Charles Oputa, a veteran Nigerian singer better known as Charly Boy, has taken to social media to count his blessings ahead of his 70th birthday.

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In a post on his Instagram page, the controversial entertainer reflected on his life so far, examining how he has succeeded as an individual and a family man.

In a video accompanying the post on Thursday, Charly Boy revealed that he has so far fathered nine children — six from his previous marriages and three with Diane, his current wife.

“I have sixteen, not ten, not five, not fifteen but sixteen grandchildren and I believe God has blessed me and my prayer to ordinary Nigerians is that may God bless you,” he said in the video.

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My Family My Children My health My Spiritual Alertness My Pedigree&Heritage My Late Parents My Spiritual Gardian The Beauty of my Soul CharlyBoy The Spirit Of Contentment A Simple Life A Good name. My People, Everyone who is alive can find something to be grateful for if they look for it. May God bless you too more than he blessed me.🙏 #charlyboyat70

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He went on to appreciate God for sustaining him over the years, noting that being alive is something worthy of celebrating.

“Counting my Blessings. My Family, children, health, spiritual alertness, pedigree&heritage, late parents, spiritual guardian…the beauty of my soul, a simple life, a good name,” he captioned the post.

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“My people, everyone who is alive can find something to be grateful for if they look for it. May God bless you too more than he blessed me #charlyboyat70.”

He also used the moment to celebrate his 40th wedding anniversary with Diane, better known as Lady D.

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“A decent Family is a mixture of incredible and unbreakable bond, created by mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. It’s comfort in a world of uncertainty, a shoulder to lean on” AreaFada(CharlyBoy) #charlyboyat70🥁

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The Afrobeat star cum activist turns 70 on June 19, 2020.

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