It is a tough time for popular Nigerian crossdresser Idris Okuneye, better known as Bobrisky, and his family as they lose their beloved father.
The famous crossdresser made the sad news known via his Snapchat account hours ago.
He revealed that he lost his father, Kunle Okuneye, in the early hours of today, Monday, August 14th.
The crossdresser, however, did not share further details about his father’s death.
“Guys, I lost my daddy this morning”, he wrote.
But his brother, Debola Okuneye, while speaking to Punch, disclosed more about his death and funeral.
He revealed that his father would be buried today according to Islamic customs.
“Yes my father died this morning, and we are making preparations for his burial”.
A close friend and colleague of the deceased, known as Lastborn, revealed that the deceased would be buried at 4 p.m. at his hometown in Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun State.
Lastborn worked as the Secretary of Beach Nigeria Enterprises, a car rental company with offices at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, where Bobrisky’s father served as one of the Directors.
“Yes, you saw it. It’s true; he will be buried by 4 pm today”, Lastborn said.
After his burial, Bobrisky posted this picture above on hit Snapchat and wrote;
“Daddy, saying goodbye now is one of the saddest things to say now. I knew you to be my mum and dad at the same time. So it’s difficult just to say goodbye like that. You were d best dad. Very understanding and calm. Love you always”.
Bobrisky surprises his father with a new Lexus Jeep worth N8 million.
Before his death, Bobrisky had surprised his father with a new Lexus Jeep worth N8 million on his birthday.
The crossdresser had no doubt maintained a close relationship with his father despite his gender transition and had respected him.
Recall that Bobrisky made headlines when he attended one of his father’s several birthdays dressed as a man despite maintaining a feminine look.
In his words, while addressing criticism, he stated that he had to respect his father.
Mercy Johnson questions God as she loses her father.
Similarly, in May, Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Okojie lost her father, Ametuo Daniel Johnson.
In a heartbreaking post on her Instagram page, the mother of four vowed to keep asking God for the rest of her life why he took her father’s life.
The wife of Prince Odi Okojie described her pain as the greatest pain of all.
A month after his death, he was laid to rest in his hometown.