Mohammed Bello Masaba, 87-year-old Nigerian faith healer, said exactly 107 times “I do”, but is currently married only to 86 wives between the ages of 19 and 64 because nine of them died over the years and divorced twelve.
But wait, it gets better. Maasaba is father of 185 children and his youngest child is one month old, while his extended family including in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews now numbers about 5,000!
Why did he do it, you ask? Because God told him so, of course.
“I get a revelation from God telling me any woman I’m going to marry. If it wasn’t from God, I wouldn’t have gone beyond two,” he explained to Los Angeles Times writer Robyn Dixon.
LA Times writer heard more unbelievable details – his wives claim they never fight and Maasaba still pleases them all!
“In his wisdom, God has given me the power and strength to give them the sexual portion they need. If I didn’t satisfy them, they would leave,” he said.
In 2008 Maasaba has prompted anger from Muslims and was arrested under Islamic law, which limits men to four wives, but after 57 wives testified on his behalf in the country’s High Court, he was freed without charge.