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El-Rufai Second Wife: See Other Young And Famous Nigerians That Also Tried Polygamy



The latest entrant into the realm of polygamy in Nigeria is the son of the outgoing Governor of Kaduna state, Bello El-Rufai.

Bello El-Rufai recently took a new wife in a private wedding in Abuja. Recall that in 2015, he married Kamilah. El Rufai.

Under civil law, Nigeria does not recognize polygamous unions. However, 12 out of the 36 Nigerian states recognize polygamous marriages as being equivalent to monogamous marriages. All twelve states are governed by Sharia Law.

Bello El-Rufai is a recently elected member of the House of Representatives member-elect representing Kaduna North.

However, he is not the first young Nigerian in recent time to partake in this growing trend. A number of young famous Nigerians are toeing that line.

While some religions and traditions support polygamy, the economic situation of the country makes it not a fantastic idea for many.

Nigeria is part of the “polygamy belt”, a region in West Africa and Central Africa where polygamy is common and deeply rooted in the culture.

In this article, we highlight a number of famous young Nigerians who have taken a second or more wives.


OJB Jezreel

Babatunde Okungbowa, known famously as OJB Jezreel or OJB, was considered by many as the greatest music producer ever to emerge from the continent Africa.

The singer-songwriter produced some of the greatest hit albums and singles in the history of afrobeat music.

He had worked with RuggedMan, Jazzman Olofin, Weird MC, Paul Ik Dairo, Daddy Showkey, Sir Shina Peters, Olu Maintain, Kcee, Faze, Iyanya, D’banj, Durella, Wizkid, Yemi Alade etc.

OJB Jezreel single-handedly produced ‘Face 2 Face’, the album that contained tracks like African Queen that catapulted 2Baba to superstardom.

Sadly, he passed away from kidney disease on June 14, 2016.

OJB was married to three wives: Mabel, June & Korede. Altogether, they gave him eight children.

His first son Ayokunle Okungbowa is the rising Gospel artist also known as Ayo Jezreel.


Ali Nuhu

Talented actor, director and producer Ali Nuhu is known for his amazing roles in both English and Hausa movies. He is also referred to as king of Kannywood or “Sarki Ali” by the media.

The 49-year old Ali is the husband to two beautiful wives. He married his second wife, Maryam Lamido on the 28th of July, 2020.


Segun Ogungbe

53-years old Segun Ogungbe is a leading Nollywood (Yoruba) actor and movie producer and director with several movies under his belt.

Ogungbe is married to two women, Atinuke and Omawunmi, also an actress in Nollywood.

One could argue that he is continuing the legacy of his late uncle Akin Ogungbe, a veteran of Nollywood actor who had 20 wives and 50 kids.

The Oyo-born actor has revealed that his wives have no problem with sharing him and staying under the same roof.


Naira Marley

32-year old Azeez Adeshina Fashola famously known as Naira Marley, is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”.

The British-Nigerian singer and song writer is currently married to two wives and has four beautiful children. His children include 2 girls and 2 boys.

This information about his polygamous marriage became public knowledge after Naira Marley landed in police net. In the statement that he released, he revealed that he has two wives and four children who are all British citizens and staying in the UK.


Ooni Of Ife

The 48-year old Oba Enitan Adeyeye Oguwusi, Ojaja II, recently held the entire media space of Nigeria to arrest as the news of his series of marriages rented the air.

After three failed marriages, the Ooni of Ife went on a marriage streak.

In the space of 45 days, between September and October 2022, the Yoruba monarch married six new wives.

The new brides include Mariam Anako,  Elizabeth Opeoluwa Akinmuda, Tobi Phillips, Ashley Afolashade Adegoke, Ronke Ademiluyi and Asake Temitope Morenike Adesegun.



Eccentric musician, Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, rose to fame in 2021 following the release of his single with Olamide and Poco Lee titled “Zazu”. Since then, he has always remained around controversial stoies.

Portable recently took a second wife, who later had a child for the singer.

His first wife, Bewaji, has come out a couple of times to corroborate the news while debunking the rumour that there is a rift between her and her husband’s new bride, Ashabi.


Oba Elegushi

Oba Alayeluwa Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Kusenla III, is the 21st Elegushi of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom in Lagos.

On 27 April 2010, the Government of Lagos State presented him with the office staff.

When he was crowned, he was 34 years, which made him the youngest king in Lagos State.

The 47-year old debonair monarch married his first wife, Olori Sekinat, in 2003, and they have three daughters.

In May 2019, he married a Kano indigene, Hadiza Yakasai, the daughter of Kano political figure Tanko Yakasai.


Ahmed Musa

Super Eagle star, Ahmed Musa, is Nigeria’s record-highest goal scorer at the world cup.

Musa has been married four times, but currently has two wives.

In 2019, following the crash of his earlier marriages, the former Leicester City forward officially took a third wife; in 2022, he added another one.


Yul Edochie

Yul Edochie, the son of famous veteran actor Pete Edochie, recently made the list of popular young Nigerians who are married to multiple  women.

On April 27, 2022, the 41-year old Yul made the announcement of his entrance into polygamy via his verified social media account.

The actor revealed that he had taken fellow actor, Judy Austin, as his second wife. They had a newborn son at the time of the announcement.

The thespian married his teenage heartthrob and first wife, May Edochie, in 2004.


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