Nigerian singer/songwriter and social activist, Charly Boy, born Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, has challenged Nigerian youths to take the bull by the horns rather than relying on in order to prepare for the great tasks ahead of them.
Charly Boy, who was a guest on TVC’s Your View, on Monday, said it is ironical to see Nigerian youths lamenting the present hardship, when many of them are not bold enough to confront the challenges before them.
The 65 year old son of late Justice Oputa queried why many Nigerians still believe in the old cliche ” youths are the leaders of tomorrow” when they are almost failing in taking leadership roles at their tender age.
Oputa wonders how a small margin that is not up to 1% of the entire Nigerian population will be the decider of the future of over 170million people.
His words: ” Sometimes, I dey wonder if the ‘mumugiosity’ of Nigerian youths na curse. E dey really pain me when I see Nigerian youths dey suffer yet dem no wan fight for their lives. I wonder how very small margin wey no even reach 1% of the entire population of we country go pack the future of over 170million people keep inside Agbada and most of una just go dey look Uche face like zombie.
“To make an already complicated matter worse, youths, these days, believe that you can get something out of nothing, that you can reap where you did not sow, and that it doesn’t matter if what you are doing is wrong, as long as you are making money from it, it is the right thing. Which kin Mumu thinking be dat?
” Almost on a daily basis, some mumu youths of this country go call me to say dem wan join illuminati. Like say na illuminati be the work wey I dey do. One guy even call me one day and without any caution or restraint, he said he is ready to sell his soul to the devil. Shey dem tell am say na me be the devil ? Abi, Na so to get this money? I just dey pity most of you youths.”
The controversial singer however, pitied teeming Nigerian youths who still look up to these recycled leaders as role models. “I pity una because the same set of people who have been selling your lives to outsiders since independence are still in power making sure you are not seen or heard. They are neither tired nor bothered about your tribulations,” Charly Boy said.