Charly Boy, Charles Oputa

Charles Oputa, veteran entertainer and activist better known as Charly Boy, is set to perform at the 2019 annual Felabration fiesta, a week-long celebration of the life and times of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The event is holding from October 14 to 20, at the new Afrika Shrine in Lagos, with both local and international artistes slated to perform.

In a video shared on his social media page on Tuesday, Charly Boy said he was set to perform alongside other artistes at the grand-finale of the fiesta on Sunday.

According to the 68-year-old showbiz maestro, who released his debut highlife album over three decades ago and recently returned to the stage, his performance was in the spirit of immortalising Fela’s ideas.

The former president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), who recently announced the loss of his mum, said he will also present his latest songs at the show.

“Make a date with me, alongside other great Nigerian artistes on Sunday Oct. 20, as we all gather together to give honour to whom honour is due, the legendary baba Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,” he wrote.

“Come listen to my new tunes as we all gather if we can find a cure to our mumu.”

This year’s edition, tagged “From Lagos with Love”, opened on Monday at Neca Hall with a talk show on the topic, ‘Teacher don’t teach me nonsense’.

The panel includes Bobi Wine, Ugandan singer and politician; Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie and Wole Soyinka; award-winning writers, and Akala, British rapper.