Nigerian Maverick animator and activist Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, has revealed why he accepted the role of ‘Odudubariba in the hit series’ King of Boys- The return of the King’
Charlyboy in the Netflix adopted series ‘King of Boys’ directed by Kemi Adetiba played the role of ‘Odudubariba’.
‘Odudubariba’ is one of the elders of the round table who intends to take the crown from Sola Sobowale and become ‘King of the boys’.
Charlyboy’s transition from musician to activist and now acting has received praise since the film premiered on Netflix.
When asked why he accepted the role in King of Boys despite turning down other movie roles, Charlyboy told DAILY POST in an interview that he accepted the role because he is a fan of Kemi Adetiba and it was an honor to be invited for that role. .
He said: “When Kemi called me to ask me to participate in this project, I did not want to do it, because I am not an actor like that. However, I am a fan of Kemi and have followed her journey. So it was an honor to be invited for a role. I promised myself that I would not only do my best, but also break my heart for her, submitting as an obedient student.
“It reminded me that my life was like a movie and that I have been acting all my life. I always say, Charlyboy ‘no dey fin’, because there is so much content in this person that I am even beginning to accept.
“I continue to be amazed 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’ve always been ‘The King of Children’ long before the movie came out.”
Charlyboy, however, said he was intimidated when he learned of the actor lineup, but Kemi Adetiba encouraged him to continue in the role he is now proud of.
“Hearing about the cast lineup, I must confess that I was initially intimidated, but she said ‘just trust me and you’ll be proud in the end.’ That’s a prediction that has come true, ”Charlyboy said.
Were you asked what inspired your role as ‘Odudubariba’ in the movie? Charlyboy said, “Kemi wrote this role with me in mind, so I don’t know what her inspiration is, you may need to ask her.”
Meanwhile, King of Boys: The Return of The King produced by Kemi Adetiba follows the smash hit of the 2018 crime political drama starring actors such as Sola Sobowale, Reminisce, Toni Tones, Adesua Wellington.
Its barbecue story made it the highest grossing movie in cinema in 2018.
The political thriller ended with ‘King of Boys’ Sola Sobowale known as Eniola Salami losing her family, property 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 challenges her.
However, at the end of KOB, her children were killed, she was arrested for fraud and fled the country.
On the return of King of Boys, Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale) returns to the country with all corruption charges dropped against her as she embarks on a journey to become Governor of Lagos State.
However, her return shakes her enemies and trusted allies leave her at her most vulnerable.
His throne as ‘King of Boys’ is threatened by Makanaki ‘Reminisce’ and also ‘Odudubariba’ – Charlyboy who wants to be crowned ‘King of Boys’
The 7-episode series is trending across Nigeria and is talked about in every home as it captures the political situation, corruption and the dark side of politics in the country.