Jahazi Modern Taarabu band boss Mzee Yusuf says the hostility between his two wives is driving him crazy.
Speaking recently on Clouds Television’s Sporah Show, Mzee Yusuf said he is going through a difficult time trying to unite his wives, Leila Rashid and Chiku.
Yusuf says he loves both women equally.
“I am finding it very difficult handling them; their fall out is driving me crazy!” said Mzee Yusuf.
The root of the problem, according to the acclaimed singer, is notoriety.
“I am praying they make peace today or tomorrow. The main problem is actually the people around them. I have told my wives severally that I demand peace from them. Stardom has gotten into their heads. They should know that I am more popular than them,” said Mzee Yusuf.
On January 5 this year, Mzee Yusuf said he did not celebrate his birthday because his two wives engaged in a bitter exchange of words on social media.
Yusuf said he wasn’t pleased with his wives’ actions and threatened to take drastic measures if the two did not iron out their differences.
“I do not have a single shred of joy following what happened on my birthday. I am deeply saddened,” he vented.
“What they are doing is not good, especially in the public eye. I usually talk to them. I don’t know how they perceive me; perhaps they are oblivious to the fact that I am their husband. They don’t respect me, especially the one who is always ready for war,” he added.
His wives’ constant warring made Mzee Yusuf a sad man.
“Personally, I am sad. I usually urge them to respect their followers on Instagram. My pleas nonetheless fall on deaf ears as one of my wives enjoys engaging the audience in an exchange of words. One day I will do something dire and let none of them blame me,” said Yusuf.
After the January fallout, a source intimated to Citizen Digital that Chiku, the younger wife of Mzee Yusuf, is over-protective of her husband.
Chiku, who is jealous of Leila, the older wife, often tries to keep Mzee Yusuf from spending time with Leila.