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.

Charley Boy da yan kungiyar sa sun fara wata sabuwar zanga-zanga a Abuja

Charley Boy da yan kungiyar sa sun fara wata sabuwar zanga-zanga a Abuja

Charley Boy da yan kungiyar sa sun fara wata sabuwar zanga-zanga a Abuja
My guy, I am not happy with you - Charly Boy tackles 2face over his refusal to join anti-Buhari protest

My guy, I am not happy with you - Charly Boy tackles 2face over his refusal to join anti-Buhari protest

Veteran entertainer Charly Boy has publicly come out to slam popular musician 2face Idibia. He criticised 2face’s silence over the #Resumeorresign protest.

My guy, I am not happy with you - Charly Boy tackles 2face over his refusal to join anti-Buhari protest
Buhari should return if he is well as his supporters claim - Fayose mocks president as he expresses outrage against attack on Charly Boy

Buhari should return if he is well as his supporters claim - Fayose mocks president as he expresses outrage against attack on Charly Boy

The attack on the #ResumeorResign protesters at the Wuse Market on Tuesday August 15, has been condemned by Ayodele Fayose, the Governor of Ekiti state.

Buhari should return if he is well as his supporters claim - Fayose mocks president as he expresses outrage against attack on Charly Boy
Charly Boy da Mutanen sa sun yi zaman su na karshe

Charly Boy da Mutanen sa sun yi zaman su na karshe

Kungiyan(Concerned Nigerians) dake kiran shugabankasa ya dawo ko yayi murabus sunyi zama sun a karshe a safiyan yau, bayan harin da aka musu a kasuwan Wuse dake

Charly Boy da Mutanen sa sun yi zaman su na karshe
Charly Boy ya caccaki 2face kan rashin halartan zanga-zangar da suke gudanarwa kan Buhari (Bidiyo)

Charly Boy ya caccaki 2face kan rashin halartan zanga-zangar da suke gudanarwa kan Buhari (Bidiyo)

Charly Boy ya caccaki takwaransa, 2face, kan kin halartan zanga-zangar da sukeyi kan shugaban kasa Muhammadu Buhari ya dawo ko yayi murabus bayan kwanaki 100.

Charly Boy ya caccaki 2face kan rashin halartan zanga-zangar da suke gudanarwa kan Buhari (Bidiyo)
Nigerians in UK condemn invasion of Wuse Market by Charly Boy, others

Nigerians in UK condemn invasion of Wuse Market by Charly Boy, others

Some Nigerian in UK have said that the invasion of the Wuse market by the Charly Boy led protesters was aimed at crippling the economic activities in Nigeria.

Nigerians in UK condemn invasion of Wuse Market by Charly Boy, others
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
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