Bello Maasaba said 107 “I do’s” before finally declaring “I’m done.”

The Nigerian man has made marriage a full-time job, taking 107 brides who produced 185 children, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

The youngest kid is just one month old.

The Islamic faith healer, now 87, is currently wed to 86 wives ranging in age from 19 through 64. He has buried nine spouses, and divorced another dozen, the Times said.

Why so many?

“I get a revelation from God telling me any woman I’m going to marry,” he told the newspaper. “If it wasn’t from God, I wouldn’t have gone beyond two.”

Maasaba lives with his family in an 89-room house in the city of Bida. His extended family – in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews – now numbers about 5,000. Of his 185 children, only 133 are living.

His polygamist ways landed him in jail just three years ago, when he refused an order from Islamic authorities to divorce all but four of his wives.

When the case went to trial, dozens of his spouses testified they were married of their own free will. After hearing from 57 women, the court ordered Maasaba’s release.

As to his sexual mojo, Maasaba said it was God’s will.

“If I didn’t satisfy them,” he said, “they would leave.”

(source http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/05/12/2011-05-12_bello_maasaba_nigerian_islamic_faith_healer_and_polygamist_married_to_107_brides.html)

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