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Charly Boy had 7 kids from away matches? Find out more in interview with his wife, Diane Oputa

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Social media titan Babalola Osogbiye dug out the
dead bones in an interview with wife of the latest
Marriage counselor “Charly Boy”. An enlightening
interview that reveals the ups and the downs of
the marriage life of the couple and how they have
been able to pull through 38 years without being
a subject of media. Words are not enough to give
details of the interview, read more after the cut…

She is married to one of Nigerians most
controversial iconic personalities.

The “weird” one
Charly Boy has fought for the rights of the
average Nigerian. He has on several occasions
been tortured by the Nigerian police and the
military for standing up to bad leadership or
unfair treatment of the impoverished masses. His
television series, The Charly Boy Show was one of
the most watched programmes for a very long
time. He’s an accomplished singer/songwriter,
television presenter, publisher, producer and
talent judge.

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The American trained mass communication
masters degree holder, who decided in his own
words, to punish his parents by creating the
larger than life image. A punk, a boy, an
AreaFada, and lately a Jesus lover.

He has been
married three times before, his present marriage
is the 4th and maybe the last, kissed
Denrele Edun, has a pet python was
photographed naked. That pretty much sums it
up, from a shallow point of view. One person who
knows this enigma would be his wife of 38yrs the
best person to give intimate account. Lady Diane
Oputa.

38yrs SEEMS LIKE FOREVER IN COMPARISON TO
THE LIFE SPAN OF THE AVERAGE CELEBRITY
MARRIAGE. HOW HAVE YOU MANAGED ?

I have been able to manage very well because of
the man I got married to. Charles is a strong
family man, a decent gentleman who puts his
family first before anything else. He has been a
wonderful husband, a good father and a
wonderful son to his parents. Charles is the
husband every woman dreams about. He is
sensitive, he listens, the first to apologize if he is
wrong. I love his never say die spirit. I think we
were ordained by God to marry each other
because we both want the same thing, we are
both committed to our marriage.

Like they say, it
takes two to tango. However our marriage has
not been a bed of roses, we have our issues and
challenges, but because we are best of friends,
because we are loyal to our commitment we
always resolve whatever issue that comes up, to
move forward. We don’t have a perfect marriage,
no such thing in this world, but we have a
friendship that has endured through time.  It has
been a long journey and we have had ups and
downs within the 38years that we have been
together. But we are happy together. A lot of
couples haven’t got that far-we are really
privileged. I thank God.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARD PART OF YOUR
UNION? , THE THINGS THAT MADE YOU MAD.
In the beginning it was the women, my gosh!
Women everywhere. Charles is a charmer. He had
7kids from his away matches and the women he
married that didn’t work out, before we got
married. His stubbornness was sometimes
obnoxious. During his hay days as a performer,
his acts were sometimes so overboard that I will
refuse doing his background vocals and we
always argued/quarreled about that. But as the
years rolled by I found ways of calming him
down, and curing my high blood pressure. I later
found out that the women were more for his
hypes and pons, like the charly’s virgins. One
thing I knew from the beginning was that my
husband always wanted to be a family man, after
all he grew up seeing both parents together for
sixty something years before papa passed on.
Much later the women thing totally fizzled out. In
the beginning I wasn’t too sure how to deal with
all his children from deferent women, but trust
charles he knows how to put his family together.

That’s how I overnight became a mother of 9
children plus my last three. The only thing that
he still does that pisses me off till tomorrow is
his silence, when he is angry about something.
He will lock himself in his room and may not talk
to me for days. I can’t deal with that because we
talk all the time our communication is on point.
He always says he doesn’t want to say the wrong
things when he is angry. Otherwise, Charles is
the best thing to happen to me and I thank God
for that.
WHY DO YOU THINK CELEBRITIES MARRIAGES
HAVE SHORT LIFE SPAN?

Celebs marriages are not different from any other
marriage, however, the bottom-line is that both
parties have to know what they want from the
start. For most young people it’s about the
packaging and never the content. Marriage is
about two people who want to stay married no
matter the weather, if one person wants it more
than the other it won’t work. The ingredients for a
fairly decent marriage, will be mutual respect,
good communication between the couples and
good friendship. Thank God that today what we
have most, is old fashion friendship. My husband
is not your typical Nigerian person, above all he
listens and he is very sensitive to how I am
feeling as my friend and it’s all mutual.

HAS YOUR TRUST FOR HIM EVER WOBBLED?

Yes, in the beginning the first maybe 8yrs, too
many drama that I was dealing with. It wasn’t
easy at all but I also matured along the way. I
began to see things for what they really are not
for what it looked like. Experience has thought me
how to separate the boy Charly from my man
Charles. Charly is an incorrigible botton pusher
and that will never stop, but my man Charles is
also an incorrigible introvert and that’s who I
married. A few times he has reported himself to
me and he is not good at lying.

BEING FULFILLED
IN MARRIAGE IS GUARANTEED WHEN YOUR
SPOUSE IS SUPPORTIVE, UNDERSTANDING AND
SENSITIVE TO YOUR FEELINGS AND MOST
IMPORTANTLY, WHEN HE IS ALWAYS LOOKING
FOR CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP THE FIRE
BURNING.

YOUR HUSBAND IS NOW A MARRIAGE
COUNSELOR OF SORT, HOW DOES HE COPE
GIVING UP HIS PERSONAL NUMBER TO FANS
WHO HAVE MARRIAGE PROBLEMS?

Yea, that’s Charlyboy for you, who else would
give their personal number on air. Do you know
how many calls he receives per minute? He
however has been doing all of that for a very long
time, it’s only recently he went ballistic with that.

I guess for him, he wants to always feel useful,
always wanting to teach, to share, to give hope to
the hopeless, that’s charlyboys story, aside the
fact that he likes to confuse people with his
antics. Am I surprised? no. I won’t be surprised
if tomorrow he opens a church. Charles has
always been spiritual ever since I met him, very
deep. That’s why for people who meet him one
on one, they are so charmed because he is
nothing like charlyboy puts out.

And it takes
intelligence and discipline to know the
boundaries. He has counselled and inspired
millions of nigerian youths, to be themselves, be
focused and never to let anyone kill their dream. I
love him for the many lives he has touched and
still touching, for all who worked with him, they
too can testify he added value to their lives.
That’s who he is.

IT’S ALMOST GOING TO 4DECADES OF
MARRIAGE WHAT KEEPS THE FIRE BURNING?

Hummm!!!! Charly can be un unrepentant
romantic when he wants to be. Though he hasn’t
pulled any stunt to sweep me off my feet
recently, but he can be full of surprises. The last
time, he asked me to escort him to the airport to
receive a certain business partner from the
carribean. Before I knew what was happening, I
was on my way to the Bahamas, sweden and
Dubai, with nothing but my purse.

He knows I
love romance and from time to time he figures
ways to sweep me off my feet. That’s why we try
to keep it as youthful and as fresh as we can. We
really work at it. It’s not easy but we are
determined. Charles woos me with his outlandish
and elaborate stunts, and I like it. I always look
forward to my birthdays. We are like two buddies.

RESENT REPORT SAYS HE HAS BECOME MORE
RELIGIOUS AND HAS FINALLY BECOME BORN
AGAIN?

Charles has always been spiritual, has always
given himself to service. He has always been an
inspiration to millions of frustrated nigerian
youths. His life style has made thousands chase
their own dreams and never gave up on
theirselves. Yes, people where not too sure what
to make of him, because he kept confusing
people who couldn’t see the humour or the sense
in how he was putting out. He has always been
about how he can add value to his environment
and the people he meets. He may not have been
a regular church goer but was a Christian by his
actions. I guess the difference now is that the
press seems to be reporting more of his works
and the value he promotes than all the stunts he
pulls to keep the people guessing. But yes he is
more calmer now, more at peace now and more
spiritual. Like they say, there is a time and
season for everything. He is been there done that
and seen that, what else can be new for him so I
guess is Jesus time from here on and that’s all
the better for him. He is doing what God wants
him to do.

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