About Me

Although Charly Boy had released a highlife album in 1982 (he was nearly denied a record deal due to his unconventional appearance until he was introduced to managing director Ton Seysener, with whom he would later on closely work together in realizing the musical beach extravaganza Lekki Sunspalsh.) He attained greater success with the 1985 Polygram Nigeria release of Nwata Miss, which included the title track. His most popular album was 1990 – the title was a reference to Nigeria’s corrupt military government which was expected to hand over power to civilians in that year, although civilian rule did not start until 1999). 1990 was one of Nigeria’s best-selling albums of 1988, and Charly Boy was credited with using his music to stand up to his government.

In recent years, Charly Boy has worked on several collaboration with his cousin Dr. Alban, most notably on the song “Carolina” which sampled an earlier hit of Dr. Alban’s – “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” – and had originally featured singer Michael Rose. The re-worked version was sung in Nigerian Pidgin and was a hit in Nigeria. The pair also recorded the songs “Work Work Africa” and “Commercial Waste”.

CharlyBoy – My Life // Area Fada
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