I Have Become Role Model For Marriage – Charly Boy Declares After Proposing To His Wife For The 4th Time

I Have Become Role Model For Marriage – Charly Boy Declares After Proposing To His Wife For The 4th Time

Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, the veteran artist, popularly called Charly Boy, has stated that he has become a role model for the institution of marriage.


The statement comes after the 70-year-old composer, affectionately named Area Fada, went viral for proposing to his wife of about 45 years, Diane Oputa, in front of a crowd at a shopping center located in Lagos.

In a chat with The PUNCH, the love-struck septuagenarian who has proposed to his partner four times said he was “inspired by their friendship.”

Area Fada said: “You know that I am a showbiz person, I have presented myself to the public, naked in terms of being my authentic self and in terms of my openness and confidence in who I am. So it doesn’t bother me because I’m a people person.

“I did this to inspire people that there are still good, meaningful relationships, and that the relationship is not just about who has money or who brings money. This is a genuine friendship because marriage is a difficult institution and if you find your partner who is more or less your friend and you have mutual respect, then those are the qualities that can support longevity in a marriage. “

When asked why he proposed for the fourth time, Charly Boy said, “If it wasn’t four or ten times, it wouldn’t be Charly Boy. In our industry, there is a saying that if the music is good, you play it two or four times if you want, but it’s not like you’re living in La La Land; like everything pink. We have our moments but friendship and mutual respect help us to skip whatever. Because marriage is management, if you are a good manager, you will always know how to run your affairs. It is not for public consumption. It’s about mutual respect, openness and friendship. “

As the conversation progressed, Charly Boy spoke about his flaws in the marriage and revealed that he had been unfaithful to his wife in the past, but stayed away because he was engaged to her.

“I discovered in about 70 years of life that I have become a role model for the great institution of marriage by being able to last so long regardless of all the distractions.

“Yes, I have cheated once or twice. I veered off the track. I am not a saint but I have an obligation to my commitment. Commitment is about agreeing to do something, committing with your vows, and I take my vows seriously. If there is something I am committed to, I defend it with my heart, from a place very deep in my heart. I am not a hypocrite or a suitor. There are many problems in marriage, marriage is about hard work, it is not about love stories, this is not the Shakespearean era, this is reality and that is why I said that marriage is management. If you see people who have been married for a long time, know that they are good stewards of their responsibilities. It’s not about finding someone you’re compatible with, it’s about dealing with incompatibilities.

He continued, “My advice will be, if you keep on the note of mutual respect, it will be of great help because if you have mutual respect, you will be wary of the sensibilities of others. Friendship will also be of great help. It is a sure banker who will take you a long distance. It’s not just about being compatible, but about mutual respect, friendship and truthfulness, that’s what I learned in my first marriages. “