Bobrisky is a Nigerian transgender woman and LGBT personality. She is also known for her presence on the social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.[2][3][4][5][6]

Bobrisky
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Born
Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju

1991 (age 30–31)[1]
NationalityNigerian
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationEntrepreneur

Early life and educationEdit

Born Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju in 1991, Bobrisky attended both King's College, Lagos and Okota High School, Lagos for her secondary school education, and studied and graduated with a BSc Accounting from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria.[7][8]

In May 2019, Bobrisky confirmed that her pronouns are "she" and "her" after receiving several misgendered comments on her Instagram profile.[9][10][11][12]

ExposureEdit

She became recognized as being highly controversial on social media for not adhering to ultra conservative Nigerian standards. Bobrisky has a huge following on social media. She was able to garner traffic to her Snapchat account when she claimed she had a lover who is assumed to be of masculine gender despite the law in Nigeria stating that same sex relationships is an offence punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment.[13][14][15][16] On July 8, 2021, she revealed a new physical appearance after undergoing surgery to become more feminine.[17]

ReactionEdit

Bobrisky has been received with mixed feelings as she has a fair number of fans and critics alike. She has been asked by certain event planners to give talks at events.[18][19] On a notable occasion, however, a Nigerian presidential aide walked out of a premises on sighting Bobrisky within the residence.[20][21] In 2019, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director General of Nigeria's National Council for Arts and Culture, called Bobrisky "a national disgrace"[22] and said she would be "dealt with ruthlessly" if caught on the streets.[23]

InfluenceEdit

Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google's Communications and Public Affairs Manager for West Africa, said Bobrisky was the most searched individual in Nigeria from October 26 to November 2016.[24][25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobrisky laments over loss of N19m spent on botched birthday". www.pulse.ng. September 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  2. ^ "Why Snapchat king Bobrisky is definitely not Nigeria's Kim Kardashian". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2017-01-18. Archived from the original on 2017-02-04. Retrieved 2017-02-04.
  3. ^ "Biography/Profile/History Of Nigerian male Barbie, Idris Okuneye aka 'Bobrisky'". Daily Media. 2016-10-20. Archived from the original on 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  4. ^ "Nigeria's Barbie 'Bobrisky' Opens Up About His Life, Bae and Business". www.nigerianeye.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  5. ^ "How I Met Bae - Nigerian Male Barbie, Bobrisky". The Herald Nigeria. 2016-09-07. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  6. ^ OBIORA, NTIANU (2018-11-06). "How Bobrisky became an unlikely female style icon". Pulse Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  7. ^ "Nigerians React to Bobrisky, Gay who got N7m and Mercedes From Lover". Naijanewsmag. 2016-08-23. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  8. ^ "Throwback photos of "Male Barbie Doll" Bobrisky when she was arrested in 2011 for cross-dressing". Gist mp3bullet. 2016-09-01. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  9. ^ Odunayo, Adams (2019-05-08). "If you don't want to be unfortunate, don't call me bro - Bobrisky warns". Legit.ng - Nigeria news. Archived from the original on 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  10. ^ "Bobrisky: 'He', 'She', Nigerians Confused About Pronoun To Use For Idris Okuneye". Sahara Reporters. 2019-09-02. Archived from the original on 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  11. ^ ""I Am A Girl." Bobrisky answers the question about Her Gender Identity". KitoDiaries. 29 July 2018. Archived from the original on 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  12. ^ Egbe, Robert (2019-10-19). "Inside the 'risky' life of 'Nigerian male barbie' Bobrisky". The Nation Newspaper. Archived from the original on 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  13. ^ "Nigeria passes law banning homosexuality". Telegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2019-08-16. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  14. ^ Abati, Reuben. "10 Nigerian celebrities who became famous for all the wrong reasons - Seun Joseph". Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  15. ^ "Bobrisky: Before and After Photos of Nigeria's Famous Gender-Bender". Olisa Blogazine. 2016-09-01. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  16. ^ "Watch Bobrisky speak at Abuja conference on how she became famous on social media". Nigeria Today. 2016-10-27. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  17. ^ Tochukwu Andrew. "Check Out Bobrisky's New Body As He Transforms Feminine After Surgery! - I Get Talk". Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  18. ^ "Nigerians are upset with BOBRISKY who is speaking at a conference in Abuja this week". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 2016-10-25. Archived from the original on 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  19. ^ "Bobrisky speaks at Abuja conference despite controversies [PHOTOS]". Daily Post Nigeria. 2016-10-27. Archived from the original on 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  20. ^ "Nigeria's Presidential Aide Withdraws From New Media Conference After 'Male Barbie' Bobrisky Announced As Speaker". Sahara Reporters. 2016-10-26. Archived from the original on 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  21. ^ "I Won't Share The Same Podium With Bobrisky - Buhari's Media Aide". The Whistler. Archived from the original on 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  22. ^ Itie, Harry (2019-09-02). "Wetin be Bobrisky crime?". bbc.com/pidgin. Archived from the original on 2019-12-12. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  23. ^ Alabi, Temitope (2019-08-25). "'Bobrisky A National Disgrace' — Olusegun Runsewe". Information Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2019-11-16.
  24. ^ Ade, Josh (2 November 2016). "Bobrisky Is The Most Searched Personality on Google". olorisupergal.com. Archived from the original on 2016-12-11. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
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