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‘Uganda’s Ugliest Man’ Welcomes Eighth Child

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For all you ungrateful OK-looking people out there, maybe you should count your blessings after reading this article.

Godfrey Beguma was born with a rare, unknown medical condition that left his head to be unusually large and deformed.

However, proving that looks can be deceiving, the former cobbler (who has been dubbed ‘Uganda’s Ugliest Man’) has become a father for the eighth time!

The 47-year-old and his wife Kate Namanda, 30, welcomed a baby girl to their brood.


Baguma won the less-than-favourable title in 2002, after he entered the competition to make money for his cash-strapped family.

Before his marriage to Kate, Godfrey had two children with his first wife – but their marriage came to an end when he caught her cheating with another man.

Describing how he wooed Kate initially, Godfrey told Ugandan radio station KFM: “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.

“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’.

The couple got married in 2013, and now have six children together – after their first child was born in 2008.

Speaking of their romance, 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.’

Godfrey, whose stage name is Ssebabi, now makes most of his money from public appearances, where he sings and performs stand-up comedy.



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