Why I was deported from Dubai — Bobrisky
Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, alias Bobrisky – the controversial crossdresser – reveals he was deported from Dubai due to his passport’s unmatching image.
Bobrisky said on Toke Makinwa’s podcast that he had a lot of makeup on when he went to Immigration. This caused the officers there to doubt his identity.
He said that due to the Islamic law in Nigeria that forbids cross-dressing he was sent to Nigeria when he arrived at the Dubai Airport.
Despite having traveled to the United Arab Emirates on several occasions, he was deported on that particular day, which happened to be a Jum’ah day.
“The last time I went to Dubai, I was sent back to Nigeria. I have been to there so many times. But that one was their prayer, I think one of their special days. It happened to be on Friday, they go to the mosque. They are holy so extra on that day. When I got there, the camera did not accept my face. You know me na, I was on makeup, I want to brag first class, I want to talk ‘oh! guys, I’ve been to Dubai. Your mummy is in first class.
“So, I got to the Immigration where you are going to do everything. They saw my passport, they looked at my face. They said ‘face camera’. And I faced the camera. It rejected my face several times. They [Immigrantion officers] said ‘are you sure you’re the same person?’ And I said ‘yes’.
The man looked at me, he said ‘Idris, you are a Muslim?’. I said ‘yes’. He looked at my passport. He was confused.
“So, we went to one of their private offices. And they said ‘are you trans or..’ I said ‘ well, I used to be a guy’. And they said ‘oh! on a normal day if it is not Friday’ they would have just allowed me in. But because it was Friday, jumʿah day, they said ‘no, they can’t allow me in.”