Youths in Benin City staged a protest on Sunday against the presence of controversial transgender personality, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, in Edo State.
The protest was sparked by alleged insults directed at the Oba of Benin by Bobrisky in a video clip that circulated in 2022.JAMB Portal
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In the video, Bobrisky made a suggestion, intended as a joke, that the Oba of Benin should marry him.InformationGuideNigeria
However, this remark was seen as disrespectful to the rich cultural heritage of the region and offended many residents of Benin.
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Despite the controversy, Bobrisky traveled to Benin for an event over the weekend, which triggered a spontaneous and passionate response from local youths.NYSC PORTAL
The protest reportedly escalated, leading to Bobrisky hastily leaving Benin City for his safety. This incident highlights the impact of social media and public sentiment on the actions and reception of public figures.
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