Posted by News Express | 5 May 2014 | 3,883 times
Eccentric entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has said prominent musicians Dbanj and Terry G would perform at a concert to mark the death of his father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa.
Oputa, the former Justice of the Supreme Court (JSC), died Sunday 4 May at the National Hospital in Abuja at the age of 96 after recovering from a brief illness.
Charly Boy, who spoke to NAN at his residence on Monday in Abuja, said his father lived a fulfilled life “so there is a great need to celebrate him”.
He urged Nigerians not to sympathise with him rather “they should join in celebrating a life well lived.”
“My father was a good and great man, though we did not start off well because in the beginning he always felt I was too rascal.
“I did not obey orders and I got tired of his rules, regulations and restrictions so it was important that I go my own way.
“I thank God I did that because at long last since the past 25 years; I won the kind of respect I deserved from the man who thought that the direction I took was a wrong move.”
“For the past 25 years, we bonded and I am proud to have had a father like him.
Charly boy said that his father brought him up on a strong ‘overdose’ of morals, values, principles and how to be contented and be at peace with oneself.
“I will continue to apply these virtues to my life.”
•Photo shows Charly Boy and late Justice Oputa.
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