Maverick entertainer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy who was Born in 19 June, 1951, visited Ikoyi prison and fed over 200 inmates as part of activities lined up for his birthday.
Charlyboy, 69, went in company of members of #OurMumuDonDo group and #NaWeBeGovernment Movement, Dailypost reports.
He was also accompanied by renowned singer, Mrs Anehita Aletor, who shares the same birthday with him, as well as Augustine Omoifo, the organizer of the prison tour.
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Charlyboy and his Movement also helped in facilitating the release of some prisoners awaiting trial for over a decade or more.
Charlyboy said, “it’s been quite a long time that we were born into this prison called Nigeria, and the first thing that comes to mind on a day like this is to visit those in hell. If we are in prison, then you can only imagine where they are. “This is the only way we can reach out, the only way we can save a life.
“Unfortunately, majority of us don’t even know we are in a dungeon. Unless we realize this, we will continue in this eternal anguish.
“But like I have always said, the survival of our country depends solely on the ability of our young men and women to break out of this prison by fire by force, whether them like’am or not. Enough of this nyamanyama.”
In a post on his Instagram page, Charlyboy said he hopes his life has inspired Nigerians never to give up on their dreams.
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One of My late father’s famous quotes. “ Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything” I have been committed to my marriage for 41yrs with all the distractions in this world. I have been committed to showing young Nigerians how never to give up on their dreams, no matter the challenges dey are faced with. I have been committed to my Consistency in pursuing things that speak to my soul, regardless of haters and bad belles. I am committed to being the voice of the underdogs(voiceless) and to fight injustice any which way I can, even when the people you fight for fight you. I am committed to always being my authentic self, regardless of people’s opinion, because Na only me Waka come. My people be committed to pouring me with gifts, accolades, prayers, Hugg’s and kisses tomorrow, Wednesday 19th of June 2019. My Birth Day.