366

USD/NGN

Charly Boy

Charly Boy (also spelt Charlie Boy and known as CB, His Royal Punkness, and Area Fada) is best known for his alternative lifestyle, biker style, political views, and television productions, most notably The Charly Boy Show.

He was born 19 June 1951 in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria, into a Catholic household. Charly Boy is the second son of former Supreme Court judge Chukwudifu Oputa. He is also the cousin of Swedish musician Dr. Alban.

He had set out to become a priest, but left seminary school after a year. In his late teens he moved to America where he attended the prestigious Harvard University. He was expected to study Law as his father had done, but graduated with a degree in Communications.

When he returned to Nigeria, Charly Boy rejected the job at Mobil Oil and Gas that his father secured for him. Charly Boy went back to his village in Imo State and worked in a local beer joint to keep body and soul together.

Later, he moved back to Lagos and with some help achieved his dreams in the entertainment industry. Reportedly, due to his patriotic character, Galadima Bus Stop and his street in Gwarinpa district of Abuja were named after Charly Boy.

Charly Boy had released a highlife album in 1982, however, he attained greater success with the 1985 Polygram Nigeria release of Nwata Miss. His most popular album was 1990 – the title was a reference to Nigeria's corrupt military government.

In 1996, Charly Boy starred in the Nollywood movie Backstab in which he played a gangster.

As a television presenter, Charly Boy created such TV projects as The Charly Boy Show (cancelled in 2001 after ten years), The Charly Boy Kiddies Show and Zoom Time. The most popular television series was The Charly Boy Show – a weekly sketch/variety show with political undertones, and featured music, comedy, and celebrity appearances.

In 2011, Charly Boy replaced Audu Maikori as a judge on Nigerian Idol.

Charly Boy is the owner of New Waves Productions and publisher of The Charly Boy Magazine which he launched in 2010 and writes for regularly.

He has been married to African-American singer and former fashion designer Diane for over thirty years. Charly Boy – who had been married before – has nine children. One of his sons is an Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA.

Now you look like Abacha’s regime with your ‘crowd' - Ezekwesili blasts Femi Adesina for forgetting all he stood for as a journalist

Now you look like Abacha’s regime with your ‘crowd' - Ezekwesili blasts Femi Adesina for forgetting all he stood for as a journalist

Now you look like Abacha’s regime with your ‘crowd' - Ezekwesili blasts Femi Adesina for forgetting all he stood for as a journalist
Da ace wani abu ya samu Charly Boy toh da tuni Najeriya ta tarwatse – Fani Kayode

Da ace wani abu ya samu Charly Boy toh da tuni Najeriya ta tarwatse – Fani Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode yace da ace wani mumunan abu ya samu Charles Oputa wanda a yanzu yake gudanar da zanga-zanga na rashin shugaba Buhari toh da kasar ta tarwatse.

Da ace wani abu ya samu Charly Boy toh da tuni Najeriya ta tarwatse – Fani Kayode
If you don't show up for our protest, you have joined the cabal - Charly Boy tells 2face (Video)

If you don't show up for our protest, you have joined the cabal - Charly Boy tells 2face (Video)

Charly Boy criticised 2face for refusing to join the protest for President Buhari to resume office or resign after over 100 days on medical leave in London.

If you don't show up for our protest, you have joined the cabal - Charly Boy tells 2face (Video)
BREAKING: Niger Delta youths storm Abuja to protest against corruption after attack on Charly Boy

BREAKING: Niger Delta youths storm Abuja to protest against corruption after attack on Charly Boy

The Niger Delta Youths said they will be marching to the Presidential Villa to make their demand on the fight against corruption after attack on Charly Boy.

BREAKING: Niger Delta youths storm Abuja to protest against corruption after attack on Charly Boy
Finally! Charly Boy reveals why he was attacked in Wuse Market

Finally! Charly Boy reveals why he was attacked in Wuse Market

They (the attackers) were misguided, they were youths that have been brainwashed; their actions were obviously triggered by hunger, frustration, hopelessness.

Finally! Charly Boy reveals why he was attacked in Wuse Market
Alleged pro-Buhari supporters caught on camera stoning Charly Boy, others (Video)

Alleged pro-Buhari supporters caught on camera stoning Charly Boy, others (Video)

A group of young men, allegedly supporting President Muhammadu Buhari, attacked the #ResumeorResign protesters led by Charly Boy at Wuse market, Abuja.

Alleged pro-Buhari supporters caught on camera stoning Charly Boy, others (Video)
Charly Boy, others cancel march to Aso Rock over fear of clash with pro-Buhari group (photos)

Charly Boy, others cancel march to Aso Rock over fear of clash with pro-Buhari group (photos)

Pro-Buhari leader said contrary to the claims by the anti-Buhari group, the president did the needful before embarking on his medical treatment in London.

Charly Boy, others cancel march to Aso Rock over fear of clash with pro-Buhari group (photos)
If anything had happened to Charly Boy, Nigeria would have exploded - Fani Kayode

If anything had happened to Charly Boy, Nigeria would have exploded - Fani Kayode

Former Nigerian minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday August 15 says the country would have exploded if any harm had come to Charles Oputa.

If anything had happened to Charly Boy, Nigeria would have exploded - Fani Kayode
Da Najeriya ta tarwatse da masoya Buhari sun kashe Charley Boy jiya - Fani Kayode

Da Najeriya ta tarwatse da masoya Buhari sun kashe Charley Boy jiya - Fani Kayode

Tsohon ministan sufurin jiragen sama, Femi Fani Kayode yayi Allah wadai akan harin da ake kai wa, Charles Oputa wanda aka fi sani da Charley Boy lokacin da yake

Da Najeriya ta tarwatse da masoya Buhari sun kashe Charley Boy jiya - Fani Kayode
'Charly Boy is fighting for people that want to kill him' - Nigerians react

'Charly Boy is fighting for people that want to kill him' - Nigerians react

As reports and pictures of the attack hit social media, there were mixed reactions from Nigerians. While some blamed him, others accused President Buhari.

'Charly Boy is fighting for people that want to kill him' - Nigerians react
Despite Wuse Market attack, Charly Boy, others declare vigil in front of Abuja House in London

Despite Wuse Market attack, Charly Boy, others declare vigil in front of Abuja House in London

The group said it will hold a candle light vigil and procession will take place in front of the Presidential residence in London on Friday, August 18.

Despite Wuse Market attack, Charly Boy, others declare vigil in front of Abuja House in London
Charley Boy ya sha da kyar a kasuwar Wuse dake Abuja

Charley Boy ya sha da kyar a kasuwar Wuse dake Abuja

An kai wa Shahareren mawaki, Charles Oputa, wanda aka fi sani da Charley Boy, wanda shine jagaba wajen zanga-zangan kira da shugaba Buhari da ya dawo hari

Charley Boy ya sha da kyar a kasuwar Wuse dake Abuja
Finally! Charly Boy speaks on N300 million allegedly received from Mimiko, Dankwambo

Finally! Charly Boy speaks on N300 million allegedly received from Mimiko, Dankwambo

The leader of the anti-Buhari protest Charles 'Charly Boy' Oputa has denied allegations by a civil society group that he received money from PDP politicians.

Finally! Charly Boy speaks on N300 million allegedly received from Mimiko, Dankwambo
Charly Boy, celebrity activists, others collected N300 million for anti-Buhari protest - Group alleges

Charly Boy, celebrity activists, others collected N300 million for anti-Buhari protest - Group alleges

The Centre for Truth and Justice (CTJ) said top members of the PDP Olusegun Mimiko paid N300 million to the leaders of the anti-Buhari protests in Abuja.

Charly Boy, celebrity activists, others collected N300 million for anti-Buhari protest - Group alleges
Police facing protesters but they cannot face Boko Haram and armed robbers - Charly Boy

Police facing protesters but they cannot face Boko Haram and armed robbers - Charly Boy

Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy insisted that he and other protesters were brutalised by the police in a bid to halt the protest against President Buhari.

Police facing protesters but they cannot face Boko Haram and armed robbers - Charly Boy
Za mu ci gaba da zanga-zanga har sai Buhari ya dawo - Charly Boy

Za mu ci gaba da zanga-zanga har sai Buhari ya dawo - Charly Boy

Shahararren mai bada Nishadi, Charles Oputa(Charly Boy),bai kula da maganar 'yan sanda da suka yi na cewar ya fadi a wata zanga-zanga a Abuja don jawo mutane

Za mu ci gaba da zanga-zanga har sai Buhari ya dawo - Charly Boy
‘Charly Boy is what a Yoruba call adagbamadanu, a thoughtless old fool’ – Wale Ojo

‘Charly Boy is what a Yoruba call adagbamadanu, a thoughtless old fool’ – Wale Ojo

Entertainer Charly Boy has been leading the Our Mumu Don Do protest against the stay of President Muhammadu Buhari outside Nigeria on medical grounds.

‘Charly Boy is what a Yoruba call adagbamadanu, a thoughtless old fool’ – Wale Ojo
“I am ready to die for Nigeria” - Charly Boy speaks on Our Mumu Don Do

“I am ready to die for Nigeria” - Charly Boy speaks on Our Mumu Don Do

66-year-old controversial entertainer and social activist Charly Boy has said he's ready to die for Nigeria. He is leading the Our Mumu Don Do protest.

“I am ready to die for Nigeria” - Charly Boy speaks on Our Mumu Don Do
Federal government sent thugs to disrupt our protests - Charly Boy, other protesters raises serious allegation

Federal government sent thugs to disrupt our protests - Charly Boy, other protesters raises serious allegation

The #ResumeorResign group led by Charly Boy has alleged that some thugs allegedly sponsored by the federal government came to disrupt the group's protest.

Federal government sent thugs to disrupt our protests - Charly Boy, other protesters raises serious allegation
Just in: Pro-Buhari protesters storm Unity Fountain, smoking in public (photos)

Just in: Pro-Buhari protesters storm Unity Fountain, smoking in public (photos)

These buses had in them many Nigerians - mostly young people who all charged towards the famous Unity Fountain in Abuja chanting Sai Buhari! Sai Buhari!

Just in: Pro-Buhari protesters storm Unity Fountain, smoking in public (photos)
Why we are protesting against President Buhari - Charly Boy, others release official statement

Why we are protesting against President Buhari - Charly Boy, others release official statement

Leaders of protesters demanding for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari has released a statement to clarify their position on the protest.

Why we are protesting against President Buhari - Charly Boy, others release official statement
Resume or Resign Protest: Charly Boy only fell down because he saw cameras - Police accuse protest leader of lying and being overly-dramatic

Resume or Resign Protest: Charly Boy only fell down because he saw cameras - Police accuse protest leader of lying and being overly-dramatic

The leader of the #ResumeorResign protesters Charly Boy, has been accused of being ‘overly dramatic’ by the PRO of the Nigerian Police Mr. Jimoh Moshood.

Resume or Resign Protest: Charly Boy only fell down because he saw cameras - Police accuse protest leader of lying and being overly-dramatic
A policeman raised his gun and hit me in the eye - Charly Boy recounts ordeal

A policeman raised his gun and hit me in the eye - Charly Boy recounts ordeal

Charly Boy has recounted how he and others were tear-gassed and attacked by officers of the Nigeria Police Force during his #ResumeorResign protest in Abuja.

A policeman raised his gun and hit me in the eye - Charly Boy recounts ordeal
NAIJ.com
Mailfire view pixel