Feb 5, 2017 – Charlie Boy Moves To Lagos After 13 Years In Abuja, Installs Self As President Of Frustrated Nigerians
Charly Boy Starts Radio Show & TV Series, Urges Igbo Millionaires To Return Home & Develop The East For Biafrans
Excerpts from area fada Charly Boy’s recent chat with The Nation
You wrote a letter on Facebook, addressing Igbo youths concerning Biafra. Does Charly Boy align to Nigeria or Biafra?
I call myself Nwa-Biafra – the son of Biafra. I’m an Igbo man. I’m a native chicken. I believe in all the values that symbolise Igboness – consistency, hard work, industry and so on and so forth. But I also was a survivor of the Biafran war and what I saw in that war was death all around me, death everywhere I turned. We died more because of hunger than the bullets. I don’t want to go back there. In America today, with what the childish president they have in the name of Donald Trump, what he is doing to immigration. Look at how people are coming out to protest. This is not who we are. This is not how we should go about things.
I believe in Biafra in a way that it is high time the Igbo would not say that they don’t know what has been happening, that we’re not marginalised, we’re not the tribe that is being hunted. We should go back home, look at our place. For all the Igbo millionaires and billionaires, they should go back home and start to develop the east, so we can make the east an economic hub for the country. It will be better for the Igbo nation. It will be better for Biafra if you have Biafra in your heart. It will be better for Nigeria. So, rather than us playing ourselves out of the political situation, we should start having that think-home mentality. And this is what I’m advocating. Biafra is a state of mind.
Why are you in Lagos
I’m in Lagos because I’m relocating. Because my fight is against Abuja and all it stands for. That’s why I’m in Lagos now.
Is it that you feel under threat?
I don’t feel under threat. Anywhere in Nigeria is my home. And I miss Lagos. So, I’m coming back to revive my energy, reboot, refresh and we go see wetin go happen for this country. We ready for them (government).
Any particular thing you’ve missed in Lagos?
I’ve been away for 13 years. I miss my TV show, that’s why I’m doing one. I miss the radio show. I miss the creative world. I miss so many things. So, Lagos is missing me too like I’m missing Lagos.
WHAT is Charly Boy doing in a funeral home in Lagos?
I’m shooting an episode for my TV series. It’s called Charly Boy On The Pulpit. You know, my ministry is growing. And the frustration and gbengen in Nigeria is looming. So, my job is to always talk to the youths.
So Charly Boy on The Pulpit talks about our political brouhaha, all the things we’re going through as frustrated, suffering Nigerians; all what is happening to us. And then, proffering another kind of a rejuvenation of the mind-set, how young people should think. And what should be their values, and in a roundabout way, to even reawaken young people who are docile, complacent about their future, their stolen future.
So, that is what I’m doing. My radio show, the TV show would soon be on air. So, we’re just doing parts of the episodes.