Bobrisky aka Idris Okueye Olanrewaju took a Snapchat of himself one day. He had on a full face of make up, a glittery top and the very shiniest shoes. And just like that a star was born.
Bobrisky got Nigeria interested by keeping us in the dark- he frequently talks about his ‘bae’; a mysterious rich guy who gives Bobrisky casual gifts …like N7 million. He got us paying attention with his secret, but he won us over with his personality. Bobrisky’s snapchat stories often show him going around, looking different and loving every second of it. Bobrisky is simply living his life and not caring what anybody thinks. And that’s why he’s on The Cover.
Here’s what he had to say:
My name is Bobrisky, Idris Bobrisky. I am talking about art and I love to be myself because there is no point pretending to be who you are not. i enjoy being myself and I woke to be who I am. So that’s who Bobrisky is.
I have to express who Bobrisky is first because sometimes when you are doing anything you have to be who you are. You don’t have to act under anybody’s instruction and be who ever you are not, you have to be yourself. I am who Bobrisky is and I enjoy being who I am.
You don’t need to convince anybody to accept who you are. I think people should know he is real and he is honest to himself. Lets take him the way he accepts himself. So you have to appreciate yourself first before people will appreciate you
Of course, when you are good at what you are doing, people should learn how to appreciate it, like ‘oh no, he is good at what he does and I think it is really nice for people to always appreciate what you do out there. People should always try and take that. I think of my body as a canvass because I am who I am. Let’s talk about my look, my complexion, the whole makeup, the whole outfit, the hairdo, that is who Bobrisky is. I want to come out there and show that Bobrisky has is own brand. That’s the way he does his own thing which is different from every other person. I am not looking at anyone before I do my own thing. I am who I am. So, I myself am an art.
Talking about survival, you have to be good at what you do. You have to be extremely good at what you do and put in extra effort, to survive in the area of specialization. I believe that you don’t want to suffer yourself in life so you just have to work harder to survive or to do anything you really want to do to make sure you are good at what you.
Social media is a very good platform whereby it makes you popular. I wasn’t thinking of being the famous Bobrisky and this famous bae. I posted a short video of me dancing on Snapchat and I got to see many people tagging others and saying ‘OMG you need to go and check Bobrisky’s Snapchat. He is fabulous, the way he dances, his makeup, his outfit and before I Knew it, people were sending me messages and request and i felt it was a very good thing since i was getting popular. So, I moved to Instagram and I was seeing so many likes like OMG, this guy is so awesome. So to me I believe that Social media is a very good platform where you can actually put up what you, for people to get awareness, for people to know you, so I like it.
Popularity comes with cyber bullying because a lot of people will insult you and will call you names but I believe you just have to be true to yourself. If you are faking it, that is when the insults will get to you but if you are true to who you are, you really want to build yourself and your brand then, careless about what people say.
If I wasn’t Bobrisky, OMG I am from Ijebu-Igbo (do you guys know where that is?) and we are very stingy like aka gum. If I wasn’t the popular Bobrisky I think I would be a banker and I would be able to manage my income. After the snap chatting, the whole posting, if I get home after the whole stress, I love listening to Wizkid. Like that guy is my crush, I love his voice, I listen to his music. When I listen to his music, I just sleep off.
I get a lot of messages from people, they ask me where I turn up because they need me to turn up at a particular place but I usually break their heart because I don’t turn up, I turn up in my house am not the out door person, I love to stay in doors I have been trained since my childhood to stay in doors. One good thing about Bobrisky again is that I don’t drink. At my last birthday that was held at Escape. I didn’t take any drink, in fact, my best drink is Coke.
Here is everything you need to know about the famous Bobrisky. Watch the cover interview here on Accelerate TV.
Crative Design by: Tokyo James
Make Up by: House of Tara