Ugliest Man In Uganda Welcomes His Eighth Baby

Ugliest Man In Uganda Welcomes His Eighth Baby

A 47-year-old father of seven, who has been dubbed Uganda's ugliest man, has become a father for the eighth time in Kyazanga, Lwengo district.

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Godfrey Baguma has become a proud father of eight children after his wife Kate Namanda, 30, delivered a healthy baby girl. The couple now have six children together, while two others are kids from Baguma's first unsuccessful marriage.

Ugliest Man In Uganda Welcomes His Eighth Baby
Sebabi, 47, got married to Kate Namanda, 30, in 2013 and she has given birth to his eighth child

The man, who suffers from an extremely rare, unknown disease, won his title of the ugliest country's man after he took part in the contest to make money for his family. "In 2002, I was mending shoes, when some people approached me and said they had an event at which they wanted me to be a chief guest.  

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They took my pictures and a few days later, I saw my picture in the newspapers where I had declared myself the ugliest man alive. I was shocked and angry at the same time because I had not said so. They also told me that as a cobbler, I could not make enough money to sustain my family.

Ugliest Man In Uganda Welcomes His Eighth Baby
The man won his title of the ugliest country's man in 2002

They asked me to participate in a contest, saying I would make more money since I would be a tourist attraction. I agreed, and indeed I won. That is how I got the nickname, Ssebabi, which means the ugliest of them all. Today, I feel good, about it because it is an honour."

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Godfrey and Kate live in a small house, bringing up all eight children and trying to make both ends meet, but they did not complain. Kate said: "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."

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