Nigerian singer/songwriter, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa
aka Charly Boy, shared this open letter to the President,
asking him to make sure his change agenda touches the
lives of the youths whose future has been stolen away by
fantastically corrupt leaders.
My Dear Presido,
You know how hard and for how long you have
fought for this your job, now that you have it, we
cant wait to see how our lives will change! People
already don begin dey throw stones, but me know
say many things spoil, one year no fit balance
How far? You see say this matter no dey as easy as you
think am, but I know say many of your yarns before you
enter, Na political, rhetorical acrobatic, jingoism. Na him
make I talk say I go ride my bike reach China if one dollar
equal to one Naira. I know that was part of your sound bite
during your campaign. Nothing spoil, na Una way.
Now, work don set. I know you understand why our
expectations are high, so you can’t blame us too much,
because we have been lied to, over and over again by most
of our insincere leaders. By faith or design, you have
become a symbol of renaissance for a nation that has been
battered by mismanagement and unprecedented
Weather or not you live up to that billing, time would tell.
Many Naijas were sold on your Change Campaign, tired of
the usual statuesque and many more just wanted a better
life for themselves and their loved ones. All eyes are on
you, I trust you know that by now. Let your actions and
words demonstrate to us possibilities, hope again for the
youths of this country and a channeling back to those core
values which we hold sacred. Anything less will be same of
the same. Shey you get? Make I no organise boys come
shout for your head o.
I would want to believe that you have come to heal and fix
It will never be easy because of the wolves and sharks
amongst us who benefit big time from the corruption, the
poverty, the confusion and hopelessness they inflict on
All I ask of you, is to pay attention to the youths of this
country whose future has been stolen by the fantastically
Oga me, e don set oooooo.
Charles Emeka Oputa. ( CEO )
All Frustrated, Abandoned and Voiceless Youths.