Charly Boy Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Spouse, Children, Parents, Instagram, Songs, Wiki

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Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa is a multifaceted Nigerian who has made a mark in various fields such as singing-songwriting, television presenting, acting, publishing, activism, and producing. 

Renowned for his unconventional way of life, he is also recognized for his outspoken political opinions and the creation of remarkable media content, notably The Charly Boy Show.

 Undeniably one of Nigeria’s most contentious entertainers, he continues to spark debates and discussions with his unique persona and artistic endeavors.


  • Full name: Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa
  • Stage Name: Charly Boy,
  • Born: June 19, 1950, 
  • Age: 73 years old
  • Birthplace: Oguta, Imo State, 
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Parents: Justice Chukwudifu Oputa and Mrs. Uche Oputa.
  • Siblings: Charles Oputa Jr. and Dominique.
  • Spouse: Diane Oputa,
  • Children: Dominique Oputa, Charles Alexander Oputa Jr., and Adaeze Oputa. 
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net worth: $10 million

Early life and education

Charly Boy, whose birth name is Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, was born on June 19, 1950, in Oguta, Imo State, Nigeria. He comes from a distinguished background as the second son of the late Chukwudifu Oputa, who served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. His mother’s name is unknown to the media, but you can refer to her as Mrs. Uche Oputa.

Charly Boy has showcased his versatile talents as a singer-songwriter, television presenter, actor, publisher, activist, and producer. He is widely recognized for his extravagant and controversial public image, and his music consistently tackles essential social and political matters. 


Starting his music journey in 1982, Charly Boy struggled to reach fame until his single “Nwata Miss” was released in 1985. This track, addressing the prevalent issue of teenage pregnancy in Nigeria, garnered significant recognition and propelled him into the mainstream spotlight.

 Building on this success, Charly Boy released two albums: “1990” in 1988 and “Do Good” in 1991. Both albums delved into various social and political matters, further establishing him as an artist dedicated to addressing critical societal issues through his music. 

During the 1990s, Charly Boy’s criticism of the Nigerian government grew even more. His political activities led to several arrests and forced him into temporary exile. Nevertheless, he utilized his music and platform to denounce corruption and injustice. 

Charly Boy has not only pursued a successful music career but has also ventured into various other endeavors. Apart from hosting television shows like The Charly Boy Show, he has contributed his writing skills to newspapers and magazines through several columns.

 Additionally, he has taken on the role of a philanthropist as the founder of the Charly Boy Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing education and advocating for social justice in Nigeria.

Awards and nominations

  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) Special Recognition Award 
  • City People Entertainment Awards Special Recognition Award 
  • Dynamix All Youths Awards Special Recognition Award 
  • Hip Hop World Awards Special Recognition Award 
  • Nigeria Achievers Awards Special Recognition Award 
  • Future Awards Africa Lifetime Achievement Award 

He has also been nominated for several awards, including:

  • Headies Awards Best Album of the Year 
  • KORA All Africa Music Awards Best Artiste in West Africa 
  • Channel O Music Video Awards Best African Video 
  • MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act 
  • BET Awards Viewers’ Choice Award 

Social Media

  • Twitter: @AreaFada1
  • Instagram: @areafada1
  • Facebook: @charlyboyareafada
  • YouTube: CharlyBoy

Personal Life

Charly Boy, a Nigerian entertainer and activist, has been happily married to Diane Oputa, an African-American singer and former fashion designer, for over four decades since their union in 1979. 

They have three children: Dominique Oputa, Charles Alexander Oputa Jr., and Adaeze Oputa. In addition to their children, Charly Boy also has children from previous relationships, showcasing the diverse and blended nature of their family.


  • Zombie / On Your Line (EP) [EP]
  • Highlife Special 
  • Highlife Special 2 
  • Highlife Special 3 
  • Nwata Miss 
  • U-Turn 
  • No.6 Man 
  • Monkey 
  • Potopoto 
  • Akula 
  • Sexy Lady 
  • Big Bottom 
  • AIDS 
  • MamaMama 
  • I Give My Life 
  • Family Support 
  • Lagos Life
  • Baby Come Back
  • Sheri
  • Civilian Barrack 
  • Our Mumu Don Do 
  • Only You 
  • You Give Me Joy 
  • Carolina 
  • God Of Men (Fake Pastors) 

Net Worth

Charly Boy has amassed a net worth of approximately $10 million through his multifaceted career. As a singer-songwriter, television presenter, actor, publisher, activist, and producer, he has proven to be a true force in the entertainment industry.

 Charly Boy is renowned for his involvement in various media productions and projects that have captivated audiences and sparked controversy throughout Nigeria. His alternative lifestyle choices and outspoken political views further solidify his status as one of the country’s most controversial entertainers.

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