A 47-year-old man, who has been dubbed “Uganda’s Ugliest Man” because of a rare and unknown medical condition leaving his face deformed, is celebrating the birth of his eighth child.
Godfrey Baguma, also known as Sebabi — meaning “ugliest of them all” — won the unfavorable title in 2002 after he signed up for a contest to earn money for his family.
According to the Daily Mirror, Baguma married his second wife, 30-year-old Kate Namanda, in 2013. The two, who first met when Namanda was 18, now have six children together.
Baguma’s other two children come from his first marriage, which ended a few years ago when he caught her having an affair with another man.
“I caught her cheating with another man and I assured her our relationship was over,” he told KFM. “She liked me because of my money, but people kept telling her that she could do better, so she started eloping with another man.”
Baguma and Namanda met through his aunt who played matchmaker.
“I stayed with her four years before her people knew where she was. I didn’t want them to see me until we had a child because they would definitely advise her to leave me,” he told KFM. “She left me when she was six months pregnant but I think she later accepted her fate because she came back two months later. I told her that I didn’t choose to look the way I do and that if she feels I am a burden, she is free to leave me.”
Namanda provided some advice to those looking for love: “Once you find a man you think is right for you, do not listen to what other people say. Follow your heart. Money and physical appearance should not be an issue.”
Metro reports that Baguma now earns a living by making public appearances, performing stand-up comedy and singing, which you can check out in the music video below: