A Man Weds Seven Wives at Once in Uganda

Mukono Uganda | The Black Examiner – Ssaalongo Nsikonenne Habib Ssezzigu, a resident of Bugereka village in Mukono district, made history over the weekend by marrying seven wives simultaneously in a carefully organized ceremony in his village.

Notably, two of the seven wives wedded to Habib, who is a traditional healer, are biological sisters.

Following the exchange of marital vows, Nsikonnene and his seven wives embarked on a grand procession, led by bodaboda cyclists, passing through the towns of Kalagi, Kasana, and Nakifuma before reaching their home at 6 pm.

The wedding celebration commenced with a concert, as the couples moved in a convoy, receiving applause from spectators who lined the roadsides to witness this unprecedented event.

Many onlookers expressed disbelief, with some remarking that this was their first time witnessing such a historic event, doubting they would ever see another man like Habib engage in a similar ceremony in their lifetimes.

The seven wives who participated in this groundbreaking event include Mariam, Madinah, Aisha, Zainabu, Fatuma, Rashida, and Musanyusa, who is Habib’s first wife. In a gesture of generosity, Habib gifted each of his wives a new car.

At the reception, the brides, Aisha, Aisha, Fatuma, Sharifah, Rashida, Mariam, and Zainab, found their seats prepared, each labeled with their respective names. In his reception speech, Nsikonnene praised his wives for their loyalty and hinted at the possibility of adding more wives in the future.

He explained, “I introduced them separately and decided to wed them all at once to create one big, happy family.”

The groom’s father, Hajj Abdul Ssemakula, highlighted the family’s tradition of polygamy, noting that his grandfather had six wives who lived in separate curtained sections within a single house. He added, “My own late father had five wives, and I currently have four wives living together in one house.”

It is worth mentioning that Habib set a new record in Uganda by marrying multiple wives simultaneously, surpassing the previous record set by Ssemanda in 2019 when he married three wives in one ceremony.

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Busiinge Aggrey
Busiinge Aggrey
Business Aggrey" is a 23-year-old Ugandan journalist and Editor-in-Chief at The Black Examiner newspaper