Apparently, Charly Boy wasn’t too impressed by the show and he’s
aired his opinions about the show in his new article, where he revealed
that he was ‘bored to tears’ during the ‘pentecostal’ show.
Charly Boy also added he felt the comic was taking his Christianity way too far.
Read the rest of the article below:
“Julius Agwu is my friend and a brother, one of the many comedians I
have encouraged in their careers through the years. When I lost my
buddy, my father, he was there to give me all the moral support I
needed. I love Julius as much as some great Nigerian comedians, artistes
and actors that have passed through the University of CharlyBoyism, who
are now doing pretty well in their respective fields.
I was at my guy’s LIFE AS I SEE IT show with my family at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja on February 14, 2016.
Mehnnnn, was I bored to tears!!!
First of all, the show that was billed to start at 4pm didn’t start
till around 8.30pm, and wouldn’t you expect that such a show already
starting so late would compensate the audience by blowing off the roof
with powerful rib-crackers back to back? For where!
I wasn’t sure whether we were at a musical/comedy show or in a pentecostal revival ground.
We had trickles of respite when other artistes did their thing but
each time Julius came up, it was like he was on a mission to convert us
sinners in the hall. He kept preaching, oblivious of many people’s
disapproval, boredom and disgust for turning a comedy show into a
sermonized gospel rant and chant. Kai!
I understand what my brother must have gone through when he had to be
flown abroad for his brain surgery. As he told me before the show
started, “Charly, I almost died, I was actually being wheeled to the
mortuary before God’s intervention”. I am sure all that incident must
have been very traumatic for my dear friend who felt he had to give
thanks to the Lord for keeping him alive. Yes o, I agree, we all need to
constantly do that because without God’s grace and mercy, who for dey
alive? So praise The Lord…Halleluyah!!!!
However, the fact remains that people came there for the sole purpose
of laughter, not to be preached at, after-all, the Christians in the
building would have gone to Church earlier that day, being a Sunday.
We had people of different religions, denominations: Muslims,
Crossbearers, Bhuddists, even Atheists in the hall that night, who
didn’t come to worship but to be entertained.
As I peered into some people’s faces, I could read their strong objection and disdain about how the night was turning out.
Julius should have been sensitive, biko.
There were a few high points of the show though, when the likes of
Bovi and Akpororo took control of the microphone. They were good! Very
My dear brother, it is good to have a grateful heart when the Lord
delivers one from the jaws of death, but a comedy show is not a revival
and the people in the hall can’t all be Christians.
There are many people also that the Lord has saved, giving thanks
therefore, should be a personal thing with your Maker; don’t get it
twisted with comedy.
I felt ripped off.
God has also saved people like us and we are grateful for what He has
done in our lives, but we don’t go round terrorising people with Bible
verses and the word of God.
And just in case you want to start your own church, all well and good
for you but biko, don’t do it on the heels of people who have paid
their hard earned money to watch a comedy show, either alone or with
family and friends.
My brother, I no yab you o, I just advice you as my person. Next time let the comical genius in you come out not the preacher.“