- Charly Boy has relocated back to Lagos
-The Areafada says Igbos should lokk inward and forget leaving Nigeria
- He also talks about the state of the nation and why Nigerian youths need to speak up now before it is too late
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Controversial singer and media personality Charly Boy who abandoned Lagos to Abuja 13 years ago is back to the centre of excellence as he finds Abuja no longer attractive.
The erratic personality who once led PMAN speaks on issues varying from his new TV show, what he wants to be written in his obituary, Biafra struggle and the 2baba led protest.
Speaking on what he wants written in his obituary which he had already written down the Areafada said:
Everybody is going to go. So, that is why in a very reflective and sober mood, I’m asking the question: ‘what would your obituary read like?’ Like I already concluded my obituary: ‘I came, I saw, I … did it my way.’
On the Buhari led administration he said:
How every other frustrated Nigerian like me is rating it. It’s a no-show. It’s a no-show because in this century, look at the kind of poverty, look at the hopelessness, look at the bleak future of the youths, look at the level of employment. I’m not dumping it all on Buhari’s table, no. But, I’m saying, until we begin to ask the leadership questions, and hold them accountable for their irresponsibility, Nigeria would not change.
And this is what I’m trying to shout my head off from the roof-top for the Nigerian youths. Because this country would only be saved by its exceptional youths. So, all this docility is really killing our humanity. I never see country before wey your leaders go dey do anyhow, they’re not in tune with the masses, the masses go dey sleep, go dey dulling, go dey jonsing, dey do like e no concern dem. And I’m warning, if Nigerian youths don’t wake up to their responsibility to reclaim their stolen future na sand-sand everibodi go chop before the end of the year. Mark my words.
On the proposed February 6th 2baba led protest he said:
That is what I’m hoping catches on everywhere in Nigeria. People should start to show their displeasure, their vexation, their anger with the way things are. So, it’s a good thing the people are coming out. There should be more people – more celebrities should be advocating for this so people can stand up and hold this government accountable for all the goofs. That’s what we’re saying.
On Biafra and Nigeria, Area Fada said:
I call myself Nwa-Biafra – the son of Biafra. I’m an Igbo man. I’m a native chicken. I believe in all the values that symbolise Igboness – consistency, hard work, industry and so on and so forth. But I also was a survivor of the Biafran war and what I saw in that war was death all around me, death everywhere I turned. We died more because of hunger than the bullets. I don’t want to go back there. In America today, with what the childish president they have in the name of Donald Trump, what he is doing to immigration. Look at how people are coming out to protest. This is not who we are. This is not how we should go about things.
I believe in Biafra in a way that it is high time the Igbo would not say that they don’t know what has been happening, that we’re not marginalised, we’re not the tribe that is being hunted. We should go back home, look at our place. For all the Igbo millionaires and billionaires, they should go back home and start to develop the east, so we can make the east an economic hub for the country. It will be better for the Igbo nation. It will be better for Biafra if you have Biafra in your heart. It will be better for Nigeria. So, rather than us playing ourselves out of the political situation, we should start having that think-home mentality. And this is what I’m advocating. Biafra is a state of mind.
On return to Lagos
I’m in Lagos because I’m relocating. Because my fight is against Abuja and all it stands for. That’s why I’m in Lagos now.
Is he being threatened?
I don’t feel under threat. Anywhere in Nigeria is my home. And I miss Lagos. So, I’m coming back to revive my energy, reboot, refresh and we go see wetin go happen for this country. We ready for them (government). I’ve been away for 13 years. I miss my TV show, that’s why I’m doing one. I miss the radio show. I miss the creative world. I miss so many things. So, Lagos is missing me too like I’m missing Lagos.