Popular Nigerian cross-dresser, Bobrisky, has explained why his old practice of Islam would have been a hindrance to his current celebrity status.
The bleaching specialist whose real name is Idris Okuneye said the daily rituals observed in praying as a Muslim would have been too rigorous for him. In a recent interview by Vanguard News, Bobrisky talked about religion, relationships, marriage and more.
On whether he is in a relationship or not, he said:
I am in a relationship but it’s ‘coded’ . You don’t expect me to tell the world about my relationship. My marriage should be a breaking news. Let people say whatever they like now, I want the news about my marriage to be shocking, that is my dream.
Many women come to me, even on Snapchat. Some will even curse me to gain my attention but they don’t get it. This gets them so mad and leave them with no other choice than to think I’m gay. Many women admire me but believe I am gay. Some will even tell me to only sleep with them. I get different comments even from older women.
I am not a womaniser but that does not mean I can’t get down with a woman. One man’s food is another man’s poison. I am not the type who really loves sex or women. It takes a while for me to get into relationships. I went to a boarding school so I have been trained to be indoor. You hardly see me everywhere which makes it difficult to really be into women. I am only popular because God wants me to. I hardly attend parties or grant interviews. I didn’t struggle to be out there.
About religion, he said:
“I am not a practicing Muslim. If I have to be a practicing Muslim, I will have to do ablution five times a day and apply make-up after each ablution and that will be very stressful. I started going to church as an undergraduate. My room-mate was one of the executives of the Christian Fellowship.
“So I got fascinated and usually joined them to pray. I know prayer works and do that daily. My Muslim name is Idris. I don’t really have a Christian name. But I use ‘Olanrewaju’ as cover; by this, people will not know if I am a Christian or a Muslim.”
About plans to settle down, Bobrisky said:
''I am just 25 years and not a woman who is scared of menopause. I still want to enjoy my money. I will be restricted from certain things if I settle down now. I see marriage as a cage. Imagine, if I am married and now find myself in this present situation, the lady in question will feel insecure. Marriage for me is a big issue.
''My girlfriend is in London and she has been calling me to know the situation of things. She sent me a text that almost moved me to tears. I also have many male admirers who want me to be their sexual partners. I get about two to three guys who want to get down with me everyday. I am very fair that people get attracted to me easily. But they don’t see me as a guy. I know I have to be careful in order to achieve my dreams.''
Read full interview here.