Charly Boy

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Birthday
19, 1951
Birthplace
Nigeria
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
Nigeria

About

Nigerian singer who is famous for politically-charged songs like "Nwata Miss" and for being a judge on Nigerian Idol. He is controversial in his home country due to his embrace of androgyny as well as his criticisms of the conservative Nigerian government.

Before Fame

He originally wanted to become a priest but dropped out of seminary school after just one year. He moved to the United States to study law as a teenager.

Trivia

He once interviewed Nigerian President Ibrahim Babangida on the political talk show Zoom Time.

Family Life

He married singer Diane Oputa in 1979. He has children named Dominique, Adaeze, Charles, Yvonne and Anwuli.

Associated With

His questioning of the Nigerian government has led to comparisons between himself and Fela Kuti.