Charly Boy triumphs over prostate cancer, shares candid reflection on health journey


Veteran Nigerian artist, Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy has candidly shared his recent battle with prostate cancer, reflecting on his journey and triumph over the illness.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, December 14, the renowned musician expressed gratitude for overcoming this health challenge in 2023, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the year.

"Many things have happened this year, 2023. The good, the bad, and the ugly. But most importantly, I cheated death for something wey no suppose kill us but has killed many. Am a Prostate Cancer Survivor. God, am grateful. I know say dis year remain small but still by his Grace, me and everyone reading dis, shall see 2024. I see!" read his caption.

Accompanying the post was a video depicting the Area Fada being wheeled on a hospital bed into an elevator by medical staff. Charly Boy's followers flooded the comment section with encouraging messages and prayers.

This isn't the first time the artist has been open about his battle with cancer. In May 2023, during an interview with Punch Newspapers, he shared details about his journey, including finding the right doctors and undergoing successful surgery in Nigeria.

In a previous interview with Arise TV in September, Charly Boy advocated for men to undergo testing for prostate cancer, emphasizing the importance of openness in seeking treatment. His resilience in sharing his experience serves as an inspiration to many and contributes to raising awareness about health issues.