Bobrisky not a cultural ambassador – Runsewe

Segun Runsewe

Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe, has come down hard on crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, saying he is not a cultural ambassador.

Speaking recently at an event to mark the World Handcrafts Day at the NCAC headquarters, Runsewe said the internet sensation is not a true representation of the Nigerian culture which is respected and admired all over the world.

He condemned what he called “the bastardisation of our noble culture and values by attention-seeking characters such as Bobrisky” who he described as a very bad example that the youths should not emulate.

The NCAC boss lamented especially the use of social media by Bobrisky and others to continually send very bad signals to the world in what he called a totally false representation of our identity noting that this must be put in check.

He enjoined Nigerian youths to remain good cultural ambassadors of the country emphasising that the global community respects only those who are able to sustain their unique cultural identities.