Monogamy is not Igbo culture – Ned Nwoko

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Monogamy is not Igbo culture - Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko, a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels, has explained the economic reason behind his polygamy choice and how it helps save society in a recent interview with BBC Igbo.

According to him: “The average Northerner marrying two, three, four women, they are helping the society because it is the economic downturn that has affected so many women who you see doing prostitution and all that.

“But the fallacy of it all is that Christianity does not allow that in the South and yet, the average Southern man has 10 girlfriends.”

Ned Nwoko who has six wives complained about how enlightenment has encouraged monogamy even though it is not the Igbo culture.

In his words;

“I love my culture as I know it, not as they are trying to dilute it. Igbo culture is wonderful and should be promoted the way it has always been.

But even looking at that, look at your population in Nigeria and what I will call the economy of marriage, as an Igbo man with one wife, four children, a Northerner has four wives with five children each, in the next 10 years, 20 years, imagine the population of the Northerners.”