Nigerian billionaire Prince Ned Nwoko has urged men to redirect the money and resources they spend on side chicks and girlfriends toward taking more wives.
According to Ned Nwoko, who has several wives, the most recent of which is actress Regina Daniels, his decision to marry more wives is in the best interests of his country, just like the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, who has six wives.
Regina Daniels’ husband sang about polygamous men in a viral interview with The Guadian. He stated: “My grandfather and the Ooni’s grandfather and the then Olowo of Owo took many photographs together. So, the Ooni and I have that kind of common background, because our grandfathers were kings and served Nigeria in that capacity. And we are now also serving Nigeria by having many wives.”
Mr. Nwoko, who currently has 19 children, highlighted the role of polygamous men in society, saying that men of his caliber focus on their homes and children by investing their money in the lives and development of their wives rather than taking girlfriends outside their marriage.
“The money those with multiple girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family,” said Prince Ned Nwoko, a former House of Representatives member who is currently running for the Delta North senatorial seat.
“Many women are out there on their own without husbands, especially in the southern part of the country, and there is a high level of prostitution. What some of our girls do to make ends meet is regrettable and if our men emulate their northern counterparts by having more than one wife, that could probably change the situation.
“The average southern may have only one wife, but many girlfriends also, and he is spending his money on the girlfriends; sometimes even more than on his wife. The man who has three wives, for instance, concentrates on them and his children; every money he makes is spent on the family and he is more likely not to have any girlfriends or concubines.