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Bobrisky planned to launch Africa LGBT chapter at his botched birthday party: Runsewe

“That man (Bobrisky) is destroying Nigerian children. If we are not careful, …women will no longer have boyfriends or husbands again.”

• February 7, 2021
Segun Runsewe and Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky
Segun Runsewe and Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky

Segun Runsewe, the supremo of Nigeria’s National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has given an insight into why government forces disrupted the birthday ceremony of popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky, last year.

The police in August 2019 sealed off the venue of the birthday party organised by Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, raising much controversy among some rights activists. Then, the police cited a “sensitive information” as the reason behind their action.

Mr. Runsewe who spoke with NAN on Sunday called on parents to instill African cultures and values in their children and wards, so that they would become responsible adults and not turn out like Bobrisky.

“Do you know that the so-called Bobrisky was going to set up the African Chapter of Gay and LGBT or whatever they call it in Nigeria during his recently aborted birthday party? Mr. Runsewe asserted. “People from over 70 countries arrived in Lagos for the event.”

“They were all at Ikoyi, preparing to launch it. We got a hint of it and had to put a stop to the event. I seized all the food and gave them to IDPs. If they had launched that thing, Nigeria would have been destroyed by now,” he continued.

“That was how the insurgency started and because it was not nipped in the bud, today we are facing the consequences of our inaction then.

“People said the man called Bobrisky is powerful and that anytime he comes to Abuja, he lodges in a presidential suite on the tenth floor of Transcorp Hilton Hotel.

“But I will not stand and see such a character perpetrate a culture that does not conform to our African values and norms.

“If he wants to continue with that way of life, then he should leave Nigeria. Our culture does not allow such personality in our society. So he should leave Nigeria.”

The NCAC boss said further that Bobrisky had constituted a nuisance to Nigerian and African values and misleading other youths, due to a lack of true African values in him.

Mr. Runsewe claims the 29-year-old social media personality is nothing but a disgrace and disgust to Nigeria, and should not be allowed to continue with his fake life.

He reiterated that parents should not allow their children to be influenced by characters like Bobrisky, who claims to be female.

“Bobrisky started by saying he sells body creams and later he went further that he got boobs. He went into many areas. He insults Nigerian women, claiming he is prettier than them. This is not African.

“On his father’s birthday, he dressed like a man. So you can see the deception by a fake personality living a fake life and deceiving Nigerian youths,” said Mr. Runsewe.

Mr. Runsewe warned that if activities of people like Bobrisky was not quickly nipped in the bud, it might become difficult for women to have boyfriends or husbands in future.

“That man is destroying Nigerian children. If we are not careful, in the next few years women will no longer have boyfriends or husbands again.

“This is because man to man is becoming the order of the day. In Abuja today, men stand on the streets waiting to be patronised by other men,” he said.

Mr. Runsewe said that NCAC and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs would soon meet to continue deliberations to seek the way forward in sensitising the public on the menace. 

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