Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, a popular Nigerian entertainer and activist, has disclosed why he accepted the role of ‘Odudubariba in the blockbuster series ‘King of Boys- The return of the King’.
In the Netflix-adopted series directed by Kemi Adetiba, the Maverick entertainer played the role of ‘Odudubariba.’
‘Odudubariba’ is one of the elders on the round table who intends to take over the crown from Sola Sobowale and become ‘King of Boys.’
Charlyboy’s transition from being a musician to activist and now acting, has received commendation since the movie premiered on Netflix.
When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite turning down other movie roles, Charlyboy in an interview that he accepted the role because he’s a fan of Kemi Adetiba and it was an honour to be invited for such a role.
He said: “When Kemi called me to ask me to be on this project, I didn’t want to, because I’m not an actor like that. However, I’m a fan of Kemi and have followed her journey. So it was an honour being invited for a role. I promised myself that I was going to not only give my best shot but will also tear my heart out for her, submitting myself as a dutiful student.
“She reminded me that my life was like a movie and I’ve been acting all my life. I am always saying, Charlyboy ‘no dey finish’, because there is so much housed in this persona that I’m even beginning to come to terms with.
“I keep shocking myself with all the possibilities that God has endowed me with and I can only say, Thank God for His Grace.
“And here we are; I have always been “The King of Boys” way before the movie first came out.”
Charlyboy, however, said he felt intimidated when he heard about the lineup of actors but was encouraged by Kemi Adetiba to carry on with the role which he is now proud of.
“Hearing about the lineup of the cast, I must confess, I was initially intimidated but she said ‘just trust me and you will be proud at the end.” That’s a prediction that has come to pass,” Charlyboy said.
Asked what inspired his role as ‘Odudubariba’ in the movie? Charlyboy said, “Kemi wrote this role with me in mind so what her inspiration is, I don’t know, you might need to ask her.”
Meanwhile, King of Boys: The Return of The King produced by Kemi Adetiba follows the huge success of the 2018 crime political drama which starred actors like Sola Sobowale, Reminisce, Toni Tones , Adesua Wellington.
Its grilling storyline made it the highest-grossing movie in the cinema in 2018.
The political thriller movie ended with ‘King of Boys’ Sola Sobowale known as Eniola Salami losing her family, properties in the fight for political ambition.
Eniola Salami in King of Boys is a powerful politician who does anything to her enemies or anyone who dares her.
However, at the end of KOB, her children were killed, she was arrested for fraud and fled the country.
In the return of King of Boys, Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale) is back to the country with all corruption charges dropped against her as she embarks on a journey to becoming governor of Lagos state.
However, her return rattles her enemies and once-trusted allies desert her at her most vulnerable moment.
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The 7-episodes series is trending all over Nigeria and being talked about in every home as it captures the political situation, corruption and the dark side of politics in the country.