“I Fight In Defence Of The LGBT Community.” Charly Boy declares his pro-LGBT stance following his support for his daughter’s coming out

“I Fight In Defence Of The LGBT Community.” Charly Boy declares his pro-LGBT stance following his support for his daughter’s coming out

Charly Boy has come out on his Instagram page to declare his support for the Nigerian LGBT. This comes on the heels of him speaking out in support of his out daughter, Dewy Oputa, backing her against the online hostility she received after making a post that revealed her partner.

In the pro-LGBT post, he begins the caption with: “All that I have done for over 50 years of my life is to root for the underdogs. I turned my back on my gold-plated pedigree and wandered into the unknown.”

The self-proclaimed “area father” went on to talk about how he has invested his energies into defending those in the Nigerian society who have had no one to speak up for them and taking on causes that have made him a target. “My life has been one big fight, against bad habits, poverty, hopelessness and principalities. But I never backed down,” he wrote. “…Spent weeks in the police cell, as a PMAN president… 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.”

He goes on to talk about his dedication to LGBT equality. “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.”

Check out the full post below.

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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 To each his own.

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Charly Boy goes against the grain of celebrity in Nigeria, where the norm is for celebrities to either keep mum on the subject of LGBT equality or speak derogation to the Nigerian LGBT community during interviews and comedy shows.

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  1. Mandy
    July 24, 18:58 Reply

    This man should kuku declare himself interested in adoption. Cos we plenty wey dey find this kain papa.

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