Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Meet the king with 100 wives, 500 children

According to Face2Face Africa, a king in north-west Cameroon, Abumbi II, has 100 wives and 500 children. The 11th king of the Bafut, he ascended the throne when his father, King Achirimbi, died in 1968. After becoming the tribe’s traditional ruler, he also inherited his father’s 72 wives.
 
That inherited harem of women added to the 28 he already married to swell the count to 100. In an interview with the media, his third wife, Queen Constance said: “Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman. 
It was gathered that the queens appear to be educated and even command great significance in the community. 
King Abumbi said that his wives are very important to him as he talked about his duty of blending the traditional with the modern so that there is no conflict. His palace called Ntoh has been a major tourist centre and is listed as one of the world’s sites that are gravely endangered. Though the monarchical system has been checked in this modern time, he still commands some power under the jurisdiction of the government of Cameroon. 

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