In a country where there laws criminalize homosexuality, it is somewhat telling that one of its internet sensations is Bobriskky, a popular Lagos cross dresser.
Bobriskky is famous for dressing up like a woman as well as his hard to miss made up face. To be sure, Nigerians aren’t entirely new to cross dressers, considering that we already have Denrele Edun but Bobrisky seems to be an evolution.
His Snapchat stories about ‘bae’, the mysterious benefactor who gives Bobrisky millions of Naira which he is all too happy to show his numerous followers. Most Nigerians who condemn his eccentric dressing follow him, such is the complexity of the Nigerian moral code.
The latest reason why he’s on everyone’s lips again is his inclusion as a panelist for EIE’s ‘New Media Citizens & Governance Conference.
The moderator of the conference, Subomi Plumptre pulled out of the event via a statement issued on Twitter and it has once again made Bobrisky and his credentials as a panelist a subject of debate;
— Alder Consulting (@AlderConsulting) October 26, 2016
Nigerians celebrate mediocrity , a perfect example is bobrissky
— Da NieL (@Dannizul) October 25, 2016
Bobrissky is now a motivational speaker?? https://t.co/ZBWYngGQMD
— Jeffrey (@JeffreyHustle) October 25, 2016