Entertainer and activist Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy will walk his longtime partner Lady Diane down the aisle today Saturday in Abuja for formal exchange of marital vows.
The wedding will take place at the chapel of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer Catholic Church in Gwarimpa Estate where he resides.
The ceremony will be officiated by the outspoken Catholic clergy Bishop Matthew Kukah.
The wedding will have in attendance family members and close associates of the couple.
According to him, he hopes to convince his wife to ride with him in a tricycle to and from the church to underscore the low-key nature of the ceremony.
Charly Boy was first married to Stella at a Catholic Church in Onitsha in 1974. The relationship produced one child.
“We have been following through with the process of annulment for some time. My former wife who has since remarried cooperated very well,” he said.
The 62-year-old added that his first marriage failed because he was underage when his mother got him a wife.
Incidentally, the Area Father’s 101-year-old mother is once again the reason he is contracting a formal marriage to Lady Diane who has three children for him.
“People wonder how I am able to live with one woman all these years. It is not that we do not have misunderstanding.
“Marriage is successful when you are able to manage your incompatibility. I saw my parents quarrel, reconcile, kiss and hold hands again. These are the values that have guided me my relationship,“ he said.
Charly Boy who has nine children from different women insists that “Lady Diane is now the mother of all my children. We have 16 grandchildren.”