A man who married seven brides in a single say has told how he will be back for more.
Devout muslim Habib Nsikonnene, 43, married his wives, including two sisters, in a day-long ceremony in Namasengere, Uganda.
The wedding day began at 8:00am with a fleet of vans to whisk each bride to beauty salons and hairdressers to prepare for the ceremony.
Each bride wore white and was married at their own home in a traditional ceremony on 10th September.
Then the new wives and guests were ferried to a reception at groom Habib’s home in a fleet of 40 limos and 30 outrider motorcyles, reports local media.
Local media named the wives only as Aisha, Fatuma, Sharifah, Rashida, Mariam, Zainab and another Aisha.
All seven brides spent their honeymoon night at Habib’s home.
At the reception, Habib thanked his wives for waiting for him, some for seven years.
Wealthy traditional healer Habib explained: “I introduced them separately and decided to wed them all at once to make one big happy family.
“I am still a young man and in the near future, God willing, I cannot say this is the end of it.”
His father, Hajj Abdul Ssemakula, said the family had long practiced polygamy, which is legal in Uganda.
He said: “My grandfather had six wives who were separated by curtains in a single house.
“My own late father had five wives and I myself have four wives who live in one house.”
Now Habib has become a local hero after putting his remote village on the map.
Emmanuel Owere, the Namasengere Village chairperson, said: “This man with rare qualities settled in this village about four years ago.
“He came and bought land here and introduced himself to me as a traditional healer.
“We allowed him to practice his trade.
“We had no idea when he moved here that he would bring us fame.
“Our village’s name is everywhere.”