Despite the fact that everything about him (or should we say her? S/he recently issued a strict warning to people calling him ‘bro’ remember?) screams gay, from his mannerisms to the way he kits up, Idris Olanrewaju popularly known as Bobrisky insists that he is not gay. In a live interview with TeefahXOXO, Bobrisky states that he is into makeup production, a fashion business and beauty products, so he cross-dresses to publicize. How sensible is that? Anyway, his market sells.
Bobrisky came into limelight through uploading femininely-clad pictures and video clips of himself on Snapchat. He was also always bragging about a rich bae in his life who buys him million dollar pieces of jewelry among other luxurious things. Not long after, who is Bobrisky dating became a trending keyword on Google, is Bobrisky dating a man or a woman? Bobrisky has always been secretive about his relationship status, often claiming to be single during live interviews. Whether he is really single or claims to be in order to protect himself from the hostile penalty attached to homosexuality in Nigeria remains unknown.
If you are found guilty of homosexuality in Nigeria, you will be sentenced to 14 years imprisonment. Bobrisky already (he’s really risky) takes a big risk everyday by prancing around in makeup, heels and female dresses—drawing attention to himself.
Fed up with such rumours, Bobrisky took to his Instagram page to vent and probably out of anger, admitted that he is gay. This led to his arrest and detention on November 2017. Here’s what he wrote
“All this house boys and girls coming to drop comment on page are you all stupid.
‘’Do you think your hate comments can change me? Why are you trying so hard to get my attention?
‘’Fuck off my page and go and find something meaningful to do with your life. Just this morning I have made up to 750, 000 hustle still continue. You are here wasting your Mb on someone else lifestyle.
‘’If all your insult bothered me I should have stopped posting here.
‘’Yes am gay, I will go to hell fire, thanks. Please what next? I’m tired of the same words, I want to hear something new, cheers!’’
Up until then, Bobrisky never admitted to being gay. But seriously if he’s gay, why not move to San Francisco, the mecca of everything queer than remain in a stifling homophobic country? He is already successful and can run his business from any part of the world.
Or is it that his love interest in Nigeria has strong ties here and they don’t want to be apart from each other? (lol) 🙂
Whatever Bobrisky is or isn’t though, he is no doubt somebody’s inspiration. The effeminate James Brown who recently became popular following his viral ‘they didn’t caught me’ video has stated that Bobrisky inspires him.