Foremost Nigerian entertainer , Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa , widely known as Charly boy , has declared himself a prisoner.
Charly boy said he has been a prisoner from birth because Nigeria , his country of birth , is a prison yard.
The veteran singer told DAILY POST that , “it’s been quite a long time that we were born into this prison called Nigeria.”
Charly boy , also known as Area Fada , stated this on the occasion of his 69th birthday.
The music producer , widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s most controversial entertainers alive and has over time built his brand around major international , national and local controversies said young Nigerians were yet to realise that they are in prison.
Charly boy and his Movement also used the opportunity to help in facilitating the release of some prisoners awaiting trial for over a decade or more.
”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.
“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.”