Charly Boy, Nigerian entertainer cum activist, was back on stage to thrill fans at the 2019 edition of ‘Night of a Thousand Laughs’ show.
The singer, whose real name is Charles Oputa, alongside his dancers, delivered an electrifying music performance at the comedy show held in Abuja on Wednesday.
Lyrics of the songs were largely motivational, urging citizens to be patriotic and to hold leaders accountable in order to collectively build a strong nation.
The activist told NAN that he decided to use music as a tool to inspire ordinary Nigerians, especially youths, to realise that power truly belongs to them.
“Music has been my age-long passion, and this time I am using it to awake the consciousness of all Nigerians, no matter where they are, towards building the country they desire,” he said.
“A lot of Nigerians do not believe they have a say in the affairs of their country, and this makes them docile. It is a contract between the people and the government at all levels, that citizens, will vote, pay taxes and be patriotic.
“However, citizens also require that government provide basic amenities, protect human rights and guarantee the security of lives and property. Citizens will do their part and political leaders should also fulfil their obligations as promised in their manifesto, and as required by the constitution.”
The show, which was organised by Yankee entertainment, was a night of humour and glamour, as both upcoming and established artistes took turns to entertain the crowd before the ‘Area fada’ came on stage.
The 68-year-old showbiz maestro, who released his debut highlife album over three decades ago, performed his latest recorded advocacy songs, ‘Na we be Government’,’ ‘Our Mumudondo’, among others.
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