Nigerians react to video of Nigeria's first cross-dresser 'Area Scatter'

Nigerians react to video of Nigeria's first cross-dresser 'Area Scatter'

- An old video of a Nigerian cross-dresser is currently trending online and causing a buzz

- The man identified as Area Scatter was said to be a traditional musician in the 1970s

- Reports claim he disappeared into wilderness at some point during the years of the war

- Area Scatter re-emerged 7 months and 7 days later as a woman and claimed the gods bestowed on him supernatural powers

Currently trending on social media is an old video of a cross-dresser from Imo state in the 1970s. Identified as Area Scatter, he is believed to be one of the few cross-dressers who made it into the mainstream media.

According to reports, he was a musician who played melodic music with his ornamental thumb piano, singing in a rich voice and moving his body in an unusual manner that fascinated a lot of people ranging from street urchins to royalty.

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Reports claim he was a civil servant who disappeared into the wilderness at some point during the years of the war, only to re-emerge 7 months and 7 days later, as a woman. Area Scatter claimed that the gods gave him supernatural powers which he used to enhance his musical talent and become more feminine.

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In the video trending online, Area Scatter can be seen dressed in a top and wrapper with feminine shoes on and his hair plaited with thread.

The transgender is seen walking to a palace in the east, in which he performs in the presence of the king who seemed pretty impressed by him.

Watch the video below:

The fact that Area Scatter was a cross-dresser in the 70s, has left many people in shock at how celebrated he was, enough to even perform in the presence of royalty.

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Read comments below:

attih_soul: "He even had a good demeanour. I can see they liked him and were clearly entertained"

kmartng: "This one na them bobrisky mummy G.O for the industry"

babygirlafrica: "Even the king was happy with him ❤️ but in this democracy world today, people won’t let crossdressers to rest it is well! Judge bushes!"

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igwe_t_challa: "Female spirit in a male reincarnation, no be me talk am o, na Odgowu Pete Edochie"

stephaniecrispin: "Thought y'all said it was caused by western influence, and "not part of our culture" blah blah blah.mtchewwwwwe"

buchiforeal: "Area Scatter, is from Rivers state, not Imo state but he spent most of his life and musical careers in Imo state. He even lived in my Village for some years before he died.. I'm not trying to take away anything away from r post, just a friendly correction."

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hotychy: "And they say it's only this generation day produces crossdresser. U see it started from our forefathers "

pearlyugo: "The gods no come give am woman voice. Na fine man sha."

miz_bee333: "Josh2funny and this man has a lot in common, because they look so much alike, are you sure he is not his grandfather, because josh2funny also dresses like a female and he is an entertainer, there voice also sound alike."

Meanwhile, controversial Nigerian cross-dresser Okuneye Idris popularly known as Bobrisky, has just become the latest celebrity to be verified on photo-sharing app, Instagram.

Although it may seem like an ordinary blue tick, many celebrities have occasionally taken turns to throw jabs at each other for not having a verified account on the social media platform. Despite having as much as 1.6 million followers on Instagram, Bobrisky’s name was missing on the list of those that could brag about the tick.

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