Rita Daniels, the mother of popular actress Regina Daniels, should be held responsible, according to Uche Maduagwu, for gifting her daughter Regina to Ned all in the name of marriage.
This comes after Ned Nwoko accused southern Nigerian men of contributing to society’s prostitution by avoiding polygamy.
In an interview with The Guardian, Ned stated that “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 prostitution.”
What some of our girls do to make ends meet is regrettable, and if our men follow in the footsteps of their northern counterparts by having more than one wife, it may change the situation.”
“The average southerner may only have one wife, but he has many girlfriends, and he spends his money on them, sometimes even more than on his wife.” A man with three wives, for example, focuses on them and his children; every penny he earns is spent on the family, and he is less likely to have girlfriends or concubines. The money spent on multiple girlfriends is a gift, not an investment in the family.”
Nwoko, who has several wives, went on to say that he and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, are serving Nigeria by marrying so many women.
“My grandfather, the Ooni’s grandfather, and the then Olowo of Owo took many photographs together,” he explained. So the Ooni and I share that kind of history, because our grandfathers were both kings who served Nigeria in that capacity. And we are now serving Nigeria by having a large number of wives.”
In response to his viewpoint, Uche Maduagwu took to social media and wrote, “Seriously? And he wants to represent Delta people in a KUNU way? We blame Na Regina Mama for Dashing you her Pikin.”
Uche stated that marrying many wives will not stop prostitution, citing King Solomon in the Bible as an example. “King Solomon, who had 300 wives, Abeg, did that stop him from having hundreds of Concubines?” he wrote.