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  1. pete
    November 2, 2016

    Apt.

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  2. Kenny
    November 2, 2016

    Very well said!!!

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  3. ambivalentone
    November 2, 2016

    I’m sure Chizzie is up to the task of being his Minister of (mis)Information or ‘behind the scenes’ coach, something he is doing terribly if I may say so.

    I had always thot the guys from Alder Consulting knew their stuff, even if the rep from the Presidency wouldn’t. It came as a huge shock when they came out with that ‘serious not sensational’ crap. For heaven’s sake, I remember when twitter first came out, tweeps with the largest following had done/said the most sensational of things. Many years down, they are brands’ advertisers. Talk about the mumuity of those two.???

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    • Mandy
      November 2, 2016

      Minister of (mis)Information???

      ?????? Fear God small na, eh Ambivalentone.

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      • Pink Panther
        November 2, 2016

        LOL!

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 2, 2016

      Alder really made me laugh, brand management is one of the things they do and Bobrisky should be an interesting subject for them actually, if only they could get off their bloody high horse.

      As for the presidential aide? I don’t even take that one seriously anyway, besides there are even rumors ☕

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      • ambivalentone
        November 2, 2016

        Azzin!!! Someone they shud be groveling b4 to save dem from the measly 3000+ plus followers they are struggling to hold down on twitter. You don’t av to like him. Hell, he irritates me just as much, but he definitely is doing something better than all what their graphics designing n consulting put together is doing. Awon oponu.

        Ehen??? Have a piece of cake, wont u??

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  4. Mandy
    November 2, 2016

    ?????? This is so on-point.
    That final observation though.

    “…the next time you feel yourself starting to say something horrible about Bobrisky on account of his lifestyle and/or choices, ask yourself how these choices affect you personally. After all, this is the same thing we say to homophobes…”

    Judgmental gay men so very conveniently forget that in slamming those among us who make choices that rankles with them, they have themselves become the homophobes they cry out against. The hypocrisy in their judgment is just astounding.

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  5. Osupa
    November 2, 2016

    Really articulate and thoughtfully written.

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  6. Brian Collins
    November 2, 2016

    Somebody should please EPP me to like Twitter. How can something this interesting be happening and I don’t know about it?

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 2, 2016

      ? Here, receive your LASTMA vest with grace

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  7. Chizzie
    November 2, 2016

    I really like how this was written, very diplomatic and a great way to kick off conversation on an issue, not the one sided garbage that is posted here sometimes.

    I think the major problem isn’t Bobrisky, but a phenomenon I’ve rightly coined the “Delle Phenomenon”.

    What exactly is the Delle Phenomenon? take out your notepads people : In simple terms it’s when a group or an individual accustomed to rejection and craving acceptance is quick to reject anything that bares semblance or is contradictory to the ideologies of said group or person.

    It’s partly why I’ve been so irked and irritated by Delle who the phenomenon is named after. Here’s someone who crazes acceptance and has had and continues to have his fair share of rejection, both within and without the LGBT community, but who is so quick to shut down and reject anything that relates to his struggles or does not agree with his ideologies. We’ve seen it (consecutively ) with Bobrisky and MGM

    The harshest critics of Bobrisky have been gay ppl, who should know better seeing as we have constantly come under unreasonable criticism.

    Ultimately it’s our responsibility to educate not just Bobrisky, but ourselves and any member of the LGBT who is brave enough to go mainstream in Nigeria.

    I believe Bobrisky more than ever is the closest thing to igniting a revolution right now if properly guided. He’s done way more than aunty Bisi and Co who have all fled to the comfort of first world countries, while the rest of us are left here to suffer. So let’s break away from the shackles of the Delle Phenomenon

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    • Pink Panther
      November 2, 2016

      Careful, Chizzie. You start out preaching against being judgmental and your judgement begins to leak out at the end of your sermon. Whether in the comfy first world country or right here at home, everyone doing what they’re doing in support of the LGBT ought to be lauded, not sneered at.

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    • Mandy
      November 2, 2016

      Bobrisky has done way more than Bisi and Co? ???? You’ve got jokes, Chizzie

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    • Delle
      November 2, 2016

      Delle Phenomenon ??????
      This is glorifying.

      You must know a lot about me to have conjured up such.

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  8. Dennis Macaulay
    November 2, 2016

    Chizzie

    I read your comment with some amusement. You raised some valid points many of whom I do agree with, but the message that you preach (while true) is laughable for the most part coming from you. You have in very colorful language discriminated against Trans men and women, you have openly denigrated them on this blog. You have also not spared bisexuals from your venom, you have also described a few dark skinned people as having a “dirty complexion”.

    Your comment on Bisi Alimi and co doesn’t even deserve a response because it reeks of ignorance of the highest order, you clearly don’t know the work that Bisi does for LGBT and HIV positive persons on the continent so I will let that slide.

    How you criticize an issue and then go on to commit the same offence all in one comment is baffling, but by all means carry on. You need to internalize some of your message!

    Regards

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    • Chizzie
      November 2, 2016

      OK.

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  9. Tee
    November 2, 2016

    Well interesting piece but doesn’t change my view about that guy.

    On the other hand,Oga DM please can you just name the moral Lords asking for your preeq pishure?

    Asking for a friend.

    kind regards.

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 2, 2016

      May aproko not kill you ???

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  10. Kennedy
    November 2, 2016

    Y we try to solve a “problem” called bobrisky…. How come dis blog is yt to write anytin abt d missing Kessy boy?! *just saying shaa*

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 2, 2016

      Kennedy what is keeping you from writing about the missing boy yourself and sending same to us?

      Nobody is specially appointed an activist, we should all lookout for each other.

      Regards

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      • Kennedy
        November 2, 2016

        Regards Dennis… Hope u good.

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  11. ambivalentone
    November 2, 2016

    On a lighter note, I have been humming Sound of Music’s ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria’. Has this anything to do with it(

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 2, 2016

      Idiot ???

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  12. Pankar
    November 4, 2016

    Nice focus@ piece

    Alder is shameless and on a high horse, as are many other comments here – on their high horses. Not just at judging bobrisky’s representation negatively (like Alder) but at their cheesy suggestions of how to make him a better ‘celebrity’ like they were the ones that brought him to this stage of celebrating in the first.

    Dont guide Bobrisky, dont be bothered at how he ll become a better celebrity, or what kind he’ll become. Don’t worry at his grammar or communication style!. Don’t mourn more than the bereaved. Just, don’t!

    The only debt good states men and great ‘country people’ owe is respect for the laws which I’m sure is reason why Bobrisky stood against the anti gay bill in public, yet had the courage to apologise to us – because its a ‘crime’

    Creativity is a pretence, this is who Bobrisky has decided to pretend to become and yes, fan him (meaning: be his fan) but dont pretend you know the kind of ‘celebrity’ he had decided to pretend to be, afterall, he has given some blue prints, copy it and take it one step up!

    “However my only concern is that he may not be equipped to deal with the spotlight. I would advise that he consider getting a strong team who will help him prepare for these interviews and press events and help him use his new found voice appropriately, as it really takes a village to make a celebrity”

    (Great observation but.. Err let him handle that after all the only empire to maim is the one he built)

    “I believe Bobrisky more than ever is the closest thing to igniting a revolution right now if properly guided…”

    (Revolution?? Is it even part of his blue print?)

    “Oh heavens!, his grammar, his thinking, its just low!”
    (Yeah but we all ‘get’ him)

    If cross dressing is a huge part of the gay society then this guy is really doing a great job, not directly as a gay man though. But then cross dressing is still criminal in Nigeria, yes? Let’s hope they dont come for him soon.

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