Foremost Nigerian showbiz maestro and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charlyboy, is set to release a hit single featuring ace singer and rapper Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz.
The 68-year-old grand-father, who released his debut high-life album over three decades ago, hinted on the ‘collabo’ in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
The “Nwata Miss” crooner said he has decided to work with Falz because of his philosophical style of music that addresses leadership issues and societal ills.
He added that the project was an advocacy song targeted at driving positive narratives in the society.
“Falz is a young man that I so much believe in his music and passion towards positive change in all aspects of our society, and we share similar thoughts.
“We are working on something together and it will sure stir positive change in our lives as Nigerians.”
The former president of Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) said he decided to use music as a tool to inspire ordinary Nigerians, especially youth, towards holding leaders accountable.
He explained that he was leading an advocacy and enlightenment campaign ‘Na we be Government” and decided to go back to music, his age-long passion, to call citizens to participate in nation building.
“All over the word, the Arts, especially music, have been used to inspire people and change narratives towards a better society.
“I did not go into music for money, but for the passion for it, and this time I am using it to awake the consciousness of all Nigerians towards building the country they desire.
“A lot of Nigerians have given up on their country because of bad leadership over the years, and do not believe they have a say in the affairs of their country
“It is time they are reminded that power truly belongs to them and there is a social contract between them and elected political leaders.
“Citizens will do their part and political leaders should also fulfill their obligations as promised in their manifesto, and as required by the constitution,” he said
The ‘Areafada’ however urged Nigerian singers to look beyond money-making and come up with projects that would propel value reorientation.
BBNaija: How Mike reconciled Frodd, Seyi after fight over alcohol
The 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija,’ Pepper Dem edition, on Friday night, witnessed another moment.
This is as Frodd and Seyi reconciled after their clash over alcoholic beverages, earlier reported.
TIMELY POST had reported that Seyi and Frodd engaged in a heated argument on Friday night after Biggie provided alcohol to the housemates.
Frodd queried Seyi over the availability of enough drinks and alcohol in the house, and the manner its distribution was being handled.
Seyi who was not comfortable with the statement said: “I’m a big man where I’m coming from, I can’t fight about alcohol. I’m bigger than it.”
Frodd in response attacked Seyi, adding that he does not care about his lineage as they all have equal rights in the house.
However, in a twist of event, Mike during a game in the yard on Friday night, dared Seyi to hug and reconcile with Frodd within 20 seconds.
Seyi approached Frodd, mumbled some words to him as they hugged and reconciled.
That’s why I have decided no to argue with anyone because of BBNaija. Seyi and Frodd 😊😊😊😊. Thanks Mike an
BBNaija: Icons defeats Cruisetopia to win wager task
The ‘Icon’ team of the ongoing Big Brother Naija, BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ edition on Thursday won the week’s wager task.
It would be recalled that Big Brother had divided the housemates into two teams; The Icons and Cruisetopia.
The Icons include: Cindy, Elozonam, Enkay, Frodd, Ike, Khafi, Omashola, Sir Dee and Tacha while the Cruisetopia has: Diane, Esther, Gedoni, Jackye, Joe, Mercy, Mike, Seyi, and Venita as members.
Biggie had asked the housemates to come up with creative arts in any form to perform a talent show as part of the Wager task.
The housemates were not given props by Biggie for this task unlike others, but were instructed to use available materials in the house.
The icons pulled up a great performance and worked collectively which earned them 16 points ahead of the Cruisetopia team
The Icons started their performance with an acrobatic display. Then Sir Dee, Elozonam, Frodd and Ike impressed fans with their chest-puffing and humming.
Afterwards, Elozonam performed flexible dance moves amid a little dramatic performance.
On the other hand, Cruisetopia started their performance with a national anthem as Seyi presented their acts.
Joe at the end of the performance unveiled a beautifully-drawn coat of arms.
Despite the argument between Seyi and Mike earlier, the Cruisetopia still did their best as they earned 11 points.
Despite losing, the Cruisetopia team were commended by Biggie for their performance.
The winning team gets food and provision while the losing team will be denied of provisions for a week.
In addition to the provisions, each member of The Icons was rewarded with 20 coins.
BBNaija 2019: Khafi in tears as she settles rift with Venita
Big Brother Naija 2019, BBNaija housemate, Khafi tried to hold back tears but could not, as she ended her rift with Venita over acting roles in today’s task.
The ‘Pepper Dem’ gang housemates were given the task of organising a coronation and grand reception in the form of drama for Seyi, who won the Head of House challenge for the second week.
The rift started when Venita demanded a significant role in the drama on the grounds that acting is her profession.
Similarly, Khafi also wanted a significant role, admitting to Esther that she really never wanted singing roles and that acting was her thing.
Venita however responded by saying: “My primary job is acting and I have won awards, while you are just a police officer.”
Seyi, in the process of settling issues with the duo, almost got into a face-off with Khafi.
Both parties seem to have come to a common agreement as Venita apologised to Khafi for responding to her rudely.
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