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King Solomon Of Africa: Simon Odo, The Nigerian Herbalist Who Married 68 Wives, Has 200 Children

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March 17, 2016 – Pictures: Meet Simon Odo, The Nigerian Herbalist, Igbo Native Doctor Who Married 68 Wives, Has 200 Children 

Chief Simon Odo, a 69 year old herbalist, who married an 18 year old girl, Chidinma, as his 68th wife last year now says he won’t marry again.

herbalists marries 18 year old girlThe new bride, Chidinma Odo

Odo, also known variously as Onuwa, King Solomon of Africa or King of Satan was married to 68 women but some of them had earlier died. Augustina Odo (nee Asogwa) and Virginia, nee Mogbo from Oraifite were among the dead ones.

Odo with one of his wives

Odo spoke in an interview with the South East Voice at his palatial home at Aji, Enugu Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Onuwa who was armed with an Onward note book where names of his wives and over 200 children
were listed according to their dates of birth said that his first son, Emeka was born on December 15, 1969.

Hear what Simon Odo told Vanguardngr:

“I was born in 1947 on the day they had an eclipse of the sun and the moon. There was darkness in the afternoon on the day I was born. I was the only son of my parents. “I was baptised as a Christian in the Catholic Church and I even became a mass servant under Rev Father Desmond McGlade.

I however became a herbalist because of circumstances beyond my control. As I said, I was the only son of my parents but because some of his relations wanted to take over his landed property, they poisoned me. I contracted tuberculosis and had to be treated for years.
At a point, I was even unable to walk for about five years because I became lame. I ran to Ondo State in the South West, where I trained to become a herbalist at the age of 15, before returning to the village.

I married 15 wives when my father was alive and the situation prolonged his life. He died in 1992 at the ripe old age of over 90 years. My first son has seven children and four grandchildren. Any of my children who chooses to become a Christian is free to do so, provided he/she must become a Catholic. I don’t like the Pentecostal churches.”

Meanwhile, it was learnt that although Onuwa abhorred seeing his children attend churches other than the Catholic church, seven of them were ordained pastors at the Lord’s Chosen Church. Hitherto, some of them attended Catholic and Anglican churches while many of them took after their father in his business.

However, the ordination of the pastors brought about a radical Christian awakening in the extra-large family of Chief Odo. In the past four years, there had been a simmering misunderstanding between the pastors and their father regarding his herbal practice.

The pastors were said to be mounting heavy pressure on him to repent and turn to Jesus, a demand the herbalist spurned.




  1. Adanna Ike

    March 17, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    He is using diabolic power to marry them, he will still marry more f**l

  2. Olanrewaju

    March 17, 2016 at 6:23 AM

    King solomon of africa indeed,worthless life

  3. Jojo

    March 17, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Waste of space.

  4. sola olaniyi

    March 17, 2016 at 7:09 AM

    he looks very unhealthy

  5. Metu Nyetu

    March 17, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    King Solomon, why are you wasting time here when the government of Eritrea is begging you on their knees and even offering to pay you huge amount of money if only you would emmigrate to that men-deficit country. I hear that they are even willing to make you their president since you alone could marry 68 women.

  6. Maryf

    March 17, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    No woman/girl in her right senses will agree to marry this old man. He was using magic/black power to force them into marrying and settling down with him. So Simon, what have you gained from all these in your life?

  7. Anny

    March 17, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    If he like let him marry 100 wifes one day he will die,jst as king solomon.

  8. Ms ERANKO

    March 17, 2016 at 9:21 AM


  9. Tee

    March 17, 2016 at 10:04 AM

    why are the pressuring this man to give up his livelihood? let the man be please. What is wrong with being a herbalist?
    who is a herbalist?:- One who grows, collects, or specializes in the use of herbs, especially medicinal herbs. Cambridge English Dictionary

    definition of herbalist: wikipedia-

    ‘Herbalism (“herbology” or “herbal medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. Modern medicine recognizes herbalism as a form of alternative medicine, as the practice of herbalism is not strictly based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Modern medicine, does, however, make use of many plant-derived compounds as the basis for evidence-tested pharmaceutical drugs, and phytotherapy works to apply modern standards of effectiveness testing to herbs and medicines that are derived from natural sources. The scope of herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts.’

    From the above it is clear that herbalist is a recognized practice which is an alternative to western medicine, Herbal medicine is, in and of itself, a way to stimulate and restore the body’s natural healing capacity through the use of plant. I am amazed at the way in which we negative our own indigenous people, this man has knowledge which he is using for the benefit of people, he does not seek hand out or beg for food, he make his own living doing what he knows best;the Chinese ,Native Americans, Brazilian, Mexicans all have herbal traditions which they use to help themselves.even now Chinese have herbal shops in Nigeria and we patronize them. we are we so blinded that we degenerate our own heritage.This man should be celebrated for using his knowledge herbs to cure people.Western scientist have even gone to the rain forest to meet the indigenous peoples who have virtually no contact with the outside world in a bid to get information on their use of medicinal plants.
    what they want for him is to join the many scammers parading themselves as holier than holy and keep perpetuating fraud on the masses. Everyone has right to their believe and religion and to practice in accordance within the law. As to the many wifes, did he forced or kidnap the women? the Nigerian constitutions recognize polygamy, why can’t people just live in peace?, it is high time we learn to accept that everyone can’t be the same, we borrow foreign ideas and yet we can’t apply it genuinely, as long as he has not broken the law and not constituting nuisance in his neighborhood just let the man be. live and let live!

    • Uzoma

      March 17, 2016 at 3:34 PM

      Tee you are on point. What many of our people don’t know is that most western medicine is derived from plants and herbs from Africa and Asia and most of them learn from the indigenous herbalists. But because some of our people hear the word “Herbalist” they equate it to something evil. Some of the blame should go to the herbalists themselves as they use their powers to commit evil whereas the westerners use theirs (which they learn mostly from us) to improve the lives of their people.

      • Tee

        March 17, 2016 at 11:42 PM

        @Uzoma, i think you have a point about the uses, but do you know that the westerners also can use herbs and plants for evil? to me the benefits out weighs the negatives you have good people and you have bad people in all walks of life whether oyinbo or black or arab or asian. knives can be a tool with a butcher and at same time knife is tool for a killer or murderer.Gun is a tool for the hunter but its tool also in hand murderer or kidnapper. herbs is for humanity most people don’t appreciate what we have look it is even in the bible:-

        Genesis 9:3
        Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

        Ezekiel 47:12
        ‘Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.’

        it is evident that even in the days of old there were herbalist and herbs were used to treat various illnesses. it is a shame that we have people misleading the masses in to believing that use of herbs is evil.
        even rose as sweet and decorative as it is, is a herb can be used as an eyewash and as a mouthwash, can also be used to treat acne and irritated skin. It is good for aging skin. and can be added to creams, lotions, moisturizers, massage oils, after shaves, and antiseptic sprays. Herbal tea made from rose petals relieves dry mouth. knowledge of herbs is good.
        Even ughu vegetable that we eat in soup , it a herb it is used for blood tonic and ewedu also is a herb for good digestive and smooth skin.
        i feel we are neglecting ourselves by not using our resources to the max for our benefit. Most countries will die for what we have in Nigeria it just that everybody looking to abroad not realizing that they made plans for their nation and for their citizens not to many unpatriotic people in helms of affairs over the years.

  10. fifelomo

    March 17, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    @68 he looks so haggard. One funny aspect is that this man is ugly and very scary. What has he got to offer the 18 year old girl?

  11. ademola dasola

    March 17, 2016 at 10:25 AM


  12. WIPER

    March 17, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    And to think those young ladies married him with their eyes wide open,omo this one na jazzooo 200 children ke.

  13. D Hunter

    March 17, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Dis is d very type of men the Eritrea Govt. is earnestly lookin 4. we ar talkin abt a con3 dat has 70% women n 30% men population.

    Chief Odo wld hv bn gvn a special award(s) if he were in Eritrea, 4 reducin d eva growin no. of spinsters by some percentage.

    I‘m planning 2 tk my hunting spree 2wrds dat con3 of elegant beautiful wingless Angels in human forms dat can Wow anybdy dat has eyez n can c wt it.
    But in d meantym, let me just…


  14. Precious

    March 17, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    What is his gain

  15. Sunny

    March 17, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    You wright@ Adanna, that’s exactly what he uses. I knw him vry well.

  16. Omokehinde

    March 17, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    He is charming those young girls who go to him for spiritual help with a demonic love portion. This is a warning to all our Waka Waka ladies who go about looking for what is not missing, that they should beware of fraudster Babalawo and other spiritualists scattered all over Nigeria looking for who to devour. Only The gift of God from above added no pain and sorrow, and gift outside His divine will land people in seroius troubles.

  17. chyna

    March 17, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    ha nothinhg person no go hear

  18. Honesty

    March 17, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    How can he be healthy when he is married to 68 wife alone.

  19. Rock

    March 17, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    We should learn to differentiate herbalism from spiritualism which is he please?

  20. Amazon

    March 17, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    Wonder how the women cope, well wish him prosterity

  21. my lady

    March 17, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    God will judge him

  22. John Emeka

    March 18, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    It’s a true fact…sometime he do not normally recognise all his children

  23. Mercy Sunday

    March 18, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Hahaha d man want finish work since he is d only son 2 his parents.abegg make una ask dat young girl of 18 yrs old wettin she want born 4 dis man?and can dis man function on bed again?abegg make dis man no die ontop of her one dayoooooo.

  24. Pretty

    March 19, 2016 at 11:42 AM


  25. odira Austin

    July 19, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    chief odo will live long,,,he has saved a lot of people, from the hand of oppressor,,there is nothing wrong with herbalism

    • lee

      May 9, 2017 at 9:45 PM

      the man called Solomon the king of Africa is now in the hospital now..what goes up must surly comes down. the good will reaps good and the bad also reaps bad too..let him cure his self der in the hospital…know matters what we do God is the number ONE…

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