Charly Boy revealed in a recent interview that he dumped a job in an oil company for music.
Eccentric Nigerian celebrity, Charles Oputa Jr., better known as Charly Boy, disclosed that he dumped a lucrative job in an oil company for music.
Charly Boy in an interview with The Nation, said after coming back from the United States in the 80’s he turned down a job from an oil company in order to pursue his music ambitions.
I returned to the country in the early eighties, after my studies in the United States where I bagged a degree in Mass Communications, to a job with the Public Relations department of a major oil company in the country.
Unfortunately, I was not interested in a nine-to-five job, so I declined the offer. My father was livid, and could not fathom why on earth I would choose to throw my life away by pursuing a career in music. No one in my family was involved in entertainment.
My father was based in Lagos at the time, leaving our Oguta home vacant, so I happily took up residence there as I would not have to pay rent. I thereafter set up a production studio. Unfortunately, business was not very buoyant as Oguta is out of the way to major Eastern Nigerian towns.
Few weeks ago, Charly Boy proposed his personal philosophy to Nigerian youths to enable them live independent lives.