Nigerian music legend, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has said he prophecies 19 years ago that Nigerians would win the Grammy.
News recalls that afrobeat singers, Daminu Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, and Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid last week won Grammy Awards.
Reacting, Charly Boy said he also predicted that Nigerian songs would go global and our artistes would become unstoppable
He said, “Nineteen years ago, there was no Burna Boy. But, I said people should watch out because Nigerians would begin to win Grammy Awards. I thank God my prediction has been fulfilled in my lifetime. I also predicted that Nigerian songs would go global and our artistes would become unstoppable. I had so much faith in our artistes.
“I made those predictions when I was the president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria. At that time, Nigerians hardly played Nigerian music. But, I kicked against it because talented artistes had begun to spring up.
“I am so elated. It is a good thing for a 29-year-old Nigerian artiste to attain this feat. To see a young man doing great and getting global recognition is so exhilarating. Thankfully, it is not just Burna Boy.
“Many artistes and other Nigerians in Diaspora are also breaking records in all facets of life. What more could I ask for, especially since we have been governed by scavengers all these years. We have also been living under unhealthy conditions.