Who is Bobrisky? Explaining everything you want to know

Who is Bobrisky? Explaining everything you want to know

Bobrisky is a famous Nigerian fashion model, internet personality, beauty therapist, entrepreneur, and LGBTQ+ activist. Bobrisky became famous for documenting her transition on social media. She usually sensitizes people about the LGBTQ+ community and advertises fashion and beauty products on social media.

Bobrisky's bio
Bobrisky wearing white and blue traditional Nigerian dresses. Photo: @bobriskyblog (modified by author)
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Bobrisky does not shy away from discussing her sex life in public. Conservative Nigerians, including her parents, frown upon her controversial character and lifestyle. This article shares insightful details about her childhood, career, and controversial stories that have been reported about her.

Profile summary

Full nameOkuneye Idris Olanrewaju
Famous asBobrisky
NicknamesNigerian male Barbie, Bobo
Date of birth31st August 1992
Zodiac signVirgo
Age31 years (as of 2023)
BirthplaceEbute Matta, Lagos, Nigeria
Alma materKing's College, Okota High School, University of Lagos
QualificationBachelor's degree in Accounting
OccupationEntrepreneur, influencer, fashion model, beauty therapist, LGBTQ+ activist
GenderTransgender woman
FatherAlhaji Musibau Okuneye
MotherAlhaja Bollington
Marital statusSingle
Net worth$3.125 million (approx.)
Sources of incomeCosmetic business and brand commercials and promotions
ResidencePinnock Beach Estate in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria

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Who is the real Bobrisky?

Bobrisky's real name is Idris Okuneye Olanrewaju. Many know her as a Nigerian LGBTQ+ activist, entrepreneur, influencer, fashion model, and beauty therapist.

Who are Bobrisky's parents?

Bobrisky's father, Alhaji Musibau Okuneye, died in August 2023 and was buried in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun state. He was a Muslim man with three wives. Bobrisky's mother is called Alhaja Bollington.

Her mum is not dead, as many believed. The influencer was exposed for lying about her mum's death. Sources claim Alhaja Bollington runs a small shop in Madogo, Ikeja, Lagos.

Bobrisky's age
Bobrisky wearing red and pink Nigerian wedding dresses. Photo: @bobriskyblog (modified by author)
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Bobrisky's siblings

The public spotted Bobrisky and his ten other siblings together for the first time during their father's burial. Speaking during the burial, one of Bobrisky’s brothers confirmed they are eleven, including the influencer, who is the family's last child.

How old is Bobrisky?

Bobrisky's age is 31 as of September 2023, for she was born on 31st August 1992.

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Is Bobrisky a man or a woman?

Bobrisky was born male but transitioned to female in adult life.

Where is Bobrisky from?

She was born in Ebute Matta, Lagos, Nigeria.

Educational background

She got her high school education at King's College and Okota High School. Both institutions are in Lagos State. Bobrisky also graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

What is the story of Bobrisky?

Bobrisky's history is about a determined person who has faced many ups and downs. She had a rough childhood due to the challenges of a polygamous family. Her parents separated when she was still young. After the divorce, she spent most of her childhood with her mother and lived with her father later on.

The influencer grew up in a Muslim family and loved stereotypically feminine activities like cooking, cleaning, etc. Her parents would punish her for cross-dressing. She began to fend for herself at age 16 because her dad could not meet the financial needs of their large family.

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Bobrisky old photos
A collage of Bobrisky's before-and-after transition. Photo: @Destiny Etiko Fans
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Bobrisky was in college when she became a crossdresser and embarked on a gender transformation journey from male to female.

What is Bobrisky's gender?

Bobrisky's old photos confirm she transitioned from male to female. She occasionally posts pictures showing how she gradually transfitioned.

The influencer achieves her feminine appearance by applying skin-bleaching products, make-up & beauty products, and wearing female attires and human hair extensions. She also admitted to undergoing liposuction surgeries in Dubai to attain a flawless feminine figure.

What does Bobrisky do for a living?

Bobrisky's most prolific business venture is selling skin-lightening creams. She also sells make-up, human hair weaves, watches, trendy attires, and more. Additionally, the star makes money as a beauty therapist and social media influencer.

She was a dance choreographer, and she also sold clothes and make-up during her university days. She was inspired to join Snapchat in early 2016 to sell her skin-bleaching products and other merchandise.

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The business made her an internet sensation in Nigeria between October and November 2016. In 2017, she made her Nollywood debut in the Ojuloge Obirin film. Bobrisky later earned so much fame and money touring the US as a guest for multiple events, including club appearances and private one-on-one meet-ups.

Is Bobrisky a millionaire?

Bobrisky's net worth is guesstimated to be around $3.125 million. She makes money from her cosmetic brand, brand promotions, commercials, and social media content.

Bobrisky's bae
The entrepreneur looking lovely in traditional dresses. Photo: @bobriskyblog (modified by author)
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The social media influencer owns several luxury properties in Nigeria. She bought a Mercedes-Benz GLE 43 AMG Coupe in 2020 and unveiled her N400 million house in June 2022 during a grand housewarming party.

On top of these assets, Bobrisky reportedly bought a five-bedroom duplex in Chevron, Lekki, in 2017. She claimed that she received a G-Wagon and a 2019 Range Rover from "bae," and decoration/furnishing the Lekki home cost N12 million.

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Controversial stories about Bobrisky

The Lagos State police arrested her in 2017, shortly after she announced she was transgender. It is believed her influential friends helped her get released. Bobrisky thanked her partner for facilitating her bail and refuted claims that her announcement got her arrested.

In May 2019, Bobrisky asked her Instagram fans to address her with the pronouns "she" and "her."

What happened to Bobrisky's birthday?

Bobrisky's witty retort to the Director-General of the National Council of Arts and Culture in 2020, “I roll with his bosses in government,” implied she was untouchable.

As a result, around 50 policemen raided her home on 31st August 2020 and ruined her 28th birthday party. She had planned and boasted about the party for weeks on Instagram and Snapchat.

The Lagos State Police Force arrested 5 of Bobrisky's guests on charges of breach of public peace and indecency. She was not detained because she arrived at the party late. Bobrisky later claimed that she spent N19 million on the botched birthday celebration.

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Tonto Dikeh and Bobrisky's wedding

Reports claim Bobrisky wanted her and Nollywood actress Tonto Dike to become the first Nigerian lesbian couple. She and Nollywood actress Tonto were friends for a long time before she allegedly asked for her hand in marriage in February 2020. The wedding never happened.

Bobrisky's wife
Bobrisky in purple hairstyles. Photo: @bobriskyblog (modified by author)
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What is the relationship between Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh?

Bobrisky revealed that their friendship fell apart in 2020 after their Dubai visit. The influencer claimed she helped Tonto when the police arrested her for being drunk and high and locked her up for two days.

Tonto Dikeh and Bobrisky laid grave accusations against each other in December 2021. The actress claimed Bobrisky faced rejection from family and the transgender community.

She said that Bobrisky slept with Yahoo boys, blackmailed them for money, and claimed to have helped her buy medicinal cream.

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Meanwhile, Bobrisky accused the actress of plotting to destroy her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill. She accused Tonto of being friends with her for money and that she defecated on the bed twice after smoking and drinking herself into a stupor.

Additionally, Bobrisky alleged that Tonto refused to repay the money she lent her and had not refunded the N300,000 she borrowed from Bobrisky's alleged boyfriend, Mompha.

Mompha threatened to sue Bobrisky for claiming they were dating. As a result, the Nigerian social media transgender queen publicly retracted her words and announced that they were only friends.

Between Tonto Dikeh and Bobrisky, who is the richest?

Multiple online sources guesstimate Tonto Dikeh's net worth as $1.5 million, while Bobrisky has wealth worth around $3.125 million.

Bobrisky's husband
Photos of Bobrisky seated on couches. Photo: @bobriskyblog (modified by author)
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Who is Bobrisky's husband?

She is single. Bobrisky's wedding photos that went viral in 2022 were for fun. The influencer only teased her fans with pictures of herself in traditional wedding attire.

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Who is Bobrisky's wife?

The controversial Nigerian influencer is not married as of this writing.

On 3rd July 2023, Bobrisky was seen being cozy with a male model on her verified Facebook page. In the video, she said she would be a "sweet wife" to her future husband. In the same Facebook video, Bobrisky clearly stated that she was not dating the male model. The influencer said:

Dis model really wish I’m his babe bcos this treat I’m giving him is awesome.

Who is Bobrisky's boyfriend?

Bobrisky revealed that her boyfriend, Ade, is an elderly billionaire living at Banana Island, Lagos, and does not use social media. The social media personality also said she has other male lovers but Ade is the “main guy.”

Who was Bobrisky's bae?

She posted Sir Henry Ike in 2020 and captioned, "The wait is OVER !!!" Henry is a real estate investor, author, and music CEO, based in New York City. He runs three companies; real estate, entertainment, and clothing businesses.

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Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh
Bobrisky strikes modeling poses in lovely lace dresses. Photo: @bobriskyblog (modified by author)
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Social media presence

Bobrisky engages with fans on three verified social media accounts. All accounts have over a million followers/subscribers. Below are her official accounts and the number of followers/subscribers as of this writing:

Instagram@bobrisky2224.9 million
Facebook@bobriskyblog2.9 million
Snapchat@bobrisky2221.1 million

Facts about Bobrisky

  • She claimed she is romantically attracted to both men and women.
  • Bobrisky bleached her skin.

Bobrisky is a self-acclaimed Nigerian male Barbie doll. She is known for publicizing her lavish lifestyle, sex positivity, source of income, celebrity fallouts, and transgender journey.

Legit.ng also shared a detailed biography of Tonto Charity Dikeh. She is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. The lady owns the Tonto Dikeh Foundation.

Tonto hails from the Ikwerre tribe, and her family ancestry is in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. She has one child with her former spouse, Olakunle Churchill. They were married from 2015 to 2017.

Source: Legit.ng

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