife May for seventeen years, announced on social media on April 27, 2022, that he had a son outside of their marriage with another lady, with whom he had sex while they were still married. Furthermore, he called the son’s wife his second wife in his Instagram statement. His statement read as follows:

It’s time for the world to meet my son. His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO [email protected] Born by my second wife @judyaustin1. And I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children.

Salami Adebayo

Salami Adebayo, sometimes referred to as Oga Bello, is a well-known Nollywood actor and the father of Femi Adebayo. Oga Bello is wed to two different women. Alhaja Ejide, whom he originally met in elementary school, was his first wife. Later on, they developed a love relationship after becoming friends. They have been wed for more than 40 years.

Through his younger sister, Oga Bello got acquainted with Iya Lai, his second wife. He said the following in an interview about managing a polygamous home:

It is not easy to run a polygamous house, and it is only by God’s grace one can do that. It cannot be applicable to everybody. The best marriage is that of one man and a wife, but if any of my children’s destiny is to have more than a wife, then there is nothing I can do about it. I believe I am destined to be a polygamous person.

Taiwo Hassan Ogogo

Taiwo Hassan popularly known as Ogogo is a popular Yoruba actor who is also married to more than one wife. He is married to two women, Ajoke Taiwo, and Taibat Taiwo. According to Ogogo:

I believe everything in life has to do with destiny. I swore I’d never have a second wife since I’d never been a fan of polygamy, but it happened for a reason, and I believe it was for a reason.

Jide Kosoko

Beloved Nollywood actor Jide Kosoko is the final man on today’s list. The talented actor was married to two women earlier in her life, but unfortunately lost both women eleven months apart during child month. After that, he went ahead to marry two more women bringing his overall total of wives to four. Speaking about it, Jide said:

I never envisaged being a polygamist though I am a product of one. My parents didn’t support it either. My first wife was a businesswoman. I craved for somebody who was in the same field as me. In those days, the best advice you can get is from your better half and that was how the second woman came to be. Along the line, I lost the two to childbirths within 11 months interval. I had seven children at that time, so I didn’t plan remarrying or having more children again.

But after much persuasion from my doctor and relatives, I decided to have a woman with the agreement of not having more children but a complete African woman will not agree to that. One thing led to the other and I got two women again. So being a polygamist is not intentional but God’s design which I do not have a right over

Segun Ogungbe

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Another Nollywood actor who has married to more than wife is actor Segun Ogungbe. Segun’s late uncle, Akin Ogungbe, actually married 20 wives and had 50 children so for Segun, 2 is nothing in comparison. Segun and his wives, Atinuke and Omowunmi, all live in perfect unison according to him. He said during an interview:

I have a peaceful household. God has blessed me with wives that understand each other. It is only God that can help a man have a peaceful home. However, for those who think that I would have about 20 wives like my uncle; all I have to say is that they should mind their business


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