Eccentric Nigerian entertainer Charles Oputa popularly known in music circles as Charly Boy has recounted how he almost became a reverend father because of his late dad.
The former President of the Performing Musicians’ Association of Nigeria (PMAN) said that his late father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, ‘‘ruined him with religion’’.
Charly Boy who shared his story on the latest episode of the Honest Bunch Podcast said that while he was young he was hungry to become a mass servant at the time, and after six years, it was hip at the time to become a reverend father.
He said; “When I was younger, my father damaged me with religion and religiosity because I remember when I was 13 or 14, I started serving mass at the church, and every time was Bible Study on the weekends. All of us were hungry to become mass servants at the time, so after six years, it was hip at the time to become a reverend father, so I too wanted to become a reverend father.”
Charly Boy continued: “So that’s how I walked into the seminary for my class one before the war broke out. So yeah, I was actually going to become a priest, but then I saw that it didn’t fit me.”