Music Producer, Babatunde Okungbowa popularly known as OJB Jezreel, tells Nonye Ben – Nwankwo� why he is married to three wives. Excerpts:
Your health challenge opened up a whole lot about your personal life; most people didn’t even know you had more than one wife and may be still counting…
I have reached the bus stop, there is no other wife coming.
Was it by choice or design that you have three wives?
It is everything. But predominantly, I think it is by design. Some people believe in destiny while
some others don’t. I think it was destined to happen. I believe in destiny. I don’t think I would have survived it if it weren’t destined to be. People get shocked that I have three wives because I don’t live like somebody who has three wives. Come to think of it, there is no particular way to live life. Am I supposed to wear three shirts because I have three wives? I don’t even advise people to have three wives and when I talk about it, they are shocked.
But you married three?
Oh yes I did. When I was growing up, I even said I was not going to get married. I said I would just have children. But see, it is not the same story now. I just feel it is destiny.
Don’t you regret it?
There is no regret. Initially, you would tell yourself that if you had one wife, this would have happened or that would have happened if you didn’t. But then again, you have to check and understand that life is in stages. I am appreciating life the way it is. Out of the marriages, I have eight beautiful children. When I look at them, I am happy. They are my investment.
Would it be correct to say you now have more affection for the wife that donated her kidney to you more than the others?
Definitely. In fact, affection is not even the word to use. I don’t even know what to say. She just did it. It wasn’t as if she was supposed to do it. I was shocked. I just look at her and I don’t say a word. I am not the kind of person who feels that she must donate her kidney because I am her husband, no. Such decisions should come naturally. Right now, I have more than affection for her.
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