Charly Boy Makes About-face, Denies Collecting 9-Figure Fee From Buhari Campaign

Charly Boy Makes About-face, Denies Collecting 9-Figure Fee From Buhari Campaign

By Wires Editor | The Trent on March 28, 2019
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Deji Adeyanju (left) with Charly Boy (middle) as the Our Mumu Don Do and Concerned Nigerians movements stage a anti-government protest in Abuja in 2017
Deji Adeyanju (left) with Charly Boy (middle) as the Our Mumu Don Do and Concerned Nigerians movements stage a anti-government protest in Abuja in 2017

Charles Oputa, the convener of “OurMumuDonDo” Movement, popularly referred to Charly Boy, has contradicted his earlier statement that he received hundreds of millions of naira from President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team.

Charly Boy in an interview with Oak TV on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, said he could not have used the song where he abused the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to get money from Mr Keyamo.

Mr Oputa was accused by the co-convener of the movement, Deji Adeyanju, that while he was in prison for 78 days, the APC through Mr. Keyamo gave Charly Boy money.

An audio conversation was released to back Mr Adeyanju’s claim.

Days after the allegation, Charly Boy publicly stated that he received at least N100 million from Buhari campaign as payment for his politically-charged music video that attacked PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and the APC.

The video was uploaded on YouTube January 25.

Hours after Charly Boy admitted that he got cash from Mr Buhari’s campaign, Mr Keyamo wrote on Twitter that “I’ve been having some good laugh. Whoever thinks that I would pay a penny for a song by @Areafada1 that disses both the APC and PDP must have his/her head examined.”

“If the quarrelling parties want to hurt their egos by bandying phantom figures, they should let me out of it.”

Charly Boy has faced a backlash from many members of the ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement especially for alleged collusion with the Nigerian government, the same government believed to be responsible for Mr Adeyanju’s ordeal.

Dramatic Turn

However, on Tuesday, Charly Boy made a U-turn, saying: “For someone to believe that I collected money in nine digits from a politician for a video clip is laughable, because even if I am Davido or Wizkid, who will pay me such amount.

“Some persons are bent on denting the brand that I have built over the years, but I am not deterred because the struggle for a better Nigeria must continue, and my mouth cannot be shut.”

Charly Boy said he admitted to collecting the money earlier “to play along and understand if Mr Adeyanju, the person who he called son will believe the rumours”.

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