Uganda- Businessman Ssaalongo Nsikonenne Habib Ssezzigu has set tongues wagging on the internet after wedding seven wives on the same day.
Nsikonenne marries sisters
Habib married the seven women, among them two biological sisters, in a beautiful wedding ceremony held at Bugereka village in Mukono district on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
The wives include Mariam, Madinah, Aisha, Zainabu, Fatuma, Rashida, and Musanyusa, who is Habib’s first wife and has been with him for seven years.
In a Facebook post, blogger Caleb Canaan said the function started at about 8am, when the brides were taken to local salons for styling before they were placed in waiting Super Custom vans with specialised plates bearing the names of each bride.
“After exchanging the marital vows, Nsikonnene, and his seven wives held a big procession led by boda boda cyclists, through the towns of Kalagi, Kasana, and Nakifuma before arriving at their home at 6pm in the evening,” he said.
Nsikonenne buys cars for wives
The highlight of the wedding ceremony was a concert as the couples moved in a convoy amidst applause from people lined up on roadsides to witness the ceremony.
“Some people could not believe that it was real, others said that it was the first time they would be witnessing such an event,” said Caanan.
The polygamous Nsikonenne also bought brand-new cars as presents for each one of his wives.
At the reception, the brides found their seats prepared, each labelled with their names. In his speech at the reception, he commended his wives for being loyal to him.
“My wives harbour no jealousy amongst themselves. I introduced them separately and decided to wed them all at once to make one big happy family,” he said.
He said that he will be adding 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.
According to the groom’s father, Hajj Abdul Ssemakula, polygamy has been the practice in this family, adding that his grandfather had six wives separated by curtains in a single house.
“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 many wives in Uganda at once.