By Nzeh Frankwhite
Renowned social crusader and entertainment personality, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy turns 68 today, and the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ proponent may have decided to celebrate his birthday in a most unique way.
According to very reliable sources close to the activist, Charly Boy will be visiting the Ikoyi Prison with members of Our Mumu Don Do and Na We Be Government Movement, alongside Mrs Anehita Aletor who shares the same birthday with him, they are expected to be joined by Augustine Omoifo, who is the organizer of the prison tour.
Charly Boy and his movement will be using the opportunity to facilitate the release of some prisoners, who has been on awaiting trial for over a decade or more. They also have plans of feeding over 200 inmates during the visit
Charly Boy, born Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, 19 June 1951 (also known as CB, His Royal Punkness, and Area Fada), is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, television presenter, publisher, producer and one of Nigeria’s most controversial entertainers, best known for his alternative lifestyle, political views, and media productions, most notably The Charly Boy Show. He has been president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, and in 2011 an Idol Series judge. The second son of late former Supreme Court justice Chukwudifu Oputa, Oguta-native Charly Boy was born into a Catholic household, and is the cousin of Swedish musician Dr. Alban.
As he often refused to reveal his date of birth in interviews, his age remained unknown until 2011 when he celebrated his sixtieth birthday, however, in his usual enigmatic character, he announced his 63rd birthday on 19 June 2013, making his age a contentious one. Although he has described his parents as liberals who always encouraged their children to speak and say what they had in mind, Charly Boy has also spoken about their conservative nature. 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 college, graduating with a degree in Communications.
this is wishing him a most memorable celebration
Zebrudaya, Pete Edochie to lead Nollywood team against Nigerian Army
By Nzeh Frankwhite
Veteran Actors like Chika Okpara alias Zebrudaya, Pete Edochie and the grey headed Bruno Iwuoha will feature in a novelty match between Actors Guild of Nigeria and the Nigerian Army. Already the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has approved the request for the novelty match.
The event which will attract Nollywood stars to Lagos will no doubt expose the civilian nature in the Officers and men and go a long way to improving military civilian relationship. Agriculture is the highest employer of labour while Nolly wood is the second largest employer of labour in Nigeria.
A report from Bureau of Statistics estimates that from April to May 2018, agriculture contributed 22.86% to Nigeria’s GDP, industries 23.18% and services 53.97%. GDP figure of Nolly wood in 2018 was worth $397,270 million and Nigeria was number 31 in the ranking of GDP of 196 countries in 2018.
The GDP per capita of Nigeria in 2018 was $2,081 and $109 higher than $1,972 in 2017.The Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, produces about 50 movies per week, second only to India’s Bollywood—more than Hollywood in the United States.
Nollywood still generates an impressive $590 million annually. Nollywood films are available through Amazon, Distrify and iRokotv. In a long-term, Nigeria GDP is projected to trend around 690.00 USD Billion in 2020, according to econometric models.
The Nigeria Army is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces and is responsible for land warfare operations. It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council. It bears the brunt of the nation’s security challenges, notably the Boko Haram insurgency!
Benita Okojie expecting 2nd baby
Gospel singer, Benita Okojie is expecting a second child with her sweetheart, Olawale Adeyina. They walked down the aisle on November 26, 2016, and they now have a son from the union.
From a photograph shared on social media, an obvious growing baby bump is visible on the mum of one and we can’t wait to have one more baby Benita.
Benita trilled gospel music lover as little girl some of her highly inspirational songs that topped music chart during her days. She got married in 2016 and the marriage is aready blessed with a bouncing baby boy