Charles Oputa, as he’s popularly known, was accused by Deji Adeyanju, a former member of the “Our Mumu Don Do” movement, of collecting money from Festus Keyamo, President Buhari’s campaign spokesman, to sabotage the work of the group.
The convener of the group initially admitted being paid by Keyamo, even revealing that it was to the tune of nine figures for a diss song against Atiku.
WATCH and SHARE this video of Charly Boy, @AreaFada1, admitting that Festus (Stephanie Otobo) @FKeyamo paid him a whopping NINE FIGURES (₦100 million and above) to attack @Atiku. Dear @officialEFCC and @INECNigeria, is this not an electoral offence? #CharlyBoyYourMumuDonDo pic.twitter.com/Ld92AMJUbG
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) March 22, 2019
However, in a quick turn of events, Charly Boy has gone back on his words rebutting his own confession.
He said: “For someone to believe that I collected money in nine digits from a politician for a video clip is laughable, because even if I am Davido or Wizkid, who will pay me such amount.
“Some persons are bent on denting the brand that I have built over the years, but I am not deterred because the struggle for a better Nigeria must continue, and my mouth cannot be shut.”
Charly Boy’s denial, which seems to contravene his previous admission of guilt, comes barely a week after APC’s Festus Keyamo denied the claim that he paid a heavy sum of money to the Our Mumu Don Do leader.
Keyamo took to Twitter on last Friday evening stating that anyone who believed he paid a penny for any song by the latter needs to have their heads examined.
In a series of tweets, Keyamo wrote:
“1. I’ve been having some good laugh. Whoever thinks that I would pay a penny for a song by @Areafada1 that disses both the APC and PDP must have his/her head examined. If the quarreling parties want to hurt their egos by bandying phantom figures, they should leave me out of it.
“2. As we’ve said before, some of us ran the PMB campaign on zero budget as volunteers whilst the opposition was paying $90,000 monthly to an American lobbyist (N400 million per year). It’s therefore preposterous to suggest that a 9-figure amount or any at all was paid for a song!
“3. In the world of entertainment, it’s the culture of most (not all) entertainers to raise their stock in the public by bandying phantom figures for their engagements & some others display phantom acquisitions on social media to attract attention and raise their worth for clients.
“4. I’ve always encouraged @Areafada1 & @adeyanjudeji, who are my long-time friends & clients to continue on the path they chose for themselves. I will hate to see them fall apart. Therefore it behoves us all to work together to put things right. I always enjoy vibrant opposition!”