By Emmanuel Adeleke
Uche Edochie, the elder brother to Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has told him to consider taking up Islam as a religion in order to accommodate his new way of life.
Uche, who took to his Instagram page on Friday, said that the Edochie family was not in support of the actor’s decision to marry a second wife.
On Wednesday, Yul announced his second marriage to his colleague, Judy Austin, adding that she already had a son for him.
Uche stated that the marriage was unfair to Yul’s first wife of 17 years, May, who did not agree to be part of a polygamous marriage.
“His first wife, May, 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.
“That’s the first problem. So I feel for May. 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 May. What else can we do?” he wrote.
Uche also said that Yul was advised against taking a second wife, but his younger brother stuck to his guns because he felt “marrying a second woman is the best way to own up to his mistakes and make things right.”
Posting the picture of his nephew, the elder brother wished the new couple the best of luck.
“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. It is said that life is what happens when we are making other plans,” he wrote.
Uche’s remarks come hours after another sibling, Linc Edochie, stated that he was not present when Yul paid the bride price for a second wife.
Yul, the last child of veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, married his first wife when he was 22 years old. The couple has four children together.