The king with 100 wives and just 500 children.


Abumbi II, became the 11th fon, or king, of Bafut in Cameroon after the death of his father in 1968. It is tradition in rural areas for men to marry more than one woman, with no limit on how many wives. But as is custom, when a king dies, his
successor inherits all of his wives, meaning Abumbi now has around 100 wives having been passed 72 from his father.


He has taken on over 500 children from all of his wives. The queens are often well spoken, speaking several languages and are accomplished in education. The palace of the Fon of Baut, called Ntoh, is a major tourist attraction and is listed as one of the world’s most endangered sites…. d heir to d throne is already begging his father not to marry more wives as he plans to marry only 100 more wives to make a round figure of 200…..


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