Black Skinned Beauties!:QUEEN MOTHERS OF ALL BEAUTY!

April 14, 2008 by

OYINKANSOLA-OMO DUDU OLEWA!

BSB9BSB5BSBBSB6BSB7BSB8BSB11BSB10BSB1

miss israel

miss israel

a-a-lupita-nyongo-hbo-golden-globe-awards-2014_4023275.jpg

1525739 604532456294403 1286446487 n

1013956 814076465275999 262834540 n

OMOLARA

EBERE-A IGBO BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!

DOLAPO-A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY FROM YORUBALAND,NIGERIA!

BLACK AND VERY BEAUTIFUL CHINONYE-EZIGBO NWUNYE(A GOOD WIFE IN IGBO LANGUAGE)-NNE UCHE NA CHIKA(MOTHER OF…)

BLACK BEAUTY MEETS BLACK BEAUTY FOR REAL!WYCLEAF AND OUR BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY VENUS WILLIAMS-THE MOST FAMOUS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-I PRAY FOR YOU A HANDSOME BLACK HUSBAND LIKE THIS FOR YOU VENUS!

VENUS WILLIAMS-A TRUE BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WHO LOOKS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL IN AFRICAN BRAIDS!

THE MOST FAMOUS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!

8 YEAR OLD BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WENDY KASUMU WINS"LITTLE MISS MODEL 2007 "WORLD CONTEST IN TURKEY! BLACK TRULY IS BEAUTIFUL!

8 YEAR OLD BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WENDY KASUMU WINS\”LITTLE MISS MODEL 2007 \”WORLD CONTEST IN TURKEY! BLACK TRULY IS BEAUTIFUL!

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SALIS RE has a blog-sisterlockswithstyle.blogspot.com

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SALIS RE has a blog-sisterlockswithstyle.blogspot.com

TALK ABOUT BLACK BEAUTY MEETS BLACK BEAUTY! THE PERFECT BLACK COUPLE! CLAUDINETTE ,A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK SKINNED HUSBAND WYCLEF JEAN WHO LOVES HER BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN! AND YOU WILL TOO!

TALK ABOUT BLACK BEAUTY MEETS BLACK BEAUTY! THE PERFECT BLACK COUPLE! CLAUDINETTE ,A BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK SKINNED HUSBAND WYCLEF JEAN WHO LOVES HER BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKIN! AND YOU WILL TOO!

PAULETTA WASHINGTON'S BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER DENZEL WASHINGTON!

PAULETTA WASHINGTON\’S BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER DENZEL WASHINGTON!

PAULETTA WASHINGTON,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK MAN FOR A HUSBAND! YOU CAN TOO!

PAULETTA WASHINGTON,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY GOT HER A FINE BLACK MAN FOR A HUSBAND! YOU CAN TOO!

'SUSAN' -PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREA DAQUINO

\’SUSAN\’ -PHOTOGRAPHED BY ANDREA DAQUINO

4547_1154604101852_1130188385_456483_5264236_nBLACK_LADIESskin_beauty

ROKIA TRAORE,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY MALIAN SINGER

ROKIA TRAORE,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY MALIAN SINGER

0black%20afater%20black%20and%20whiteUntitled-16_fullBlackBeautyPowdermodify

OUR FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY MICHELLE OBAMA ON NEWSWEEK DEC.2008 COVER

OUR FIRST BLACK FIRST LADY-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY MICHELLE OBAMA ON NEWSWEEK DEC.2008 COVER

n1214538598_30131763_4724524

TOSYN BUKNOR-WITER,BLOGGER,SINGER,TV PERSONALITY IN NIGERIA,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SUPREME!

TOSYN BUKNOR-WITER,BLOGGER,SINGER,TV PERSONALITY IN NIGERIA,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SUPREME!

picsrv_fashionweekdaily_com2picsrv_fashionweekdaily_com1picsrv_fashionweekdaily_com

A TRULY BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY DOLL AT LAST!

A TRULY BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY DOLL AT LAST!

2714463807_8ee728b7402920836235_3652546d3c_m2709775367_aa67edcb5f2710587504_2fb85da5dc_m2830091552_aff9a75af8_m2842519513_03c140d4a1_m3078187170_fddc9cdb6d

TANZANIAN BLACK BEAUTY

TANZANIAN BLACK BEAUTY

1488520670_fddc84f949_m3359893035_8c2a566b46_m1717458575_ec54d42dc1_m825329468_a584e8f761_m2390625354_0734f91e32_m2125258116_6d1fee0b23_m3035246240_385897208c_m1448821624_4a64f5551a

CHARISMALLOVER/OLUWABUNMI

CHARISMALLOVER/OLUWABUNMI

2352456926_6026d6aa1d

ETHIOPIAN YOUNG BEAUTY

ETHIOPIAN YOUNG BEAUTY

ETHIOPIAN BEAUTY

ETHIOPIAN BEAUTY

2658_1037169729562_1235040867_30097676_6862519_n

OYINKANSOLA,OMO DUDU OLEWA YORUBA NI america

OYINKANSOLA,OMO DUDU OLEWA YORUBA NI america

untitledgeorgie2oluchikinee_dioufnina_simone1alek_wek2259-500w

TANZANIA

TANZANIA

A JAMAICAN BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY BASED IN EUROPE!

A JAMAICAN BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY BASED IN EUROPE!

ALEK AND THE BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL CHILD ABOUK,ALSO FROM SUDAN(AFRICA)

ALEK AND THE BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL CHILD ABOUK,ALSO FROM SUDAN(AFRICA)

THE GREAT BLACK BEAUTY SISTER NINA SIMONE

THE GREAT BLACK BEAUTY SISTER NINA SIMONE

00050m1Qatar Tennis WTA Championships

OMO DUDU OLEWA,BLACK BEAUTY OYINDAMOLA(in amerikkka)

OMO DUDU OLEWA,BLACK BEAUTY OYINDAMOLA(in amerikkka)

340xQatar Tennis WTA Championships

2360668hetzspgtow_ph

Miss Africans

Venus and Serena Williams

00390m

mY FAVORITE MODEL ALEX WEK

braids

3-8

00050m

Photobucket

jacob2
asha_mandela_hair1
147678764_486e279966

51dtccog4tl__ss500_

serena williams

Venus and Serena Williams

Venus WIlliams

Venus and Serena Williams

Venus Williams
jennifer-hudson-spotlight00_jpg_w300h3002
eboka41

93acf5be2485b43a
_wsb_374x342_africanwoman

04e4237487ce30b81
18523-9black-women-in-white-clothing-pose-for-tourists-havana-cuba-posters

2952672320038262601kfirrw_th

july-08-ymib-gorgeous-black-woman1

may-08-ymib-atong1

venus-williams-3

_41987898_02nokia_afp

00120m

makeba_033_sm

Photobucket

(A picture of charismaallover with Egyptian headdress)


SERENA IN HER NATURAL BRAIDS-A TRUE BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY! HOPE YOU GO BACK TO NATURAL HAIR STYLES AND STOP THIS IMITATION WHITE GIRL LOOK YOU AND VENUS ARE NOW INTO!

AS you can see, I’m a beautiful girl because I’m dark in complexion. I like to look nice and beautiful always. My mum always encourages me every time I appear clean, that, I’m black and I’m shining. I sweep my room, lay my bed and clean our sitting room always. I learn how to be clean from my mum because she dresses well. She is my role model when it comes to looking good. - Iremide Oyelaja, 10-year-old, Pry 4. (THIS NIGERIAN MOTHER TAUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO BE PROUD OF HER BLACK BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLOR UNLIKE MICHAEL JACKSON'S FATHER WHO TOLD HIM HIS BLACK FEATURES WERE UGLY! TEACH YOUR BLACK CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR BLACK FEATURES-NOSE,MOUTH,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!(IBADAN,NIGERIA)

AS you can see, I’m a beautiful girl because I’m dark in complexion. I like to look nice and beautiful always. My mum always encourages me every time I appear clean, that, I’m black and I’m shining. I sweep my room, lay my bed and clean our sitting room always. I learn how to be clean from my mum because she dresses well. She is my role model when it comes to looking good. - Iremide Oyelaja, 10-year-old, Pry 4. (THIS NIGERIAN MOTHER TAUGHT HER DAUGHTER TO BE PROUD OF HER BLACK BEAUTIFUL SKIN COLOR UNLIKE MICHAEL JACKSON'S FATHER WHO TOLD HIM HIS BLACK FEATURES WERE UGLY! TEACH YOUR BLACK CHILDREN TO LOVE THEIR BLACK FEATURES-NOSE,MOUTH,BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY!(IBADAN,NIGERIA)

222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222

BLACK-SKINNED WOMEN: QUEEN MOTHERS OF THE BLACK RACE AND ALL BEAUTY!
Why do I sing Praises of your Beautiful, Black, ebony,velvet skin,”Blacker than the sky at midnight”{1},your full mushroomed mouth, your beautiful broad nose, your generous “Congo hips” {2}and full-flowered backside? Because for too long many of the Black Race have abused, dishonored you, degraded and denied you your crown, Queen of Queens,Queen Mother of the Black Race, Black Beauty Supreme! From you all the beauty of the Black Race springs forth.In fact all the world’s beauty springs from you,Mother of all beauty of all the races of the world! Your Black midnight,licorice,dark black chocolate,beauty, is Blackness concentrated in your beautiful “Black-blueberry”{3} face!

First in the order of creation is always given respect by Afrikan tradition. The 1st wife, the 1st elder, the 1st kingdom, the 1st original inhabitants, of the earth-all are considered with honor. So it should be with Black Beauty-our darkest -skinned Sisters are the 1st Mothers of the Universe-Black as a color came before all the many tones of brown,red,yellow and white. But for too long our Dark-skinned Queens have not been given the respect and place of honor they deserve. IN FACT THE WHITE BOY HAS INTIATED the cycle of reversing the true order of things by turning upside down the pyramid of Beauty, and placing white-light on top and relegating the most beautiful Black-skinned Beauties to rock bottom!

So Black people have been taught well how to deny our most

beautiful one her crown, taught how to reject our Blackest, most Afrikan features, full lips and nose and mouth and woollest hair, for the weaker characteristics of the white race. Shame on Black people! When will we wake up to this Black Beauty concentrated, from whence all our lesser beauty comes. When will we give the crown of crowns,the throne of thrones, to the Blackest Queen of Queens?

Most of us who suffer from”mulatto-mentality” and “yellow fever”, as Fela, our great Nigerian Musician calls it, will go on and on about what about us lighter queens-aren’t we/they beautiful too, yet you/we should be aware that such queens have gotten all the play in the past and that even in Black Egypt one of the reasons for its downfall was the allowing the lighter ones of the race, to place themselves above the rest of us in the name of lightness and pride of light-closer/to/whiteness. So if we’re yellow,to light brown/red, then we should give respect where respect is due and not live off of the artificial white thrill of having “white features” as if it is an advantage. Where would you be without your BLACKEST great Grandmother? We should honor the Blackest part of ourselves, thus giving us true pride of Blackness, not verbal signifyin’ but real testifyin’ that BLACK is beautiful! If the Blackest, most Afrikan-featured Sister isn’t respected as the Supreme Beauty of the Race,the Black woman’s beauty is not really respected at all for what it really is(only in terms of how closer to white we look). We all reflect the strengths of this concentrated beauty in ourselves, all the manifestations of how Blackness can present itself are seen in our faces. Down to the milk-lightest of us, our Blackness is what dominates us whether physically or mentally. But the Mother is greater than the child and so the Blackest is greater than all the other tones of the Black Race. If we don’t respect our Blackest Queen, we don’t respect our True Black selves. We must have a Black value for BLACKNESS in features and skin tone. We must have a Black Standard of Beauty based on the Black-skinned woman. ALL PRAISES DUE TO OUR BLACK-SKINNED QUEEN-MOTHERS!

Sister Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade
1981,Lagos,Nigeria

BLACK NOTES: Let me give tribute to Brother Damu,House of Umoja(San Francisco) for{1}
{2}Brother O.O. Gabugan in the poem “Black Queen For a Day”,{3}Sister Sonia Sanchez in her poem “,Queens of the Universe”,for the quoted words used in the first part of this article.

Colin Kaepernick Secures Cargo Plane and $1 Million in Aid via GoFundMe for Somalia — GOOD BLACK NEWS

March 20, 2017 by

article by Paula Rogo via essence.com Kaepernick is putting his money, and power, where his mouth is Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to make philanthropic waves after securing a way to provide relief to the people of Somalia. After joining a Twitter campaign beseeching Turkish Airlines to send a cargo plane with aid, the former […]

via Colin Kaepernick Secures Cargo Plane and $1 Million in Aid via GoFundMe for Somalia — GOOD BLACK NEWS

March 20, 2017 by

BLACK POLYGAMY!

POLYGAMY OOO!-BLACK POLYGAMY OOO!–AKUKU FROM KENYA MARRIED 100 WIVES AND DIED WITH OVER 160 CHILDREN!-AND TOOK CARE OF ALL OF THEM OOOO!-FROM NATION.CO.KE AND ABCNEWS.GO.COM

from NATION.CO.KE

Man of many wives Akuku ‘Danger’ dies

Sunday October 3 2010
File | NATION Polygamist Mzee Akuku ‘Danger’ with family members. He died on Saturday.
File | NATION Polygamist Mzee Akuku ‘Danger’ with family members. He died on Saturday.

In Summary

  • Man was called Danger because women were attracted by his handsomeness
By OTIENO OWIDA otienoowida@yahoo.com and MAURICE KALUOCH mrcaluoch207@gmail.com
The man who claims to have married more than 100 wives and divorced 30 — perhaps Kenya’s most prominent polygamist — has died.
Ancentus Akuku “Danger”, the towering nonagenarian took his final bow from a life in which his appetite for marriage rivalled the Biblical King Solomon.
At his home, are graves of 12 wives and 46 surviving ones. He once said he had hundreds of children, and that 35 sons and 20…

View original post 897 more words

POLICE BRUTALITY AGAINST BLACKS AGAIN OOOOO!-

March 15, 2017 by

SERENA WILLIAMS OOOOO!-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOO!-FORGIVE BLACK MEN FOR DISRESPECTING YOUR TRUE BLACK BEAUTY!!-GOD WILL SEND YOU A TRUE BLACK MAN WHO WILL APPRECIATE YOU AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY IN THE WORLD!-LEAVE those white boys alone-they can never make you happy!!!-YOU DESERVE ONLY THE BEST!!-THE BLACK MAN IS THE BEST MAN ON THE PLANET!!!-AFRICAN MEN ARE THERE ALSO FOR YOU OOOO!

March 13, 2017 by
WE MUST HAVE A BLACK STANDARD OF BEAUTY BASED ON THE BLACK SKINNED BLACKEST WOMAN

Monday, March 13, 2017

SERENA WILLIAMS’ white boy PROBLEM OOOO!-BLACK MEN -YOU MUST STOP REJECTING OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACKEST SKINNED BEAUTIES AND CELEBRATE THEIR OUTSTANDING BEAUTY INSTEAD!!!

Serena’s problem goes back to how Black men treat the Blackest Beauties by rejecting them,calling them names, “dogs”,making fun of people who date them,etc. the pain of rejection by Black men makes these Sisters think they should TURN TO white boys who are also very easy to control! Serena we are PRAYING for you and Venus cause a white boy cannot make you happy! You belong to a strong Black man,even Blacker in color than you are, to make beautiful Black children! Forget abt revenge AGAINST  Black men who have treated you so bad! God will give you that wonderful Black man who knows you are the most Beautiful woman on earth,making beautiful Black children who will outshine all!

Black Men It is up to you to correct other Black men who are calling The Blackest skin Sisters “dogs”,”ugly”,and prove by your actions that Our Queen Mothers of Black Beauty are the most beautiful!
http://yeyeolade.blogspot.com.ng/2017/02/blackest-skin-beauty-why-i-blame-black.html

OUR CRY NOW SHOULD BE “BLACKEN THE RACE”! INSTEAD OF THE SLAVERY BELIEF OF LIGHTEN THE RACE TO BRING BACK THAT BEAUTIFUL BLACKEST SKIN COLOR LINE WE HAD IN THE BEGINNING!

MARRY BLACKER IS MY CRY OOOO! I TAUGHT MY CHILDREN TO LOVE ORIGINAL BLACK SKIN AND THEY MARRIED BLACKER AND BROUGHT THE BLACKER SKIN BACK INTO MY LINE! OLUWA SEUN!(WE THANK GOD!)

BAYO ADEBOWALE HONOURED IN HIS OWN LAND!-A GREAT AFRICAN WRITER WILL TAKE HIS 4TH CHIEFTANCY TITLE!!!

February 25, 2017 by

DR. BAYO ADEBOWALE
HONOUR FOR A PROPHET
IN HIS HOMELAND!
Bayo Adebowale,the accomplished African Novelist and Poet will on Saturday,4th March 2017 be honoured with the prestigeous Chieftaincy title of ONIGEGE ARA OF IGBO-ELERIN by the Igbo-Elerin Council of Baales. This is a well-deserved honour coming from the Literary Icon’s kith and kin….
What a feat!
Congratulations, author of The Virgin, Out Of His Mind,Lonely Days, A New Life, Talent, African Melody, Oriki,Village Harvest, and A Night of Incantations!

Image may contain: 1 person, sunglasses, hat and closeup

BLACKEST SKINNED BEAUTY-THIS AFRICAN SISTER CALLS OUT BLACK MEN TO STOP ABUSING THE BLACKEST BEAUTIES!-FROM WORDPRESS.COM

February 24, 2017 by

When I was young, growing up in Africa in a country where lighter skinned women are the epitome of beauty, I once asked a woman whom I looked up to why women with light skin were considered more beautiful than women with dark skin. Her answer was straightforward, “Because men like women with lighter skin, […]

via Why I Blame The Black Man For Black People’s Self-Hate —

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY POSTED BY ZEBELEAN HILL ON FACEBOOK!!!!

February 24, 2017 by
ZEBELEAN HILL POSTED THIS ON FACEBOOK!!!!
Image may contain: one or more people, text and closeup

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY BY 4 THE LOVE OF BLACK WOMEN ON FACEBOOK!!!

February 24, 2017 by

VIOLA DAVIS-BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY SUPREME WINS UK AWARD!

February 15, 2017 by

Meryl Streep, left, and Viola Davis attend the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) _ Ken Loach’s gritty drama “I, Daniel Blake” was named best U.K. picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film…

via Viola Davis wins best supporting actress at UK awards — New Pittsburgh Courier

BLACK POLYGAMY OOO!- DISABLED BEGGER HAS 4 WIVES! FROM SUN NEWSPAPER,NIGERIA

February 13, 2017 by

from the sun newspaper,nigeria

Super street beggar

Has 4 wives, 11 children

By Vincent Kalu

Begging for a living is hardly an enviable means of livelihood, but for Adamu Hassan Yauri, it is his source of blessing.  After his life seemingly ground to a halt and he found himself stranded at life’s dead-end, beggary offered him an alternative route to an honourable life. Through boom and bust these past 19 years, he has flourished, married four wives, fathered 11 children and sustained his large family on beggary proceeds.

The decision to earn a living as beggar was forced upon him by circumstances beyond his control, following an automobile accident in 1998 that led to the amputation of his right leg.

The native of Yauri Local Government Area, Kebbi State spoke with Saturday Sun at his residence in Igando, Lagos. He debunked any misconceptions about him being a polio victim.  According to him, he grew up as a normal human being without any defect and was on his way to making a success out of his life, attending school and at the same time trading in onions from his home town in the north to the southeast town of Onitsha, Anambra State. But in 1998, his life took a sudden turn.  It started first with his business partner who fractured his legs in an automobile accident.

“I went to visit him at the hospital.  On my way home, I was involved in a motorcycle accident,” he recalled. “Me and my parents spent all our savings on hospital bills, yet doctors couldn’t save my leg.  Eventually, they amputated my right leg.”

At the time, Yauri was a Senior Secondary One student.   The amputation of his limb was a double blow: “I had to drop out of school; otherwise I never planned to stop my education at that level.  The accident also crashed the onion business I was doing to sponsor my education.”

The hard knock of  life soon set in.  To spare him the misery of a wretched life, one of his brothers sold him the idea of moving south to Lagos where begging was a lucrative way of life.

“I followed my brother to Lagos in 1999, and as he told me, I found that begging was lucrative.  People took pity on me because of my condition, and in no time, I was making money, enough to start planning to get married.”

Marriage to four wives

He started this family by marrying one wife.  After some time, he married a second, then a third, and finally a fourth wife.  One of his spouses died, and he has lost two children too.  Aside from these tragedies, Yauri is a happy man, a proud father of nine children, six of them including a set of twins by his first wife.

“I’m the one taking care of them,” he said with pride, “and God is the one taking care of all of us. We may not have money to eat the best of food, but we always make do with the little we have and we are always happy.”

How come a disabled beggar was able to marry four women? Yauri avowed it was easy for the women to fall in love and subsequently marry him.  “It was from this occupation that I married these women,” he boasted.  Of his three wives, the first is from Kwara State, the second from Kano, while the third is a Nigerien.  He is emphatic he and each of the women started as lovers.  He explained his love life with the story of his first wife, Shafatu, from Ilorin, Kwara State, whom he first knew as a secondary school student assisting her beverage seller -mother at Ikotun market.

“All my women loved me dearly and accepted my proposal. Our initial problem was their families’ objections, but my ladies said it must be me or never. Don’t you see the work of God? I paid the bride price and performed the necessary marriage rites for all of them; I didn’t get any of them free, neither did I elope with any of them,” he said.

His women not only accepted him for what he is, they took him for better or for worse, including his means of livelihood.  And after marriage, they joined him in his daily routine of begging to make ends meet. Indeed, begging has become the family’s profession so much so some of the younger children, who are not yet in school, loiter around their mothers where they beg.

Satisfying his women

Don’t ask Yauri how he satisfies three women sexually.  He would respond with a chuckle, followed by a jovial question: “Is the number of children, both living and dead, not evidence of my virility?”

For him, his disability neither extends to his libido nor affects his ability to impregnate his wives.  He will tell you his wives have no cause to complain––though he is quick to add: “I cannot kill myself, I am not a machine.”

He basked in his good fortune of being so blessed with offspring despite his disability and poverty.  Instead of complaining, he counts his blessings.  “There abound many able bodied men who are still unmarried till date, and there are several rich men that have spent so much money seeking medical help to have children and yet do not have any.  I am not gloating over their misfortune, but rather citing this as an example of God’s love for me, a poor, ordinary, disabled beggar.”

God’s love for him extends to his wives’ ease during childbirth. “I believe these blessings are God’s way to compensate me for my disability,” he reflected. “If my wives were to deliver through Caesarean Section, where would I get the money from?”

To increase his number of children or to not increase––the question, Yauri said, is for God. “If God gives me more children, I will take them, especially, as one wife has two children, while the other is left with one after the death of her second child, and these two women may want to have more children like the first wife who has six,” he clarified.

Pains of polygamy

To ask him how he is enjoying  polygamy, is to prompt a lamentation. His woes are best summarised in his statement that “it is hellish keeping three women under one roof.”

To avoid trouble, he tried to be equitable to all three women in the all-important, but sensitive aspect of conjugal responsibility.

To this end, he came up with a ‘sleeping formula’: “To each woman, I give two days in a week to sleep with her.  Two days for each woman, and one day of rest for me.”

He found out it was not enough to stave off trouble permanently.

“I did everything possible for all of them to live together in harmony, but trouble and quarrels always erupted,” he lamented but curiously, blaming the trouble on the Lagos environment.

His theory: “It was hellish keeping three wives together, especially in Lagos, where everybody is crazy.  Bring a naïve person to this city, by the time she arrives, Lagos would open her eyes.  If we were living in the village where our relatives are around us, they (his wives) can’t be a problem to me, even if they were four, because they would be punished for disobeying me. But this is Lagos, where everybody’s brain is something else. In the village, your brain is normal. But immediately you arrive in Lagos, it is either other people scatter your brain or you scatter it by yourself.”

He had resigned to a life of permanent querulous matrimony with the women. “Usually, two ganged-up against one; if I did anything, one would accuse me of favouring the other, and they would start quarreling with me. It was a difficult situation.”

His wives’ endless bickering ultimately drove him to keep them in separate apartments and locations, an arrangement they initially rejected until he was able to convince them of a constant conjugal visit.  “I live with one here in Igando, I rented a house for one at Okoko, and the other at Isheri,” he said, declaring “It is now that I have peace.  Before, it was so much trouble.”

Finding a way out of begging

While trying his best to meet his responsibility as the breadwinner, Yauri admitted that his large family now constitutes a problem.  As his children grow older, proceeds from begging shrink, and become insufficient to sustain the family.  The hard reality had forced him to seek other options to begging for a living.

His first alternative was to join the battalion of tricycle operators who make healthy wages conveying commuters over short distance.  Unfortunately, his tricycle was stolen by thieves. Occasionally, his friends who have other things to do borrow him their tricycles.  When such opportunity is not forthcoming, he goes a begging to make his usual paltry proceeds.

After trying his hands on the tricycle business, Yauri became somewhat ashamed of begging. Now in his 40s, he is eager to learn a vocation that would help sustain his family.

He would welcome any help, from government or individuals, towards training his children––though he insisted an explicit agreement would be made in this regards so he would not be disadvantaged by such benevolence.

Within the limit of his ability, he is ready to go any mile for the sake of a better future for his children.


%d bloggers like this: