Nigerian singer, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy has become an activist for gay rights.
He took to his Instagram page earlier today to voice his views on gay rights, and this is coming days after his own daughter came out as a lesbian. He wrote;
All that I have done for over
50yrs of my life is to root for
the underdogs.I turned my back on my
goldplated pedigree and wondered
into the unknown.I discovered that victory is a million times sweeter as an underdog.
My life has been one Big fight,
against bad habits, poverty,
hopelessness and principalities.
But I never backed down.
I battled for the rights of the Okada’s
to make a living. I battled for the rights, respect and the big money for the Nigerian Musician, spent weeks in the police cell, as a pman president.
Today, thank God they have a better life.
Now am the President of Frustrated Nigerians.
I am battling with my comrades to stop the
senseless killings of Nigerians.
The oppression of Inocent Nigerians and
the weaponisation of hunger.
Many battles too many to mention.
I have been beaten black and blue by
the military, police, security agents, been teargassed,
shot at, stoned and most time misunderstood
even by the people I fight for.
No big deal because I never back down.
Now I reactivate my fight in defence of the LGBT community.🌈
You know something?
Openness may not completely disarm prejudice
but is a good place to start.
I am hoping that my support will be a
show of strength to the Nigerian LGBT 🌈community.
Because seriously speaking
To each his own.