Ssaalongo Nsikonenne Habib Ssezzigu, a businessman from Uganda, married seven women on the same day.
On September 10, 2023, a wedding ceremony was place in Bugereka Village, Mukono District.
He married seven women, two of whom are biological sisters. The event began at around 8 a.m., when the ladies were driven to nearby salons for styling before being put in ready Super Custom vans with personalized license plates showing each bride’s name.
After exchanging vows, Nsikonnene and his seven wives staged a large parade through the towns of Kalagi, Kasana, and Nakifuma, which was led by boda boda bicycles, before making their way to their house at 6 o’clock in the evening.
As the couples traveled in a convoy while being applauded by onlookers who had gathered along the route to observe the ritual, a concert marked the beginning of the wedding ceremony.
Some others had trouble believing it was real, while others claimed it was their first time seeing such a thing.
Mariam, Madinah, Aisha, Zainabu, Fatuma, Rashida, and Musanyusa, who has been Habib’s first wife for seven years, are among the spouses.
As gifts for all of his wives, Habib also purchased brand-new vehicles.
The brides arrived at the reception to find their chairs ready and marked with their names. In his address during the event, Nsikonnene thanked his wife for their devotion to him.
“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 said that in the future he will be adding some more wives. “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 noted that polygamy has been the practice in this family adding that his grandfather had six wives who were 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.