Charly Boy Triumphs Over Prostate Cancer, Advocates For Health Awareness
December 14, 2023, marked a significant day for veteran Nigerian artist Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy. The singer courageously shared his recent battle with prostate cancer, a journey that tested his resilience and highlighted the importance of health awareness.
Charly Boy, known for his groundbreaking music and bold persona, revealed his fight against the disease through a heartfelt Instagram post. He reflected on his journey, emphasizing how he bravely faced and “cheated death” from a condition that has claimed many lives. Proudly declaring himself a “Prostate Cancer Survivor,” he expressed gratitude for life and the imminent arrival of 2024.
His Instagram video, which captured a poignant moment of him being wheeled on a hospital bed, garnered supportive messages and prayers from fans and followers. This openness about his health struggle isn’t new for Charly Boy. In May 2023, he spoke candidly with Punch Newspapers about finding the right medical team and the significance of speaking out. “I do not hide myself. If something is bothering me, I will shout, so that everyone can hear me. A problem shared is half solved,” he said, highlighting the importance of seeking help and advice.
Charly Boy’s advocacy extends beyond his personal experience. In a September interview with Arise TV, he urged men to undergo prostate cancer testing and be open to treatment. His message underscores the importance of early detection and the need for open conversations about men’s health issues.
As Charly Boy continues to recover, his journey serves as a powerful reminder of the strength found in vulnerability and the impact of sharing one’s story. His battle with prostate cancer not only illustrates his personal fortitude but also his commitment to raising awareness about a critical health issue affecting many men globally.
Ntianu Obiora is a versatile creative professional with over a decade of experience in publishing, marketing, communications, and digital strategy. She is the Online Editor at THEWILL DOWNTOWN