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“Biafra War Scandalized My Youth” – Charly Boy

Legendary Nigerian singer, Charles Oputa, also known as Charly Boy, has recalled tragic memories of the Nigerian Civil War which occurred between 1967 and 1970.

Gatekeepers News reports that the veteran singer took to his official X account on Thursday to observe ‘Biafran Day’.

The maverick singer revealed that the war scandalized his youth and said he is alive only by ‘luck’.

Charly Boy recalled seeing lifeless bodies around him, of which most of them died from starvation, during the war.

He lamented the harsh reality of the post-war era for the Easterners while hailing the resilient spirit of the Igbos that saw them bounce back after the war.

The veteran singer posted, “30th May. Biafran Day”

“The Nigerian Civil War (67-70) scandalized my Youth. As a teenager, it was mother luck that kept some of us alive. I saw far too many dead bodies everywhere, mostly from starvation.”

“Everyday was like one’s last. Even with some food relief from The Red Cross, some of us ate Lizards as our protein. It was hell. I will Never forget.”

“By the time the war was over, our eastern Igbo brothers were all given £20 to rebuild their lives regardless of how many Billions they had before the war.”

Charly Boy further advised people on the lessons he learnt from the Nigerian civil war.

He added “Lessons Learnt:Life is about navigating through hardships, bouncing back from setbacks, and maintaining a positive outlook no matter the circumstances.”

“Resilience refers to the ability to use personal, dogged qualities to withstand pressure. That our Igbo brothers have in abundance.”

“Hail Biafra.”

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