The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has approached guardians to ingrain African societies and qualities in their youngsters and wards with the goal that they will develop to be capable grown-ups.
Runsewe said this Sunday, Feb 7, while talking with journalists of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He rebuked guardians to consistently give direction to their kids to ensure they will not carry on with ways of life that would discredit African societies and qualities in marriage, multiplication, moral tolerability and regard for older folks.
Runsewe, who refered to the way of life of Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, referred to prominently as Bobrisky, a Lagos based drag queen, said that Bobrisky had established an aggravation to Nigerian and African qualities while deceiving different adolescents, because of an absence of genuine African qualities in him.
As per Runsewe, the 29-year-old web-based media character is only a disfavor and disturb to Nigeria, and ought not be permitted to proceed with his phony life.
He said: “Do you know that the so-called Bobrisky was going to set up the African Chapter of Gay and LGBT or whatever they call it in Nigeria during his recently aborted birthday party? People from over 70 countries arrived in Lagos for the event.
“They were all at Ikoyi, preparing to launch it. We got a hint of it and had to put a stop to the event. I seized all the food and gave them to IDPs. If they had launched that thing, Nigeria would have been destroyed by now.
“That was how the insurgency started and because it was not nipped in the bud, today we are facing the consequences of our inaction then.
“People said the man called Bobrisky is powerful and that anytime he comes to Abuja, he lodges in a presidential suite on the tenth floor of Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
“But I will not stand and see such a character perpetrate a culture that does not conform to our African values and norms.
“If he wants to continue with that way of life, then he should leave Nigeria. Our culture does not allow such personality in our society. So he should leave Nigeria.”
Runsewe reiterated that parents should not allow their children to be influenced by characters like Bobrisky.
“Bobrisky started by saying he sells body creams and later he went further that he got boobs. He went into many areas. He insults Nigerian women, claiming he is prettier than them. This is not African.
“On his father’s birthday, he dressed like a man. So you can see the deception by a fake personality living a fake life and deceiving Nigerian youths.”
Runsewe continued: “That man is destroying Nigerian children. If we are not careful, in the next few years women will no longer have boyfriends or husbands again.
“This is because man to man is becoming the order of the day. In Abuja today, men stand on the streets waiting to be patronised by other men.”
Runsewe said that NCAC and the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs would soon meet to continue deliberations to seek the way forward in the sensitizing public on the ‘menace.”