Yul Edochie, 3 other Nollywood actors who have two wives

Deborah Dan-Awoh

Nollywood actors like Yul Edochie recently unveiled his second wife, Judy Austin Moghalu and the news has set social media ablaze!

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie takes a second wife

Generally, marriage is the union of two people to become husband and wife. And there are various kinds of marriage relationships, monogamy- is the marriage of one man and one wife while Polygamy is the marriage of one man and more than one wife.

Despite the horror stories of polygamy and the adverse effect on society, children, and the world, some Nollywood actors have decided to tread the path of Polygamy. Some of these celebrity Nigerians are from the Yoruba acting industry and others are from the Igbo speaking.

While a polygamous marriage may have worked well for a few of these Nollywood actors, for others all hell has been loose.

Take a look at Yul Edochie and 4 other Nollywood actors that are married to more than one woman.

Yul Edochie and his two wives May Edochie and Judy Austin

Yul Edochie

Popular Nollywood actor and son of veteran actor Yul Edochie is married to May Aligwe and has 3 sons and a daughter. Their names are Kambi Edochie, Dani Edochie, Karl Edochie, and Victory Zane Chukwubuike Yul Edochie.

Recently Adichie announced the arrival of his son with his second wife, Judy Moghalu via his Instagram page on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

"It’s time for the world to meet my son. His name is STAR DIKE MUNACHIMSO YUL-EDOCHIE. Born by my second wife @judyaustin1 And I love him so much, just as much as I love my other children," he captioned the photo. Judy Austin is a fellow Nollywood Actress.

The 40-year old Nigerian actor's second wife announcement met with massive online resistance. While some labeled him a fraud and a traitor others have simply blamed Judy Austin for swaying Yul's attention to herself.

In a more bitter reaction May Edochie, Yul's first wife of 17 years blasted her husband's post in the comment section. 

She wrote, “May God judge you both.”

Funny enough, May gave hints about troubles in her marriage in November 2021 after she shared a cryptic message on IG.

In the message, she advised men to cater to women who had been there for them in their low moments.

Other celebrities have dropped their two cents on the matter. Uche Maduagwu, a Nigerian actor also expressed displeasure at Yul's announcement and told him there was no way he would ever become president.

Yul Edochie had earlier expressed interest to run for the Presidency in 2023.

Segun Ogungbe and his two wives

2. Segun Ogungbe

Yoruba actor, Segun Ogungbe is married to two wives, Atinuke Ogungbe and Omowunmi Ajiboye. He first got married to his first wife, Atinuke before he married Omowunmi, a Yoruba actress.

Although it is not known precisely when he got married to Atinuke, who has featured in one of his movies in 2017, he got married to Omowunmi in 2015.

He has two children with his first wife, Atinuke, and also two children with Omowunmi who gave birth to the second boy on May 30th, 2020.

During their birthdays last year, Segun Ogunbe celebrated both wives publicly.

Taiwo Hassan and his two wives

3. Taiwo Hassan

Veteran Yoruba actor, Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo, who became a household name with an increasing fan base has starred in many movies including Omin, Bolode o’ku, Obinrin sowanu, etc.

Taiwo Babajide Al Hassan(Ogogo) is happily married to two beautiful wives, his first wife is called Mrs. Taiwo Ajoke, while his second wife is known as Mrs. Taibat Taiwo. In this case Taiwo Hassan has a healthy polygamous marriage.

Veteran Yoruba actor with two wives

4.Adebayo Salami

Veteran actor Adebayo Salami is married to more than one wife; Alhaja Risikat Ejide is the actor's first wife. According to an interview in 2013  he spoke about his polygamous marriage. 

"Please let’s leave the number of wives. I don’t want to talk about that. I met my first wife in secondary school and I met the second wife through my younger sister."

Last year his celebrated his second wife, Nosimot on his Instagram page Adebayo Salami is the father of 18 children, he has nine daughters and nine sons..