Published on: September 17, 2021

Meet the king with 100 wives, 500 children

– King Abumbi II of north-west Cameroon has a large harem of 100 queens and he is a father to 500 children – It should be noted that he personally married 28 wives while 72 were part of his inheritances from his father, King Achirimbi – The monarch’s wives are not only well-spoken but they occupy a prideful place in the society 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 200. In an interview with the media, his third wife, Queen Constance said: “Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman.

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“Our tradition has it that when you are king, the elderly wives remain to hand down the tradition to the younger wives, and also to teach the king the tradition because the king had been a prince, not a king.” It was gathered that the queens appear to be educated and even command great significance in the community.

A collage showing the King and some of his wives. Photos sources: CNN/Alamy

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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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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