Charles Oputa, better known by his stage name Charly Boy, is a well-known Nigerian singer and political activist. He has denied rumors that he called for a coup in Nigeria.
The public criticized Charly Boy after believing his social media post to be a call for a coup in Nigeria.
The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo, was placed under house arrest by military coup leaders, which resulted in a viral video in which the president screamed out for assistance, and one of his sons was detained for treason. His post was in response to this scenario.
On Sunday, Charly Boy expressed frustration that his prayers for positive change in Nigeria were seemingly unanswered, unlike in other African countries like Gabon, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, where soldiers had staged coups to overthrow elected governments.
Can someone explain to me why @premiumtimes.ng dey engage in such cheap/stupid sensationalism.
Dem wan take me do escape goat?
How “E dey Pain Me” turn into a call for coup.
Der fathers. pic.twitter.com/08LRwm2DPB
— Charly Boy Area Fada 1 (@AreaFada1) September 3, 2023
However, his post was misconstrued by several news platforms as a call for a coup in Nigeria, leading to a backlash from the online community.
In response, Charly Boy posted a clarification on his Twitter page, stating that his initial post had been misinterpreted. He criticized the news media for engaging in what he called “cheap, stupid sensationalism.
” His tweet read, “Dem wan take me do escape goat? How ‘E dey Pain Me’ turn into a call for coup. Der fathers.” This message conveyed his frustration with the misinterpretation of his words and the sensationalism in reporting the issue.