Billionaire businessman and actress Rigna Daniels’ husband, Prince Ned Nwoko, says southern Nigerian men, who shun polygamy are contributing to prostit¥tion in society.
Speaking in an interview with Guardian Nigeria on Saturday, December 3, the politician, who has four wives and 19 children, said he is serving Nigeria by marrying many wives.
“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 prostit¥tion. 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 man has 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. The money those with several girlfriends spend on them is a gift, not an investment in the family.
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,” he said.