Bobrisky is a Nigerian social media influencer who is transgender. He has a lot of stories about his sexuality which makes it difficult to say what his sexual interests are, but there are more claims about him being bisexual.
The celebrity beauty entrepreneur came through a long journey of self-realization, which she shared on her social media accounts with great confidence and determination. She now rules an empire of her own and commands her own community of people by standing as a testimony of the trials and travails of being accepted for whom they truly are. This is mostly the foundation of her activities as an LGBTQ enthusiast and the pillar of her business today.
Bobrisky is a Woman
Bobrisky was biologically stated to be a male child when he was born. He lived with this identity while he was still realizing who he was until 2019, when he came to define himself as a female due to the multiple misconceptions about him on social media. He went through a process of rebranding himself, starting from his gender and his complexion.
Bob went through surgeries as a transgender done of which are believed to include buttocks surgery, liposuction, and changing of skin pigmentation through bleaching and her religion ( now a Christian).
Bob’s Early Life was a Preparation for her Current Life
Bob is officially named Okuneye Idris Olanrewajuis. He is from Ogun state and was born on August 31, 1992, in Ebutte Metta. She was raised in a polygamous family where her dad had three wives, which is considered acceptable in the Islamic religion that was her family’s religion. She is the last born and the second son of her mother.
Growing up, Bob found himself interested in doing the things that are societally framed to be for females. He was faced with being sanctioned and mandated to act “like a man” this went on to have a lot of critiquing and also misconceptions about his gender until he publicly announced it on his social media page for clarity. Bob’s life for a while didn’t seem to be free of challenges and hurdles, not just at this point but from his young age when his parents had some issues. These issues led his mother, who was actually the third wife at that point, to leave her husband’s house. In this trying time, a decision had to be made about the children’s custody. It panned out to be that Bob chose to stay with his mother while his older brother and his sister stayed back with their father.
Bobrisky started fending for herself when she was just 16 years old. Despite all odds and life challenges, she was able to get a basic secondary school education from Kings College and then later proceeded to the University of Lagos to study Accounting. With her vigor towards not being a limited person, it can be predicted that her Masters and Doctoral degree are currently in view.
Tracing his biography, some say that the little fact known about Bob’s family may be either because it is her decision to keep them off the media’s prying eyes or that her family may not be in support of his refined self.
What Does Bobrisky Do for a Living?
Exposed to the unfavorable part of the world, Bob started engaging in activities to help get by the daily necessities. She continued this through to her university. It was at this moment she enjoyed and displayed her interest in cross-dressing. She noticed her fashion enthusiasm and decided to leverage it. This was how she started her fashion and beauty business in the school as a cloth seller, beauty products seller, and makeup artist.
Her key differentiator was being a cross-dresser, something that was not common in those days. This made her gain attention quickly. Over time, she built a business on her game by gathering followers on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok, which has turned into a brand-influencing opportunity. She works with brands like:
- Sophie couture,
- Jenny’s Glow
- Speedy weight loss,
- Aisha Secret
- Designer Bodys and many others
Bob also has other franchise, which includes the sale of beauty products that are endorsed by her physical attractiveness. She was able to amass wealth from her jobs like brand ambassadorship, social media influencing, and as an entrepreneur. She now has a Net Worth of over 1.6 million dollars.
Bob is a Role Model
Bobrisky’s major life is on social media, this is her most resourceful tool where she gets to be safe from being physically harassed or verbalized. She earned this position through her philanthropic activities like helping people with financial stagnancy, participating in feeding volunteering activities, etc.
The most popular is her assistance towards James Brown, a young crossdresser who is now a member of the LGBTQ community. He almost lost the battle with the ever-ready chastising society. Bobrisky stepped in as his savior and gave him the true connection and positioning he needed.
Controversial Issues About Bobrisky
Bob has constantly been in the eyes of the media, luckily, this has been a mutually beneficial relationship as she gets more popularity in the media through their coverage. At different points in time, she has been reported to only be transgender but not gay. This is so because she was said to have shared that she has only slept with only women.
In another scenario, she tagged Tonto Dikeh on a post that they could be the first lesbian to get married. As if that was not enough, her relationship with Tonto Dikeh was closely monitored during their outings, their communications, and vacations. On one of their display of bond, they had a feud on financial issues, both lashing out at each other. This was how their friendship was termed to be over.
Bobrisky is also known to have claimed to be bisexual, which paves way for Nigerians to attack her as they strictly frown at the concept of homosexuality and transgender identities. Such an example is our celebrity of focus being called “a national disgrace” by Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General of Nigeria’s National Council for Arts and Culture, in 2019. Bob, however, declared himself as not a bisexual or homosexual later on in 2020, stating that he is just a transgender and a crossdresser. This, however, negates his activism as an LGBTQ enthusiast. Not long after that, in 2022, he listed the names of rich men who patronize him in Nigeria, yet he claims not to be gay.
In June 2022, the cross-dresser who claimed to be a Christian was found surrounded by a group of clerics who were praying and offering Islamic prayers on the celebration of his housewarming occasion. As usual, this raised brows in the nation. It seems as though Bob has a score to settle with every single Nigerian. This is so because he is quickly attacked and castigated for his decisions, which are obviously linked to one origin, his identity.