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BBC: "Ghanaian Man with 100 Children Wants More"
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From the BBC:

Ghanaian man with 100 children wants more

Thomas Naadi

BBC Africa, Accra

11 Jul, 2017

Today is World Population Day – and one man in Ghana has 100 reasons to mark his particular contribution.

Kofi Asilenu, 80, is the father of 100 children by 12 wives.

“I don’t have any brother or uncle, that’s why I decided to have many children so that they can give me a befitting burial when I die. In my home town if you give birth to one child they will say you are important so I want to have many children.” …

Kofi Asilenu looks physically strong and even says he is willing to have more children – despite having mistakenly proposed to one of his daughters three years ago.

The embarrassing incident meant he was forced to apologise to her, explaining that he had an eye problem so he could not recognise her.

As for his wives, they are all happy with the set up.

First wife Nayome Asilenu told the BBC:

“When I married my husband and he decided to marry more women, I didn’t have any option. He’s able to take care of us, pay the children’s school fees. They are healthy and strong so there’s nothing wrong with that.”

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