Recently, crossdressers have become increasingly popular online and are often at the center of controversy.
Some of the most popular characters in this regard are Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, and a dancer named James Obialor, better known as James Brown.
Although they seemed to love each other at first, things have now collapsed between them, and the center can no longer hold.
During the week, Brown said Bobrisy threatened to stop copying his content, shortly after the self-proclaimed drag queen shared the story on social media, her Instagram account was deleted.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, James Brown said that Bobrisky made himself his enemy.
“I was shocked, I was not expecting it (the threat). Bobrisky actually called and threatened me. He just kept shouting. He said I should stop posting my content or he would send me to prison. He said he was the one that gave me N100, 000 when I needed help and he would make sure they beat me up in Lagos State. Before now, he had blocked me some months ago but I had no issues with it and I had apologized to him. But now, he has made it clear that we are enemies and I have to watch my back.”
The dancer also insisted that he didn’t like being compared to Bobrisky.
“I hate being compared to Bobrisky. I admire everything about him because he is vibrant but I prefer being compared with an American Internet personality, James Charles, who has over 25 million followers on Instagram. I am big and I have good content. Also, I am not a crossdresser but a drag queen.”
The drag queen remembered how he became a social media personality, “I become more active on social media because I understand that Nigeria is tough and the only way I can help is by giving people pure entertainment. People call me all sorts of derogatory names, including ‘gay’ and ‘homosexual’ but they don’t get to me because I have a goal, which is to help the poor. The only way I can do that is by making money through want I know how to do best. This is an adventure for me. I am not a graduate but I am working towards being one. I have been doing online schooling and tutorials. Because of my personality, I cannot attend a public university. The same way I am enjoying what I do is the same way I am facing the consequences. In the past, I could not afford some things but now, I can do that.
Some people need someone controversial to advertise for them and I had to tap into that. I added more energy to my content and became more creative. Most of my ideas are beginning to pay off. I know that my audience wants me to be extremely crazy and at the same time reasonable.
“Regardless of what I am doing, I would always be a man and eventually get married to a woman. I have always had an effeminate character. The first time I dressed like a girl was when I was five years old, and it was for a cultural presentation. I cannot steal engage in Internet fraud (yahoo yahoo), or prostitution. I can only make people laugh. I am a man and this is only an adventure that would end someday.”