Uche Edochie, the elder brother to Yul Edochie, Nigerian actor, has reacted to his second marriage.


Yul shocked a number of his followers on Wednesday when he unveiled Judy Muoghalu as his second wife as well as their baby.

Yul’s delve into polygamy has continued to stir discussions on social media, with many Nigerians expressing mixed views.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Friday, Uche said his family advised the actor against taking a second wife but he did otherwise.


According to him, the controversy trailing Yul’s second marriage was because his brother and May, his first wife, had no agreement about having a polygamous family.

Uche also said the criticism coming his brother’s way was due to the fact that he is not a Muslim.

“I see two main problems here. His first wife Mary, a wonderful woman, and my sister-in-law did not go into a relationship with my brother agreeing to be part of a polygamous marriage,” he wrote.


“That’s the first problem. So I feel for Mary. It is not fair on her. My family is not in support. This is not what we do and we are trying our best to console Mary. What else can we do?

“The second issue is that Yul is not a Muslim. If he was a Muslim, no one will be talking about this. Muslims marry as many wives as they want and nobody says shit. Traditional rulers and traditionalists of sorts do the same thing too and the Nigerian constitution recognizes polygamy as a legal marital union.

“We told Yul not to do it. He did it anyway. Have you ever tried controlling an adult when it comes to relationships? Good luck with that.

“Yul is an adult who feels marrying a second woman is the best way to own up to his mistakes and make things right. It took a lot of courage for him to do this too.”


Uche also took a swipe at his brother’s critics, adding that some of them would “do worse” if they were in Yul’s shoes.

He suggested that Yul should consider converting to Islam in the wake of the backlash.

“Women throw themselves at famous people so bad that it is suffocating. If the average person walks in Yul’s shoes for one year, they will get five or more women pregnant. So don’t be quick to judge if you have not lived that life. Most people will do worse,” he added.

“So, this is Yul’s new baby with his new wife. Beautiful boy. Children are a gift from God. It is the circumstances of their birth that gets us all riled up about what’s right and wrong. I wish them all luck. Maybe Yul should become a Muslim and shut this circus down.”


Linc Edochie, another brother of Yul, had also said he was not present when he paid his second wife’s bride price.

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