Mrs Margaret Ntianu Oputa (nee Onumonu), mother of controversial musician, actor, producer and activist, Charles Oputa (aka Charly Boy), has died at the age of 101.
Charly Boy made the announcement of the death on Thursday on his Facebook page, said his mother died on October 8, 2019.
The entertainer said he was in Auckland, New Zealand, when his mother died. He wished his mother had waited to see him before passing on.
In an emotional note to his mother, Charly Boy wrote: “My dearest mother. You couldn’t just wait for me to come back before you sneaked away to the great beyond. Now all I have are beautiful loving Kodak memories of our times together.
“You tried for me, for us and many of the people who were privileged to encounter your kindness and your love. Thank you for allowing me (to) take care of you. Thank you for being That Great Woman who gave birth to The Icon, CharlyBoy. Thank you for teaching me how to care, to love, to live a simple and humble life. Thank you for constantly reminding of my pedigree and my very rich heritage.
“I wish you would have waited just one more day, but I guess you didn’t want me to see you go, because, as usual, I would have talked you out of it. I know we both hate goodbyes. Greet Papa, when you see him, tell him I have been holding forth; gallant as ever. “Love you, my Darling Mother. RIP.”
Many fans have expressed their condolences on Charly Boy’s Facebook page.
His father, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, a former Supreme Court justice, died on May 4, 2014.
He was 96.