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.

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