Dewy Oputa, the daughter of Charles Oputa, otherwise known as Charley Boy has posted photos of her girlfriend online.
She posted the photo with her girlfriend SJ which she simply captioned: “𝐷𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟, 𝐻𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑏𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑤𝑛𝑒𝑑, 𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑, 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑛 𝑜𝑟 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑢𝑚𝑒𝑑. 𝐻𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒, 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒!!”
The model came out as a lesbian last year, much to the shock of most Nigerians. She also stated in an interview with the Punch that it was difficult for her parents to accept her sexuality, but they eventually came around.
“I can’t pinpoint the exact age I found out about my sexuality, but I was much younger. When I came out to my parents, it took them a while to adjust but my happiness comes first. I don’t feel bad about the negative comments my sexuality post has generated. I knew Nigerians would always have negative things to say and I was mentally prepared for it. I’m not here to sway anybody’s point of view; I’m here to bring awareness,” she said.
Dewy Oputa has become more and more outspoken about her sexuality and is passionate about building a safe haven for queer Africans, “My mission for creating a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer platform is to provide a safe place for youths in the African community. I strive to create an accepting and welcoming community where everyone is free to express themselves and be loved for who they are. I want a place where individuals such as myself can create authentic friendships and thrive as the person they were born to be.”
While many Nigerians have criticized Dewy Oputa for her sexuality, her father, Charley Boy, has been supportive and even slammed critics.
He said in an Instagram post soon after his daughter came out to the world, “For those going gagas over my Princess Dewy’s post, hear this.:”The best thing about being true to yourself is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you have just told them. Acceptance has to come from, within. I am blessed with beautiful Children and grandchildren. Love ❤️ em All. Thank you, God,”