Bobrisky Remains in Custody, Social media personality and popular cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, known as Bobrisky, has reportedly failed to meet the bail conditions set by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after his arrest on charges related to the abuse of Naira notes, spraying of Naira, and currency mutilation.

    Bobrisky was apprehended by the Lagos State Command of the EFCC at Pinnock Estate in Lagos State. According to EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale, Bobrisky’s failure to meet the bail conditions has been confirmed.


    Oyewale stated, “Bobrisky is with us. He was arrested last night in Lagos, and he is at our Lagos command. We arrested him for alleged abuse of Naira notes, spraying of Naira notes, and currency mutilation, among others. We are very serious about restoring the dignity of the Naira. Though our investigation is still ongoing, he will definitely be charged to court soon.”

    The EFCC initiated action against Bobrisky following a video report of him spraying and flaunting wads of new Naira notes at the premiere of a movie in Lagos on March 24, 2024. It was revealed that he had committed similar offenses at other events and parties. Bobrisky arrived at the Lagos Zonal Command of the EFCC on Wednesday, April 4, 2024, for interrogation and provided his statements voluntarily.

    “Upon the completion of investigations, he will be promptly charged to court.”

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    Bobrisky, whose real name is Idris Okuneye, is a Nigerian internet personality, cross-dresser, and social media influencer known for his controversial and flamboyant lifestyle. Born on August 31, 1991, Bobrisky gained widespread attention through his active presence on social media platforms, particularly Instagram and Snapchat.

    Known for his bold fashion choices, makeup tutorials, and extravagant lifestyle, Bobrisky challenges traditional gender norms and stereotypes, often blurring the lines between masculinity and femininity. He gained popularity for his distinctive style, which includes wearing makeup, colorful wigs, and flamboyant outfits typically associated with women.

    Born Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju in 1991, Bobrisky attended both King’s High School, Lagos, and Okota High School, Lagos, for her secondary school education. She later pursued a BSc in Accounting at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Nigeria, from which she graduated.

    Bobrisky’s rise to fame can be attributed to his savvy use of social media to cultivate a large following and engage with fans. He has amassed millions of followers across various social media platforms, where he shares updates about his life, fashion tips, and makeup tutorials. Despite facing criticism and backlash from conservative segments of society, Bobrisky remains unapologetic about his identity and continues to defy societal norms.

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    In addition to his social media presence, Bobrisky has ventured into business, launching his own line of beauty products, including skincare products and cosmetics. He has also capitalized on his fame by endorsing brands and products, leveraging his massive following for promotional purposes.

    However, Bobrisky’s controversial persona has also landed him in legal trouble on several occasions. He has faced backlash and criticism from religious and conservative groups in Nigeria for his unconventional lifestyle and has been involved in legal disputes with authorities over issues such as alleged fraud and social media content deemed offensive.

    Sharing a photo on his Instagram page, Bobrisky expressed joy about his transition, stating that he encountered no health complications during the surgery. In the Instagram post, he expressed gratitude to his medical team both in Nigeria and abroad for their support in facilitating his journey towards femininity.

    Despite the controversies surrounding him, Bobrisky remains a polarizing figure in Nigerian pop culture, admired by some for his boldness and self-expression while condemned by others for challenging societal norms. His influence extends beyond Nigeria, with his unique brand of self-promotion and unapologetic attitude earning him recognition as one of the most prominent social media personalities in Africa.

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