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Charlyboy opens up why he accepted ‘Odudubariba’ role in ‘King of Boys’

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Nigerian Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy has disclosed why he accepted the role of ‘Odudubariba in blockbuster series ‘King of Boys- The return of the King’

Charlyboy in the Netflix-adopted series ‘King of Boys’ directed by Kemi Adetiba played the role of ‘Odudubariba.’

‘Odudubariba’ is one of the elders on the round table who intends to take over the crown from Sola Sobowale and become ‘King of Boys.’

Charlyboy’s transition from being a musician to activist and now acting, has received commendation since the movie premiered on Netflix.

When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite turning down other movie roles, Charlyboy said in an interview that he accepted the role because he’s a fan of Kemi Adetiba and it was an honour to be invited for such a role.

He said: “When Kemi called me to ask me to be on this project, I didn’t want to, because I’m not an actor like that. However, I’m a fan of Kemi and have followed her journey. So it was an honour being invited for a role. I promised myself that I was going to not only give my best shot but will also tear my heart out for her, submitting myself as a dutiful student.

“She reminded me that my life was like a movie and I’ve been acting all my life. I am always saying, Charlyboy ‘no dey finish’, because there is so much housed in this persona that I’m even beginning to come to terms with.

“I keep shocking myself with all the possibilities that God has endowed me with and I can only say, Thank God for His Grace.

“And here we are; I have always been “The King of Boys” way before the movie first came out.”

Charlyboy, however, said he felt intimidated when he heard about the lineup of actors but was encouraged by Kemi Adetiba to carry on with the role which he is now proud of.

“Hearing about the lineup of the cast, I must confess, I was initially intimidated but she said ‘just trust me and you will be proud at the end.” That’s a prediction that has come to pass,” Charlyboy said.

Asked what inspired his role as ‘Odudubariba’ in the movie? Charlyboy said, “Kemi wrote this role with me in mind so what her inspiration is, I don’t know, you might need to ask her.”

Meanwhile, King of Boys: The Return of The King produced by Kemi Adetiba follows the huge success of the 2018 crime political drama which starred actors like Sola Sobowale, Reminisce, Toni Tones , Adesua Wellington.

Its grilling storyline made it the highest-grossing movie in the cinema in 2018.

The political thriller movie ended with ‘King of Boys’ Sola Sobowale known as Eniola Salami losing her family, properties in the fight for political ambition.

Eniola Salami in King of Boys is a powerful politician who does anything to her enemies or anyone who dares her.

However, at the end of KOB, her children were killed, she was arrested for fraud and fled the country.

In the return of King of Boys, Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale) is back to the country with all corruption charges dropped against her as she embarks on a journey to becoming governor of Lagos state.

However, her return rattles her enemies and once-trusted allies desert her at her most vulnerable moment.

Her throne as ‘King of Boys’ is threatened by Makanaki ‘Reminisce’ and also ‘Odudubariba’ – Charlyboy who wants to be crowned ‘King of Boys’

The 7-episodes series is trending all over Nigeria and being talked about in every home as it captures the political situation, corruption and the dark side of politics in the country.

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Kanayo debunks claims of sex for role in Nollywood

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Leading Nollywood actor, Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, better known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, has refuted claims that sex-for-roles exist in the Nigerian movie industry.

The actor on his Instagram page urged Nigerians to pay no attention to people with such opinions about the industry.

He stated that it was a shame that many girls in the industry are not working hard enough.

He wrote, “When you hear of sex-for-roles in Nollywood, please do not believe all you are told.

“Many of the girls are not working hard to live up to the roles they are cast for. Quite a shame.”

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Actress Juliana Olayode accuses pastor Adigun controlling her social media, he responds

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Pastor Timilehin Adigun has responded to Juliana Oloyede after the actress called him out.

Juliana accused Timi Adigun of controlling her passwords and using them to impersonate her on Facebook. She alleged that he has refused to release her passwords to her and that he went on to unpublish her Facebook account.

Reacting, Pastor Timi said he created all Juliana’s social media accounts, including YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook for free as a father would.

He said he made sure to give Juliana all her passwords and he doesn’t currently have her passwords.

He narrated how she left his church after he did something which he later apologized for, but she said she was unable to forgive him.

He went on to tell her that he initially held on to her Facebook account, hoping she will one day come back to him.

He admitted that he used her Facebook account to make a post but when she called him out on Instagram about it, he deleted it.

He went on to explain why he unpublished her Facebook account.

He further told her that he knows many of her secrets but won’t reveal it to the world because he is her “father”.

He also lashed Juliana for calling him by name when she came to his church to confront him about her password.

He told her that he raised her and she has no reason to call him by his name.

Timi Adigun was Juliana’s spiritual father when she was a member of his ministry.

In 2020, Timi Adigun was accused by members of his ministry of sexually molesting girls in his car. He released a statement, admitting and apologising.

He has remained a Pastor and has continued running the church.

Watch him speak in the video below.

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Like Sammie Okposo, other gospel ministers guilty of infidelity should step down

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Bolanle Olukanle, a popular media personality, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo.

Okposo on Tuesday took to his Instagram page to confess he cheated on his wife.

He also apologised to his wife and sought forgiveness from God.

He also announced he will be taking a break from his ministry.

His apology came after an American lady had alleged that Sammie Okposo impregnated her after they had an affair and told her to abort the pregnancy.

Reacting to Okposo’s apology, Bolanle said although Sammie did a terrible thing by cheating, his decision to step away from ministry is the best way to restore himself.

She said other pastors guilty of cheating should do the same by confessing and finding the foundation of their relationship with God before they lead others.

On her Twitter page, she wrote, “This is how you restore when you have fallen as a minister, you must confess and also step away from ministry.

“Honestly I’ll never understand why people ministers and pastors feel like they can cheat and go on like all is well. It’s not well! Cheating is a violation that is so deep and a reflection of a deep disconnect with where you should be, spiritually.

“Yes, he did a horrible thing and now has made steps to restore and heal. You cannot be cheating and still ministering. Even if you have repented, leave the ministry, go and ask yourself why you were cheating. Find the foundation of your relationship with God before your lead others.

“When you cheat and you are in a moral position you must step away from Ministry! You have to! And also it’s so important to hold yourself accountable and confess. When something is in the dark let it come to the light so that there is healing!

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