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Charly Boy Eccentric celebrity reveals he turned down job at oil company for music

The big salary from an oil company couldn't persuade Charly Boy to leave music.

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Charly Boy play Charly Boy's passion for music was so strong that he dumped everything else. (Press)

Charles Oputa Jr. better known as Charly Boy who was an active musician in the 80’s and 90’s has revealed that his passion to be a successful music artiste made him turn down a job offer.

The eccentric celeb in an interview with The Nation, said after coming back from the United States in the 80’s he turned down a job from an oil company in order to pursue his music ambitions.

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Charly Boy doing a pose

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I returned to the country in the early eighties, after my studies in the United States where I bagged a degree in Mass Communications, to a job with the Public Relations department of a major oil company in the country” he said.

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Charly Boy



Unfortunately, I was not interested in a nine-to-five job, so I declined the offer. My father was livid, and could not fathom why on earth I would choose to throw my life away by pursuing a career in music. No one in my family was involved in entertainment” he additionally stated.

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My father was based in Lagos at the time, leaving our Oguta home vacant, so I happily took up residence there as I would not have to pay rent. I thereafter set up a production studio. Unfortunately, business was not very buoyant as Oguta is out of the way to major Eastern Nigerian towns” he also said.

This month Charly Boy expressed the opinion that he wants Nigerian youths to reflect his attitude towards life.

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