HE’S known in Nigeria as the King of Stunts and loves to court controversy wherever he goes.
This week flamboyant influencer Pretty Mike made international headlines when he crashed a society wedding with six pregnant women – claiming he was dad to all of their babies.
Dressed in shocking pink, the Lagos club owner – real name Mike Eze-Nwalie Nwogu – kissed all six silver-clad women and rubbed their bellies at the wedding of actor pal Williams Uchembo.
He posted a picture on his Instagram with the caption: “PM and his 6 Baby Mothers to be….no film trick, we are just living our best life #ABetterTime #HappyHome #Familyiseverything.”
While this is the first time his outrageous stunts have made global news, the 33-year-old has quite a track record – and was once arrested for parading around the Nigerian capital with girls on dog leads.
When not trying to grab the limelight with dubious stunts, he also shares his wild views on sex, regularly dishing out advice to his 305,000 followers.
The Nigerian playboy, who runs Lagos nightspot Club Uno, also loves to flaunt his wealth, flashing Gucci, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana gear worth thousands, and driving a fleet of supercars.
Here we look inside the glamorous and controversial life of Pretty Mike.
Girls on chains, seven-somes and group showers
One of nine kids, Pretty Mike says he got his name in childhood because he was as pretty as his two sisters.
He first gained local notoriety in 2016, when he began to parade around with his “human puppies” and crashed a wedding in Nigeria with several beautiful girls on dog chains.
When that didn’t cause enough of a stir he began walking them around the streets of Lagos until eventually people began to take notice, with many taking to social media to slam him for his dehumanisation of women.
He was also criticised for calling his actual dog Toke Makinwa, after a popular female TV host and influencer.
Public outcry was further stoked by a photo of Pretty Mike holding two girls on a leash under the eyes of five police officers, who seemed to be laughing.
Nollywood actress Georgina Onuoha wrote on social media. “Why are so many of us mute on this matter? Actors? Musicians, models and elected officials?”
“When did our society become numb to everything morally wrong and inexcusable? When did we as a nation and people degenerate to this level? I expect all to be shouting and using their place in the society to call out this folly?”
Although no actual crime had been committed, the police arrested Mike in 2017 on the order of the Nigerian Government.
He was released after agreeing to sign an official statement, vowing “to stop whatever act of putting girls on a leash or any other degrading treatment to ladies and guys,” and “to issue a letter of apology to the public effective from tomorrow on all my social media platforms.”
Women still feature heavily in his stunts, with the wedding seven-some being the prime example, and he is often seen partying with a bevvy of beauties, often holding his trademark umbrella.
His latest post is a video showing the influencer waking up in bed with four women before taking to the shower, where all of them lather soap into his chest.
He seemed to be claiming that he was living with all the women, telling his followers the clip was a preview to his next post: “a vibe on a different level, a Happy vibe, Suspense vibe, Scary vibe and a Thrilling lifestyle.”
In an interview on Nigerian TV, Mike claimed: “I am one of the biggest lovers of women in this society. The ladies can attest to it.”
Admitting he merely pulled the dog lead stunt for attention, he added: “Everybody loves attention, even God in Heaven is the biggest lover of attention.
“But I love women, and they know it.”
After crashing another wedding with five women dressed as brides, he told The Report Card his dream has always been to “get married to five beautiful ladies. It’s not a joke, it’s real.
“We live in a society where a high percentage of married men cheat. If marrying five wives at once is going to eliminate cheating, so be it.”
£1,400 bags, £10k watches and £158k Bentley
Since opening his first club in Lagos, with brother Frank ‘Don-Nero’ Nwogu, Mike has expanded his business interests with new clubs in other parts of Nigeria, under the Cubana Group banner, and a textile business.
While his estimated worth is around £800,000, he is raking in money from partnerships with brands including Remy Martin, Leisure Homes and T20 Luxury.
His clothes are rarely less than designer with labels including Versace, Louis Vuitton and Moschino crowding his wardrobe.
Recent posts include a pair of £500 Gucci print brother creepers and £1,420 duffle bag and a £950 Dolce and Gabbana shirt with matching trousers.
He teams his look with a £10,000 Hublot watch.
Mike is also a lover of supercars and has a number of expensive models in his garage including a Mercedes GL 459, worth £60,000 and a £158,000 Bentley GT, all with customised number plates.
Controversial views and sex advice
Mike, who grew up in Houston, Texas, and studied computer engineering before moving to Lagos, dishes out some shocking views on sex in his frequent posts.
In one he told women to stop comparing exes with current partners adding: “Having sex with so many people just messes up your head and when you eventually find a soulmate, you think he’s not measuring up simply because you’ve had way too many experiences.”
He adds: “You can’t be smooching all the frogs in the pond because you are looking for Prince Charming… Don’t mess up your ambience by allowing every Egyptian to cross your Red Sea.”
Despite constantly using the hashtag “HusbandMaterial” his advice is pretty offensive to women.
In one post, he claims women can’t be real friends to men because “You all will use them for male advice, someone to vent to, heavy lifting, a shoulder to lean on..etc… But the second he is at his lowest point and ask you to borrow him some pu***, you all act like you don’t have it.”
In one he complained that potential dates think he’s a “BadBoy, womanWrapper, PlayBoy” because of his social media profiles.
He added: “The irony is, some of you should actually be worried about ur guys who do not post offensive s***, Dey are the actual scums/playboy,and 9 out of 10 times are the ones sponsoring orgy parties around Lagos.”
And he hinted that much of what he claims is his life is fictional.
“I can post things like ‘I’m f***ing someone’s babe’ right now, meanwhile I’m just chilling in my bedroom watching Netflix. That’s the whole idea, to mislead y’all.”
Whether he believes what he preaches, or puts it all on social media for show, one thing is certain – we’ve not heard the last of Pretty Mike.
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