by Doyin Jaiyesimi
Where were you yesterday?
We know where Charly Boy. He was in church and boy did he preach it, or should we say, reveal it.
The entertainer was invited to attend the Sunday service at ThisRanch by the General Overseer, Pastor Gbenga Adenuga, who felt that church members could benefit from listening to Charlyboy share his deep experience with them. But, members of the public thought otherwise.
Much of the criticism towards Charly Boy’s invitation to the church arose from the latest nude photos of Charly Boy that went viral online a few days back. Critics opined that it was a waste of time to have the acclaimed Area Fada in church.
Despite the heavy criticism, Charly Boy obliged the invitation and attended the service with his father, Rtd Justice Oputa, his mother, his wife, Lady D, and staff of New Wave Productions and Taakra Academy. After a session of worship and prayers, Charly Boy got on the podium and addressed sensitive questions from Pastor Adenuga.
He started by explaining the reason why he chose to attend the service at ThisRanch. “I came to pray and to share my experiences with you, most important I came to pray that God should forgive us – Nigerians – our sins for all we have done to the country politically,” he said.
Afterwards, Charly Boy began to answer the different questions that were thrown at him. In response to the question on whether he believed in the hands of God in the life an individual or not, Charly Boy said, “We all have been created in the image and likeness of God, and if that is the case, then God created all of us for a purpose, and that purpose can only be realized when one gets connected to it, through his own creative ingenuity.”
He then addressed the issue of his recent nude pictures, saying that no such picture was sent to the Internet by his brand. He also stated that some of the shows put up by his brand were “actually meant to express the freedom that Nigeria so desires but never came.”
According to the Nigerian Idol Judge, “It is all about the mindset, and I want to say that Nigerians of this generation only see, and believe in the façade and not in the reality.”
Charly Boy also told the congregation that he does not smoke, drink alcohol, nor womanize.
Then came the bombshell. He introduced his alter-ego, Linda, and took time to differentiate between three persons – Charles Oputa, Charly Boy, and Linda. He said that Charles Oputa is the responsible family man with eight children and 12 grandchildren, while Charly Boy is a creation and a character. While, Linda is the woman in Charly Boy. She wears make-up and directs him on how to be compassionate like women. Without Linda, Charly Boy said he would not have been able to carry out all the humanitarian work he has done over the years.
The question and answer session was concluded with Charly Boy giving words of encouragement to the congregation. He also spoke about the present situation in Nigeria, saying that he was confident that things would one day change for the better.