By AMADI OGBONNA, Entertainment Editor & BENJAMIN NJOKU
Maverick musician, Charly Boy has been blowing hot following the publications last week by two national newspapers, (not Vanguard) which reported that he is gay and a member of the illuminati, a secret cult.
Reacting to the publications, which he said has cost him ‘great hurt and distress’, in a telephone interview with WG, the area father said “it’s absurd” for anyone to think he’s gay and a member of a cult all because he’s trying to be himself. He is threatening to seek redress in court.
According to him, “‘I’m not concerned about name calling, but the way and manner in which we apply professionalism in whatever we are doing. If I’m gay, I will fight for the right of homosexuals. I am not gay and I am not part of any organisation called the illuminati in any way, shape or form. I have never had problems with whatever the press writes about me. But these publications have gone beyond the boundaries.”
The eccentric entertainer however expressed dismay, following the embarrassment the negative reports has brought to his personality as well as the accusation that he uses his wife only as a camouflage for his illicit affairs with men like him.
For Christ sake, he continues, “I’ve been married for many years. My wife and I have a good relationship with our children and we even have grand children. So, how could anybody think such a thing about me!”
Also frowning at the accusation in respect of why he is fond of applying make-up and lipstick on his face like that of a woman, including the bling-blings all over his face, nose, neck, fingers and body, Charly Boy explained that make-up and blings have been an integral part of the Charly Boy brand, which he created about twenty years ago.”
“I don’t see anything new about my make-up and jewelries. It’s been like that for the past twenty years! Everything is part of my publicity stunt!”
Concerning the inciting photo he took with popular OAP, Denrele Edun, where they both kissed and curdled each other closely, Charly said ‘it’s all part of my publicity stunt.’