Charly Boy has penned his thoughts on one of the best Nigerian musical acts ever.
Eccentric celebrity Charly Boy (Charles Oputa) has written his own opinion on Nigerian music legend Majek Fashek.
The state of Majek's physical and mental health has been the subject of concern for the last two years. The rainmaker's health has grown worse as a result of drug addiction.
Because of this several people have decided to step in and help Majek Fashek. A former band member of his has started raising funds for him.
Now, Charly Boy has penned his thoughts on one of the best Nigerian musical acts ever.
“The worst thing we can do is stand and watch when we see someone struggling in agony, especially when their pain is self inflicted. It is no longer news that the rain maker is a sorry shadow of himself plagued by issues larger than his self discipline.
Majek Fashek is our own; let’s see how we can heal our rain maker who needs all the love and understanding he can get right now. I know quite a few well meaning Nigerians have contributed to his rehabilitation, but I still encourage others to help see the healing of this great musician become a reality" he wrote.
“It is our collective effort to help rehabilitate him as a social responsibility of fighting this hard drug menace that is wasting so many of our youths. I remember this very handsome man with a good heart and we had worked together a long time ago at the start of his beautiful but truncated music career. “He is a multi- talented artiste of international repute, whose hit rendition `Send down the Rain’ still does exactly that anytime it is played- sending the shivers down our spines. It used to be my favorite song from his album, and till today, I can sing his lyrics many years after. He brewed that song right in my studio in Oguta, in the seven months he spent with me there as an in-house producer. He was so promising, so full of dreams that it breaks my heart to see him so degenerated and entirely disconnected today.
Looking at him now, I say to myself, it could have been me or any of us. Some people are not so lucky to imbibe self discipline for things that are destructive to them, however, that doesn’t necessarily make those of us better human beings for being able to.
“I know it can be a huge heartache watching someone you love struggle with an addiction or have a mental illness but the good news is that it is curable. When we show more love as parents, friends, associates, spouses, brothers or sisters, we help the people going through this struggle feel good about themselves,” wrote Charly Boy.