Bobrisky: Why I was deported from Dubai

The controversial crossdresser, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju alias Bobrisky, reveals that he was deported from Dubai because of the unmatching appearance on his passport.

Why I was deported from Dubai — Bobrisky


Speaking on Toke Makinwa‘s podcast, Bobrisky stated that he had worn a significant amount of makeup when he arrived at Immigration, causing the officers to question his identity.

He explained that due to the Islamic laws in the country that prohibit cross-dressing, he was sent back to Nigeria upon his arrival at the Dubai airport.

Despite having travelled to the United Arab Emirates on several occasions, he was deported on that particular day, which happened to be a Jumʿah day.

Bobrisky on Why he was Deported From Dubai

“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.”

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