Igbo Man With 57 Wives, 300 Children, Marries 18-Year-Old Woman (PHOTOS)

Igbo Man With 57 Wives, 300 Children, Marries 18-Year-Old Woman (PHOTOS)

Remember Chief Simon Odo, the 69-year-old herbalist who has 57 wives in Aji, Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, he has taken up a new wife.

Odo, who has over 300 children from his wives, is a great grand father and the only son of his parents.man with 56 wives

Odo’s 18-year old bride identified only as Chidinma, from Okutu in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state, is his 58th wife.

The polygamist, also known as Onuwa, had in 2015, revealed his plans to create his own village with his large family.

Also known as King Solomon of Africa and King of Satan, the herbalist has vowed to continue marrying fresh wives as long as he is still fit to satisfy them never to stop taking new wives as long as he is still fit and capable to take care and satisfy them.

68-year old herbalist , Chief  Simon Odo from Enugu state with 56 wives and 300 children
68-year old herbalist , Chief Simon Odo from Enugu state with 56 wives and 300 children

Speak during an interview, with newsmen, Odo said: “I was born in 1947, on the day they had an eclipse of the sun and the moon. There was darkness in the afternoon on the day I was born. I was the only son of my parents.

“I was baptised as a Christian in the Catholic Church and I even became a mass servant under Rev Father Desmond McGlade. I however became a herbalist because of circumstances beyond my control.

“As I said, I was the only son of my parents but because some of his relations wanted to take over his landed property, they poisoned me. I contracted tuberculosis and had to be treated for years.

“At a point, I was even unable to walk for about five years because I became lame. I ran to Ondo State in the South West, where I trained to become a herbalist at the age of 15, before returning to the village.

“I married 15 wives when my father was alive and the situation prolonged his life. He died in 1992 at the ripe old age of over 90 years.

“Any of my children who chooses to become a Christian is free to do so, provided he/she must become a Catholic. I don’t like the Pentecostal churches.

“People think that I feed many of my wives and children but this is not true. Most of my children are grown up. The boys among them usually marry and go to their own houses just like the girls who marry and follow their husbands to their places.

“However, my wives cook food for the whole family in turns. For example, if it is the turn of Ada or Omada to cook, she would invite five of her colleagues to assist her in cooking. One woman cooks for everybody in the house at a time but my other wives would always assist such a person.”


  1. When I told Ikemba Ojukwu that my grand father His Royal Highness, Eze Njoku Ogbu Onyekwere, Nfunala 1 of Ahiara, MBE (1860 – 1970) married 65 wives only, he shouted”That was a man, that was a man” I also told him that the famous Ahiara Declaration which he declared took place on my grand father’s land. You may get more info if you look at my book “Igbo Idioms” by Mark Uzomba Onyekwere, which is in google, amazon, etc.
    Chief Udo is a real man and I wish him and his large family all the best.

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