After Charly Boy real name Charles Oputa, a veteran Nigerian musician has revealed that he actually collected money from Festus Keyamo, spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign.
This revelation has whipped up quite a sentiment on social media, with some Nigerians saying it was impossible that Keyamo paid Charly Boy, millions for “whack” song like that.
Charly Boy had said that Keyamo paid him several millions and that the money was payment for his work and not a bribe to turn the heat on the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party,PDP.
Well, Nigerians have said that Charly Boy, accepting money from Keyamo, goes a long way, in destroying activism in Nigeria – and putting a big question mark on activism in the country.
A few reactions below
This #OurMumuDonDo saga is an eye opener. Now Nigerians know for sure that activism is just another hussle. Activists are hungry Nigerians who are louder and bolder than the rest of us. All they also want is food.
— Obi Wan Bissaka (@admon44) March 22, 2019
So Charly boy wants us to believe he was given over N100,000,000 for just music because you can sing like Beyonce, rap like Drake, dance like Michael Jackson and do beats like Jay Z. Why then do others want their share coz na dem link u up for the music contract??? #OurMumuDonDo
— I R U N N I ∆ ™ (@Irunnia2) March 22, 2019
— Ezigbo Mmadu (@Ezigbo_mmadu) March 22, 2019
Las Las, activism in Nigeria are quick mean to get part of the national cake. #OurMumuDonDo is a typical example.
How Nigerians take this scammers seriously is another sad.
Some even died in the struggle not knowing the real intentions are selfish.
We have a long way to go
— Oga_eMarketer (@Akan_Udom) March 22, 2019
— Prince Michael Chukwudubem (@ekwenjor) March 22, 2019
Stories like @Areafada1 @adeyanjudeji #OurMumuDonDo transaction is troubling, it shows the nature of #Activism on social media which seems to be more of vested interested. This is one of the reasons why the politicians don't budge because they can just slap their voice with money
— Francisca K Chiedu (@kxesca) March 22, 2019