Veteran Nigerian singer and social activist, Charly Boy in an Instagram post this morning has revealed he has reactivated his fight for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Nigeria. This is coming in the wake of his daughter, Dewy Oputa coming out as a lesbian and showing off her lesbian partner. CharlyBoy in his post said he has in time past fought for Okada riders, musicians and many others and that now is the time for him to fight for the LGBT community in Nigeria.
Read what he wrote below:
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. Oh!!!!! Yes.
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