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Charly Boy True story behind eccentric star's anti-government protest

The TV host took to the streets of Lagos today to protest against bad governance, wasteful wickedness and insensitive leadership.

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Protesters led by Charly Boy

(Esther's Blog)

Eccentric singer and media personality, Charly Boy, is currently leading protests against the Federal government.

The TV host took to the streets of Lagos today February 9, 2017, with members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) joined by members of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), protesting against the effects of bad governance, wasteful wickedness and insensitive leadership.


In a post shared on Instagram yesterday, February 8, 2017, before he kicked off the protest today Charly Boy says the political leadership is still in the habit of wastefulness, looting, stealing, embezzlement and ravaging of our common wealth.

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He wrote,

"I Stand with Nigeria Protest.

#OurMumuDonDo: in the Face of Hopelessness I saw Hope with the #IstandWithNigeria Project; in the Midst of Excruciating Hunger I saw Defiance in the faces of our youths; In a Nation of Virtual Social Media Mouthing Youths I saw Foot Soldiers who are capable of Moving this Nation forward if the dream of nationalism is nurtured in the minds of all.

play Charly Boy leads protest with NLC and TLC (Twitter)


Bad Governance is a failure of the governed just as much as it is a failure of Political Leadership. I am a realist and I understand the challenges this country is facing from decades of wasteful wickedness; insensitive Leadership; Mindless Looting and Audacious Criminality.

play Charly Boy leads protest in Lagos with NLC and TLC members (Instagram)


And so, I understand the Challenges of the current President Muhammadu Buhari's Administration; I know there are no Short term Solutions; I am aware that no Matter how smooth the processes of realigning Nigeria will be, we all will have to bite the Bullet as our wounds are being treated.

Labour unions protest against government policies in Lagos on February 9, 2017 play Charly Boy leads protest in Lagos with NLC and TLC members (Campbells Blog)

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Change we know is hard in the Beginning; Messy in the Middle and Glorious in the end if there is a sincerity of purpose by the Leaders and the Led. The People; My Constituency; My fellow frustrated nigerians are the only people making sacrifices while the Political Leadership is still in the habit of Wastefulness, Looting, Stealing, Embezzlement and Ravaging of our Commonwealth.#OurMumuDonDo."

An unashamed activist, this isn't Charly Boy's first attempt at a protest.

The music star has been very vocal in his fight against corruption, oppression, division and the forces that seek to undermine democracy.

The controversial star on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, even went as far as leading protesters on the platform of "Occupy Unlimited" to the National Assembly grounding activities in Abuja.

Charly Boy led other Nigerians to protest alleged corruption in the legislature.

Charly Boy, the national coordinator of the advocacy group said the protest was born out of the will of Nigerian youths who have shown the desire to "stand up against the injustice and oppression done against them by corrupt politicians."

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