The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has called on parents to instill African cultures and values in their children and wards, to make them become responsible adults and not negate African culture.
Olusegun Runsewe, who cited the lifestyle of Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, known popularly as Bobrisky, a Lagos based cross-dresser, said 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.
According to him, 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.
Runsewe revealed that he disrupted Bobrisky’s birthday party because he got hold of alleged plans of Bobrisky to set up a gay association in the country.
“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.
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,” he said.
Runsewe reiterated that parents should not allow their children to be influenced by characters like Bobrisky, who claims to be female and far prettier than them which isn’t African.
He added that Bobrisky was deceiving the youth as he dressed like a man to his father’s birthday.
The NCAC DG feared that in the next few years, women will no longer have boyfriends or husbands because of Bobrisky.
He said that his agency and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs would soon meet to continue deliberations to seek the way forward in sensitizing the public on the menace.