Netizens slam Charly Boy over touch upon Soyinka’s psychological well being

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Veteran singer and social activist, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, has come beneath hearth following his remark questioning the psychological well being of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Charly Boy in a put up on his X and Instagram deal with on Monday suggested Nigerians to strategy the statements and actions of Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka with warning.

He mentioned Soyinka could be experiencing mind deterioration on account of his outdated age, noting that this may very well be influencing Soyinka’s latest rhetoric and behaviours.

He expressed his worries concerning the lack of ability of Soyinka’s household and shut associates to guard him from opportunistic politicians.

He additionally emphasised the significance of vigilance amongst involved Nigerians to forestall the exploitation of Soyinka’s well being situation for political functions.

“Prof. Wole Soyinka is aged over 80yrs even tending in the direction of 90yrs. For his age, some stage of mind deterioration just isn’t surprising. His rhetorics and actions in latest occasions are suggestive of deteriorating mind illness, and as such he shouldn’t be taken too severely.

“What we should be worried about as well-meaning Nigerians, is how his family and close friends can’t ward off agents of desperate politicians who are bent on exploiting his medical situation to their advantage, no matter how low it sinks the once respected Nobel laureate,” Charly Boy wrote.

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This, nonetheless, didn’t sit nicely with netizens who felt the assertion was insulting.

An Instagram consumer #Phorlarjuwon questioned Charly Boy’s contribution to the nation’s growth.

Phorlarjuwon mentioned, “As a lost man that you are, I think you can do better man than this…As a manwoman, what have you personally contributed to the betterment of the nation? I guess nothing. I didn’t think you have affected this nation in any positive way. Now we know who needs to visit a physician. How the opinion of another man became your problem because you don’t share the same perspective is what exposes how disordered your mental is. People who assume you will influence their life in a positive way need to see a physician as well.”

Another consumer, #Vesterz011 wrote, “I hope when you get to that age, you actually handle this kind of message, Bcus its definitely coming back.”

On X.com, #Quakes9ja, who tweets anonymously as Kweku Elenitoba-Johnson, wrote, “Address the man’s claims first before you rain abuse on him.”

Another follower mentioned, “I think you could have made your point without insults, people look up to you. I believe we can de-escalate a volatile situation if we really want to keep our eyes on the ball, but to start speaking on people’s mental health with backhanded compliments isn’t savoury. Politics is planning and strategy, social media insults would achieve that. People listen to you, mobilise them in a way that works, and votes will not be counted based on social media insults and posts. Peace.”



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