Nigerians seem confused about the appropriate pronoun to use for Idris
Okuneye, a popular cross-dresser and self-acclaimed transgender.
Bobrisky’s birthday venue was sealed off on Saturday when policemen
laid siege to it.
SaharaReporters reports that Nigerians on social media were divided on
the legality of the police’s action.
While some criticized the police for violating Bobrisky’s right to
assemble, others thought Okuneye’s action was immoral.
But, the pronoun to use in describing Bobrisky’s gender generated a
Bisi Alimi, a gay man and advocate for the LGBTQ rights cautioned that
the right pronoun for Bobrisky is ‘she’ and ‘her’.
“Dear #Nigeria allies, the correct pronoun for #Bobrisky is “She/Her”.
Using this will help reduce stigma and show that you really care. You
can’t use a wrong pronoun and say you are an ally,” he tweeted.
Similarly, Sarah Ogunmiyiwa with the Twitter handle, @sara_ogun,
corrected another Twitter user, Olusegun Iselaiye @10tama22, for using
‘his’ to describe Bobrisky.
“Just In: Bobrisky on the run as Police Storms. Shutdown venue if his
27th birthday celebration in Lekki, chase away everyone,” Iselaiye
tweeted to which Ogunmuyiwa replied, “HER!!! Her pronouns are
she/her!!! And this us transmisogynistic violence.”
Another user, @whoislateef, mockingly asked, “So which cell will they
put Bobrisky Female cell: Naaaah Male cell: Honeymoon”
The self-acclaimed transgender had cautioned on the use of pronoun she
In one viral video, Bobrisky asked, “Who is you bro?” in an attempt to
get Nigerians to see her as a woman.