Sup Travellers?! Most people absolutely loathe the idea of being called ugly and this doesn't only apply to women. A lot of men go out of their way to ensure that their look as good as they possibly cane lest they be called --- UGLY.
I can go into a long rant about how perception of beauty is solely based on culture and individual preferences but this isn't what this article is about. This article is all about 47 year old Godfrey Baguma from Uganda who doesn't seem to have that much of a problem being called ugly. As a matter of fact, the former cobbler has just embraced the fact that people will call him ugly and moved on with his life. It makes no sense dwelling too much on something that you can't change --- am I right?
Baguma is believed to suffer from a rare, unknown medical condition that distorts his body and face. Because of it he has been dubbed ‘Uganda’s Ugliest Man’. He entered the "Uganda's Ugliest Man" competition in 2002 and instantly wiped the competition away with his ---- "competitive edge".
However his title hasn't stopped him from having a fulfilled life. He got married --- twice --- and has eight children.
He is currently married to 30 year old Kate Namanda and they recently welcomed their sixth child together, a girl.
Before his marriage to Kate, Godfrey he 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 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.
It's amazing how love works. I mean --- Godfrey wasn't particularly well off in terms of money when he got together with Kate and he wasn't dashingly handsome either. However, her love for him looked past all that and saw the handsome and rich man on the inside --- I assume. Hats off to them both.
There should be no excuse for anyone who can't find love. Just ask Godfrey. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.
Here he is in action: