LAGOS- One of Nigeria’s most decorated artists, capturing the attention of Nigerians since the 1980,s, Chukwuemeka Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, turns 73 today. Charles was born 19th June 1950
Charly Boy is an entertainers, singer, song writer, television presenter, actor, publisher, and political activist. He is best known for his alternative lifestyle, political views, and media business, most notably, The Charly Boy Show.
He served as president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN, and in 2011 was a judge on the Nigerian tv series IDOL
Charly Boy was a hugh name in the 80,s and 90,s with songs like 1990, Big big bottom, Pototo and so much more
His father was the famous Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa who headed The Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission created by ex president Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999, with the mandate was to investigate human rights violations during the period of military rule from 1984 to 1999 for reconciliation
He has been married for over 30 years to talented African American fashion designer Diane Oputa, both blessed with 5 children and grand children.
ioiNews will be having a symbolic audio interview soon with the famous artist as he continues to make sure we do not forget his essence and presence
Authors: John Ndubuisi/ Ekpo Azeez
SOURCE: Wikipedia, Online
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