Charlyboy, a prominent Nigerian performer and campaigner, has revealed why he took the part of ‘Odudubariba in the hit series ‘King of Boys- The Return of the King’.
Charlyboy portrayed ‘Odudubariba’ in the Netflix-adopted series ‘King of Boys,’ directed by Kemi Adetiba.
One of the elders at the round table, ‘Odudubariba,’ plans to usurp the throne from Sola Sobowale and become the ‘King of Boys.’
Since the film’s Netflix launch, Charlyboy has received praise for his journey from musician to activist to actor.
Charlyboy said in an interview that he took the role in King of Boys despite having turned down other movie opportunities since he is a fan of Kemi Adetiba and it was an honor to be invited for such a role.
“When Kemi called me to ask me to be on this project, I didn’t want to, because I’m not an actor like that. However, I’m a fan of Kemi and have followed her journey. So it was an honour being invited for a role. I promised myself that I was going to not only give my best shot but will also tear my heart out for her, submitting myself as a dutiful student.
“She reminded me that my life was like a movie and I’ve been acting all my life. I am always saying, Charlyboy ‘no dey finish’, because there is so much housed in this persona that I’m even beginning to come to terms with.
“I keep shocking myself with all the possibilities that God has endowed me with and I can only say, Thank God for His Grace.
“And here we are; I have always been “The King of Boys” way before the movie first came out.”
When he first heard about the cast, Charlyboy was afraid, but Kemi Adetiba urged him to continue with the role, which he now enjoys.
“I must admit, I was terrified when I first heard about the cast lineup, but she said, ‘Just trust me, and you will be proud in the end.’ Charlyboy replied, “That’s a forecast that came true.”