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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Charly Boy's daughter Adaeze opens up about life as an Oputa

You have been introduced to Dominique Oputa, this is her immediate elder sister, Adaeze Oputa. Adaeze graduated with magna cum laude from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business relations (public marketing and advertising concentration) and an MBA in Management Information Systems. Currently, she works in Education Management (for profit educational sector) as an Associate Director on the Admissions Board. Ada also hosts and produces an entertainment TV show on Fuxion Television in Atlanta, called The Entertainment Scoop.

Ada is obviously a contrast of the Charlyboy’s personal. In this interview, Ada bares her mind on who she is and the effect of the Charlyboy brand on her. Find the interview after the cut...


Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Well, I’m Adaeze Oputa… daughter of Charles and Diane Oputa. I graduated with magna cum laude from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business relations (public marketing and advertising concentration) and an MBA in Management Information Systems. Currently, I work in education management (for profit educational sector) as an associate director on the admissions board. I love working in education especially with young adults, providing structure is my calling. I also host and produce an entertainment television show on Fuxion Television, Atlanta called The Entertainment Scoop. The show details mainly current events in the African Entertainment industry.

Do you imagine yourself wearing tattoos and piercings? What is your own take on it?
I have a small tattoo, which I got out of peer pressure when I was much-much younger. I’m not opposed to tattoos or piercings. I feel that these things are subjective means of expression actualized in art and it just happens to be on the body. Some paint on canvas, some on buildings, and others on their skin – to each, its own.


From what you said earlier, your educational background differs from your professional background. Why didn’t you study something more related to what you are practicing now? Do you enjoy what you are doing and is it what you have always aspired to do?
My educational background actually makes me versatile professionally and doesn’t necessarily box me into a specific profession. In regards to my television show – it’s something I have always dreamed of doing, but was only afraid to venture into it because of my father’s success in that area. I always felt like I needed something that was my own and in so doing, I tried hard to stifle my creative aspirations. It took a lot of convincing and grooming from my managers to have reached this point.
I enjoy my professional life and get fulfillment from what I do. I also love producing and being in front of the camera. Although, I don’t have formal training, I’ve learnt a lot in the little amount of time I have been with Fuxion Television and I am grateful for the experience. I work with a great team of professionals and I cannot wait for the world to see what we have to offer.
Tell us about your television show and any other projects you may be working on
. Fuxion Television is head quartered in Atlanta Georgia and is a multicultural television station. We started airing officially in January of 2013 and we hit the ground running. Currently we are airing a wide variety of shows and one of them is The Entertainment Scoop hosted and produced by yours truly. We also have an online app that we just launched which allows our audience to watch our shows from any part of the world on your cell phone, laptop, ipad and so on. All you have to do is log on to our website www.myfuxiontv.com to watch our station live or look for our app on Google market place. Also follow us on twitter @fuxion TV ATL and find us on face book as well.

Are you happy with whom your father is, especially his persona? If yes or no; why?
We don't choose our family, I'm glad I was born into the legacy that is Oputa. Mr. Oputa is my father, not Charlyboy.

Could you say you are proud of your family name? Has being Charlyboy’s daughter helped you?
Of course, I am proud of my family. We have a proud and rich legacy and I hope I am able to continue that. I wouldn't say my father’s name has helped or hindered my knowledge in anyway. I operate as an individual and I always have.

What are your reactions when people speak negatively about the brand/ your father.
 The brand is in the public eye and anything/ anyone in the public eye is subject to scrutiny. So I'm indifferent about it, to answer your question.

The brand has been rumored to being gay, illuminati, or a voodist among other weird stuff. What is your take on that?
What Charlyboy puts out and who my father is are two different things.

Do you think there is any trait you have taken from your father, whether good or bad?
I'm his daughter,  and like him, I am head strong, focused, determined about my dream, and I celebrate my individuality.

The brand is very controversial, how does that affect you as a young lady?
 Ask Charlyboy. However, when issues like that arise, we address them and move on.


How did you feel growing up as a child, hearing different rumours about your dad?
Growing up, my household was the norm, so I saw nothing wrong with it. As I got older and heard some of the rumours, it helped me understand that people may not exactly understand the brand, and it’s something that I’ve grown to understand and accept. Everyone walks their own path in life, my dad is walking his, and we all are doing the same and rumours cannot change that.

Has there been any difference between the message of the brand and your philosophy?
Well, not exactly. The same message of individuality, tenacity, focus and chasing your dreams as typical of the brand, all form the bedrock of my philosophy .  Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life….

Would you have preferred a quiet life for the brand?
You use the term "The Brand" and I'm not sure if you are referring to My father or his profession. At any rate, I don't think I have a preference. Its the life he /the brand chose and it works for him/ the brand. Quiet is relative, I think he is low key in his personal life but some people may beg to differ from afar.

Apart from being your father, what are the benefits you think the brand can give to the society?
He has encouraged young people to imbibe creative freedom and that of expression, inspiring them to look inwards, while chasing their dreams tenaciously.
Who is Lady D?
My beautiful mother.

It appears you have been on your own for a very long time, how has your mom contributed in the journey so far?
My mom and I are best friends, so we lean on each other for advice, especially in this stage of my life. I think that relationship is extremely important. She visits me very often (maybe too often) laughs. When she visits we, talk about every possible thing under the sun, and to me, that’s essential – communication is the key to every relationship.

Are you aware of the reality TV show? What’s your take on it? Don’t you think everyone is doing something like it right now, and this is just one of those things?
I am aware, in fact we are currently working on revamping the present concept that features the entire family. I know a short reel was leaked earlier on in the year, and since then, we have restructured the script and we will be giving our viewers something very fresh – something you have never seen before. The show will provide a realistic insight on the family, our struggles, triumphs, trials and so much more, a real view on what family life is about. Everyone has always been interested in our family structure and how things really go down in the house that punk built. So, this show is long overdue. 

Your parents have stayed  together,  for over thirty-five years. What do you think is responsible for that and is there anything to learn from what they share? If so,  what?
Love, Patience, Understanding and God.

Since you come from a rich heritage, what do you think you have to do to top that?
A lot, and I feel as though I'm well on my way by Gods Grace.

93 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting!

Anonymous said...

SHIT!1ST TO COMMENT. ANONY

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

The ever eccentric Oputa's! One thing their father has taught them is to be outspoken! Cool though!

IfyCynthetic said...

Issokay. She is fine sha.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Duh, wha'ever*yawn*

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Okay

Anonymous said...

Okay

Anonymous said...

very interesting and intelligent chap. frank

ojoma A said...

I'll say very smart young Lady. I like her her person and approach to Family.

Anonymous said...

I JUST LOVE CHARLIE BOY.
NICE CONCEPT AND BRANDING.
KEEPS THE OLD AND YOUNG ENTERTAINED.
EVEN ALL STREET RADICALS CAN LEARN FROM HIM TO BE WHO THEY ARE AND STILL MAKE NIGERIA AND AFRICA AS A WHOLE BEAUTIFUL AND NOT HARMING.

Anonymous said...

Linda hw this one take tear my pant now?

Anonymous said...

Wow charlyboy's kids r so 'well schooled'. Very intelligent n smart. Neva get bored of readin dia interview at all.

Anonymous said...

God forbid that i will read this entire post....mtchewwww

Anonymous said...

I am in love with her she seems way smarter than dominique. She's older tho, so i guess that's that

--Teeteelahyo--

SHUKURAH said...

Big reapect for this lady. One can see she is educated and well grounded. Good for her.

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Anonymous said...

She is a beauty just like her momma. The family is quite dynamic.

Anonymous said...

Smart babe. I like.

Anonymous said...

Ah thnk God dis 1 looks different unlike her siblings wif crazy stuffs all over der body.....#Ugo_joy

hilary obiorah said...

At least this one is fine and kind of normal. Weird considering who are parents are.

↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

How nice. But I don't consider this as something worth reading.

Oy said...

I lik her.oy

Anonymous said...

Niceeeeeeee. This one looks prettier and well organised than the younger sister. Am impressed to know charly has a decent looking daughter as this.

somadina obi said...

Ok cool, NEXT!!

Ponani Posh said...

The fella interviewing her is psychologically unstable half the question asked is about her dad that aside this lady has brain love her much

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmmmm

BLOGLORD said...

ok! next gist.....

ugo said...

Wise girl. Am loving her.

Melvina Owoh said...

She's so much unlike her sister...

ogechi nsimah said...

Fine girl . I think I like You

zinnyfied allen said...

Display Erudition ASAP

Anonymous said...

She's smart and classy, however the part abt the reality show if there are scripts then its a "scripted" show, not "reality". There r no scripts in real life boo

Sweetest girl said...

Odi Egwu. Nne na u Biko,Enjoy ur youth.

Los Jepush said...

Now we know, not every member of d family is practically insane. Good one gal, all d best.

Anonymous said...

..Mummies gal

bluebelle said...

with all her education, she has said nothing interesting or insightful.

Anonymous said...

Proud of u Adaeze!!!! She waz my class mate back in Secondary School! Grace High School Gbagada Lagos!!! Thumbs up MACAYO!!!!!!

MYRAYA SAYS said...

Pretty lady...
MYRAYA

chojare okus said...

Intelligent Lady

chojare okus said...

Me 2

TobiNigeria said...

Adaeze is a darL. Really, like I always say: charley boy( with his alter ego linda) is just business and act! Mr charles Oputa is like any other Father; just a bit more exposed and up to date. I'm really surprised she became all this. Good for her. I'm happy( a bit intimidated honestly) for her. PS: send your children to good schools,even if you can't afford them. Its like sowing a seed. I was her junior in school.(Authority to famzzzzz, LoL).....

Anonymous said...

Kk,next

Anonymous said...

Reality shows are scripted dear, sorry to burst ur bubble ur favourite show "†̥ђε̲̣̣̣̥ kardashians" is also scripted awwwww..pele

ms k said...

Very intelligent girl. Luv her to bit#hugs#

Anonymous said...

finally a sane charly boy offspring

Anonymous said...

What a cutie n she looks very much like her mum . Wish I go meet am here in Atlanta one day

Anonymous said...

Of course,its not for unintelligent pple like you. I weep for you if u consider this excerpt too long a read.

Anonymous said...

what a silly interviewer

Anonymous said...

She is intelligent. Needs not to speak against his dad cos out of d proceeds of what he does, she was trained.

Anonymous said...

She's well educated,u cn c it by her approach to questions,wise girl

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

Very intelligent lady..

Anonymous said...

I think she's smart. That relationship she has with her mum is the kind I will like to hv wit ma children as a woman. Uhhm!

Anonymous said...

I love dis lady cos she is a woman of substance,very different from others.

Anonymous said...

Honestly u r right,i was begining to wonder myself?he/she culdn even delve into her social/personal life etc so we get to know mor bout her!na wa o!

Chi+ said...

*clears throat*...thank God she confessed indirectly theirs is scripted, yet dey call it ''Reality Show''.....i taya oo... reality faya.... anywayzz....admire her level of maturity n intelligence.

Anonymous said...

She sounds disappointed with her dad tho who'd wash dia dirty linens in public?

Anonymous said...

like a blogger said.....d oputas r very outspoken

Anonymous said...

Keeping up with the oputa's......... NEXT!

Francis Iyamba said...

Such an incredible lady.. She is not retarded in any area.. Business-oriented and entertainment inclined.

Ruth Fagbe said...

Dat's wot u'll always b "ANONYMOUS". Mtscheeeeeeeeew!
Lovely gurl btw

Ruth Fagbe said...

Dat's wot u'll always b "ANONYMOUS" mtcheeeeeeeew!
Lovely gurl btw

Ruth Fagbe said...

Dat's wot u'll always b "ANONYMOUS". Mtscheeeeeeeeew!
Lovely gurl btw

Anonymous said...

i like the close knitted relationship he has with his family... it says there's more to the Charlie boy we all see.... and his ability to stick to his wife, with all the lovey-dovey treatment.....hmmmm, think he's as gud as his daughter says.. God kip them on..*Slimmie*

Anonymous said...

She is smart actually, was in jss2 went she left high schl (Grace High School)l, hd sooo much respect for her, she was very nice nd disciplined.

Anonymous said...

Adaeze is very smart and focused on her goals. I don't think any negative comments affect her. She's also God fearing don't judge a book by its cover. Kuddos to u gurl

applelipx said...

Awesome!!! Very descent,as I scrolld down,was xpecting to see some near to nude crazy pix lyk her sis,was disapointed. Truely a book shudnt be judged by its cover. Its true that charlieboy and charles oputa are two different pple......so thrilld

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

She's Fierce... She replied each question with intelligence...I like!

Dee said...

SHE LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH LIKE HER MAMA, WHY ALL EM DAUTAS DECIDE TO COME OUT DEY TALK ABT DEM SELVES??? TRYING TO BE KNOWN I SEE......EVRY1 LIKES ATTENTION.

lady g said...

lol

Ezeh said...

GRACE HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI 2004 SET

MY TURN said...

Smart girl, Smart answers she definitely has a good head on her shoulders.

Jade said...

Lol*shake my head* @ the interviewer. Repetitive and myopic sometimes childish questions.Smart girl with smart answers.

David Alice said...

Intelligent,brave and smart Lady....I lik her

Anonymous said...

Hahaha I agree.. The brand the brand the brand, haba. She's very smart sha.

Anonymous said...

Ada I thank God 4 d intelligence Ħ̀ε̅ bestowed on u. Even d interviewer couldn't get a thing 4m Ʊя̲̅ answer. Serves him right cos ppl are always out 2 say things about ppl 4m afar wen d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ dnt even know dem personally. Kudos gal as u live Ʊя̲̅ dream I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Ʊя̲̅ profession!

Emma said...

Charlyboy has deceived Nigerians for a long time, acting like he is eccentric and off. I know this family a bit, and I respect the man who has refused to grow old, even with all the hating pple has put on him. He is the most upright an sane Nigerians I know. His eldest son is an asst proff in US, his eldest daughter is running his business. He has exceptional kids, I know it's show biz, but is time the real Mr Charles Oputa comes out, enough of all this contrived abracadabra. I love the guy sha.

theodora said...

dats a good one

Anonymous said...

Nice! ok Linda when are we meeting the rest of the family especially Charles jur"wink"

Candy Rex said...

now, thats my kinda girl; smart and classy. i like!

Anonymous said...

GRACE HIGH SCHOOL PEEPs doing GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of d best secondary schools in Nigeria. No beefing abeg u can like to google it if u want!

Ike Azugu said...

Emma, you are so on point, no be today cb begin use our head. This is a secondary school habits that never left him, ask anyone that went to Holy Ghost college owerri btwn 1970 to73, they would swear the man was a magician. It's beginning to make sense now, and that's how he has kept himself relevant 30yrs after when his mates has fizzled out. Baba I hail, not becos your still a boy, but for tightness, togetherness, consistency and your never say die attitude. If some of our youths have that they alone can change the country. And I hear from a reliable source that he is the best husband, he doesn't do girlfriends.

Ogeh Cynthia said...

Interesting! Kudos to her

Anonymous said...

You are truly stupid and have no brains... RetArds like you just won't get it....

Anonymous said...

Are u dense? Where in this interview did she sound disappointed ??? Gosh days how u all fail exams... Blockhead

Anonymous said...

Lol dee stupidity obviously runs in your veins... An interview about them then you expect them to talk of only Charly boy.... Your comment is the most stupid and retarded on this post ...... Shaaaaame

Anonymous said...

na so dem dey talk always! but she seem intelligent.

Anonymous said...

hhmmm Linda is it just me or the body language between this two are rigid than that of Dominique and her dad.... Donique and charley went all the way in their poses. here charley is just sittin in d same way throughout :D

Anonymous said...

Linda, please give us more stories on this great family. I have a very very pretty friend who is crazy about charly, she has also met charly more than a few times, she couldn't believe radar than be chased by this boy man, he has been inspired by this confusing enigmatic being. Charly is not only a gentleman, but a mentor to many. So please guys discus his topic with respect.

Uju said...

Ok you silly being, if charly is sitting d same way then. It's like you pple are trained nt to use ur brains. Can u look dat young even when u hit fourty years. Pls big for charly man, he no send stupid pple massage. Baba charly keep showing them timid nijas say I no get dem time. We love you, most of us are pretenders joor. Na only u get d finest wife, fine children, grandchildren healthy parents, plenty money yet u no dey thief like dem. twale
For u Fada of all fadas.

Anonymous said...

so have been commenting and Linda hasnt been posting my comments...beth why nau

Anonymous said...

Bt u J̲̥̅̊u̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊t̲̥̅̊ did.....cos if u neva did, den u wudnt b on dis page "Mr MAN"@Anony 6:12

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

charly bobo keep the logo flying . if all could reason the way you reason nigerians could hve got same courage to confront political thieves like okorocha . one love my bros
jli