There have been some revelations about Margaret Ntianu Oputa, the mother to Charly Boy, who died at age 101 in October 2019.
In this interview with Saturday Sun, the singer opens up on the life and times of Madam Oputa, including his regrets and plans for the burial among other issues.
What was your first reaction when you heard that your mum had passed on?
I was mad, upset; I cursed her a little in my mind! I felt she chickened out because we had a discussion about death a couple of times. Sometimes she would say ‘oh, I want to go, I want to go’ and I would say ‘go where?’ I would pretend I didn’t know what she was saying and ask ‘okay, you want to go back to the village?’ She would lament: ‘Look at me, nothing is left of me, I want to go’. Then I would reply, ‘you want to go and leave me here? ‘You can’t dump me with all the things I am fighting. You have to stay so you can be giving me ammunition’ and then she would smile. I once posted a social media message where I prayed ‘I am not God, I don’t know the time but I wish mum could die in my arms’. That was the picture I had.
What was your first reaction?
My wife called me to say mum was breathing funny. Then I was in the Philippines on my way from New Zealand. I had spoken to her a day before and she asked when I was coming back. I said the next day, so she said ‘buy me this and buy me that’. When my wife called me the next day, I thought she was trying to trick me. I just broke down and cried but I had to pull myself together and start calling people. I called my wife and asked, ‘is she dead? I can deal with it’. But she said ‘no she is not. Come back you will meet her’. Two hours after that conversation, she passed on. I have done my grieving and I don’t know whether there is still more to do because I haven’t buried her. I am not going to play macho and say I am a man, I won’t cry. If e hungry me I go cry.
Ever since she passed, have you seen her in your dreams?
I have séances (a meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, especially through the agency of a medium). I don’t know if you are aware of my virgins. I have people who help me to locate dead people. I had two virgins around at my dad’s burial and most of the stuff that happened was as a result of communication with my father. When I talk about virgins, I am not talking about it in the physical sense, but the purity of the heart. My virgins are people who God has blessed with one gift or the other, but they are very few. It takes one to know one. So, unless you know, you will never know.
When is the burial?
December 28. I realized that when you get to that age, you desire death because wetin you wan do again? And that was why she was always saying she wanted to go. They always know they are ready for it and I think mum didn’t want me to see her dying. Somehow, I felt she tricked me because we had this conversation a lot of times and I told her ‘you are not going anywhere until I do all I want to do for you’.
Can you share some of the greatest moments you had with her?
My mother is a witch
A witch? Which coven did she belong to?
No, she was a good witch (laughter). And how do I define a good witch? It’s somebody who through intuition knows when things are about to happen. They are futuristic. You can’t be the mother to Charly Boy who stayed in the womb for 11 months and you were able to turn him into a man without being a Madonna. So, when I say my mother is a witch, this is what I mean. And she loved publicity even at the age of 101; nobody liked publicity more than my mum. Mum was a drama queen. Sometimes, she came to watch me gym after which she sat down and talked, and we yabbed ourselves. I noticed mum liked me doing videos and posting. She always asked ‘have you posted that thing? Bring it, let me see. Where are the comments?’ She wanted to read and that blew her mind! I read her the comments and she would then run.
Ngozi Ezeonu Finally Replies Ex-Husband On Allegedly Marrying Off Their Daughter Without His Consent
Nollywood actress Ngozi Ezeonu has replied her former husband Edwin Ezeonu, weeks after he laid a curse on his daughter for getting married without his consent and calling out his former wife for absconding with his kids and properties.
Angered that his daughter got married at Asaba, Delta State instead of Anambra where is from, Ezeonu spitted fire and laid a curse on his daughter. The aggrieved father, was insisting that he did and sacrificed a lot for his daughter, yet she got married without his knowledge.
According to him, he was kept in the dark and denied the right and joy of giving the hand of his only daughter out in marriage.
Ezeonu emphasised that being a native of Nnobi with his estranged wife, Ngozi hailing from Ogbunike, both in Anambra State, having his daughter’s traditional marriage in Delta State was an abomination and therefore a nullity.
“I’m a real son of the soil in Igboland and I am knowledgeable enough about Igbo traditional marriage. In Anambra State where I come from, a woman does not and has no right whatsoever to give out a fellow woman’s hand in marriage. It is abomination and taboo. As such, Ngozi Denis Ikpelue has no legitimate right and authority to give out my daughter, Ogechukwu’s hand in marriage. As long as I am concerned and also the entire family of Ezeonu and his kindred are concerned, Ogechukwu is not married. What happened in Asaba, Delta State on February 15, 2020 was a movie shoot!” he said, brimming with anger.
Reacting few weeks later, Ngozi who had gone through pains coming from people’s reactions on her ex-husband’s call out, posted a cryptic message on her Instagram page which reads,
“My Father My Maker, as I pray, anyone that will cause me pain may I not meet them. If they are already in my life, disconnect me from them in Jesus Name. Amen.”
COVID-19: ‘I Warned Davido And Chioma But I Was Called A Mad Woman” — Kemi Olunloyo
Nigerian investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has reacted to the news of Chioma testing positive for the coronavirus.
Davido made the announcement yesterday that his fiancee, Chioma tested positive for the deadly coronavirus and that he has completely gone into self-isolation.
However, this came as no surprise to the journalist as she already warned the “Risky” singer a few ago after he had to cancel his “A Good Time” Tour because of his likely exposure to the coronavirus.
Talking to her Twitter page, Kemi disclosed that she warned the celebrity couple few days ago before she tested positive but no one listened to her because of her usual rants on social media.
She wrote: I warned Davido and Chioma 11 days ago. People don’t listen to me calling me a mad insane woman. Pls listen to me when I tell you something. It’s because I care.
See the tweet below:
I warned Davido and Chioma 11 days ago. People don’t listen to me calling me a mad insane woman. Pls listen to me when I tell you something. It’s because I care 😢#DrKemiOlunloyo #COVID19 #davido #chioma https://t.co/Xvs2iY8jir
— #DrKemiOlunloyo Pharm.D💊😷🇳🇬 (@KemiOlunloyo) March 27, 2020
IG Comedian, Sydney Talker, Cries Out After Reportedly Showing Symptoms Of COVID-19 [VIDEO]
Instagram comedian, Sydney Talker, has publicly called for a Coronavirus test to be carried out on him after reportedly showing symptoms of the viral disease.
In a post shared on his Instagram page, Sydney said sometime last week, he developed mild symptoms of the disease and called the hotlines of the NCDC where he was told they would not be attending to him since he hasn’t shown all the signs and symptoms of the disease, has not had any recent international travel history nor had any contact with a confirmed Coronavirus patient.
According to him, the NCDC and everyone dismissed his claim, attributing it to one of his many skits.
SydneyTalker said his symptoms persisted and he had to call the hotlines of the Lagos State Ministry of Health but no one answered his calls. He said he later contacted them via Twitter and was advised to get cough syrup and mix lemon in hot water and also take a lot of liquid. He said he got relief for two days but on Thursday night, he came down again as he was having serious difficulties breathing.
He was rushed to a private hospital where he was rejected because of his symptoms and referred to the Mainland hospital where Infectious disease patients were being treated.
According to Sydney, he arrived the hospital but the doctors on ground dismissed his claim, saying the symptoms he was showing were not for Coronavirus disease. After much persuasion, the doctors took his samples for testing but refused to admit him.
He was later taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH where the doctors there reportedly told him to go to the Infectious hospital as the symptoms he had were those of COVID-19. He said he was forced to go back home where he is currently taking some medication.
Read his account as posted on his social media pages as well as a video of him reacting to symptoms of COVID-19 below.
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For everyone in doubt of the thread I posted, here are videos of my experience yesterday. From a private hospital at lekki to Mainland hospital to Lagos University Teaching Hospital without results. I’m scared for my loved ones around me. All I need are answers to understand my predicament and how an average nigerian can solve this same situation am currently experiencing Please Help an average Nigerian @jidesanwoolu @ncdcgov get tested #theaveragenigerian #failedhealthcaresystem
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