A Ugandan businessman, Ssaalongo Nsikonenne Habib Ssezzigu, recently caused a buzz in his country after marrying seven wives on the same day.
The grand wedding ceremony took place in Bugereka village, located in the Mukono district, on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Interestingly, two of the seven wives he married are biological sisters
The celebrations commenced at 8 am in the morning as the brides were taken to a local salon for hairstyling. Subsequently, they were transported in Super Custom vans, each bearing the name of one of the brides.
Following the exchange of marriage vows, Nsikonnene and his seven wives embarked on a grand procession led by boda boda cyclists. They passed through the towns of Kalagi, Kasana, and Nakifuma, ultimately reaching their new residence at 6 pm in the evening.
The wedding festivities began with a concert, drawing enthusiastic spectators who lined the roadsides to witness this extraordinary event. Some were in disbelief, while others mentioned that it was their first time witnessing such a wedding.
The seven wives, namely Mariam, Madinah, Aisha, Zainabu, Fatuma, Rashida, and Musanyusa (Habib’s first wife of seven years), were all bestowed with new cars as gifts from the groom.
At the reception, each bride had an assigned seat marked with her name. During his reception speech, Nsikonnene expressed his appreciation for his wives’ loyalty and devotion.
My wives harbour no jealousy amongst themselves,” he declared with pride.
“I introduced them separately and decided to wed them all at once to make one big happy family,”
He added that he might marry more wives in the future.
“I am still a young man and in the near future, God willing, I cannot say this is the end of it,” he added.
The groom’s father Hajj Abdul Ssemakula, remarked that polygamy has been a long-standing tradition within their family.
He further revealed that even his grandfather practiced polygamy as he married six wives residing in the same house, separated by curtains.
“My own late father had 5 wives and I myself have four wives who live in one house,” he said.
It is said that Habib broke the record of marrying seven wives at once in Uganda.
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