The Happie Boys, a duo known for their comedic performance on social media, have informed their benefactor, Chibuzor Chinyere, General Overseer of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), that they are no longer interested in returning to Nigeria, in a video they released to the social media.
This news follows a series of events that began when the pair was dismissed from their jobs at an eatery in Aba, Abia state for dancing while on duty.
Apostle Chibuzor had granted the Happie Boys scholarships to study in Cyprus, following the incident the funding which, according to them, was later cut off, resulting in their drop out of school. This prompted them to release private chats they had with the apostle, causing disagreements between them.
Chibuzor offered the duo the chance to continue their education in Nigeria or the Benin Republic, but the Happie Boys declined, expressing their thanks but saying they no longer needed scholarships or financial assistance from the church.
“Papa OPM made us know Cyprus. That man did well. It’s not easy to fly someone from Nigeria to Cyprus,” the Happie Boys said in Pidgin English. “They never told us about the flight tickets they booked. As for me, I’m not returning to Nigeria. We don’t need the Nigerian scholarship. We don’t need the OPM Happie Boys scholarship anymore.”
It is unclear what the Happie Boys’ next moves will be. However, on social media, they reaffirmed their decision to stay overseas, saying “We’re not coming back home. We’ll make it on our own.”
The actions of the Happie Boys drew mixed reactions from the public, with some lauding their determination to succeed independently, while others criticized them for airing their private conversations with Chinyere.