Controversial Nigerian transvestite Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky has issued a public apology to the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, after asking him to “come and marry” him.
Specifically, the cross-dresser urged the Oba of Benin to tie the knot with him out of excitement in a video that he published on social media after he arrived in Benin City, Edo State for an event organized by celebrity interior designer, Ehi Ogbebor.
Bobrisky had written:
“We’re here to disturb Benin. Oba of Benin, Bob has entered. I have entered. Come and marry me.”
Moments after the post aired, indigenes of Benin slammed the transvestite on social media for calling out their traditional head.
Bobrisky has since issued a public apology on Instagram via a video on Saturday morning. He revealed that he was only joking, hence, he should be pardoned.
Speaking in his recently released video on Instagram, Bobrisky had this to say:
“Earlier today, I made a statement about the Oba of Benin and a lot of you didn’t find it funny.
“I know. I’m so sorry. I’m actually a jovial person and I play a lot. I’m here to apologize to the great Oba of Benin and to the palace of Benin, that I am sorry.”
Watch the video below.
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