Femi Adebayo was attacked because we awarded Bobrisky ‘Best Dressed Female’ – Filmmaker, Eniola Ajao

Nollywood actress and producer, Eniola Ajao has responded to questions raised regarding the decision to crown drag queen, Bobrisky as the “Best Dressed Female” at the premiere of her movie, ‘Ajakaju’.

Speaking in a recent interview with Arise TV, Ajao clarified that it was meant to be a funny PR stunt for the movie but it seemed to have been blown above board.

Femi Adebayo was attacked because he awarded Bobrisky ‘Best Dressed Female’ - Filmmaker, Eniola Ajao

The filmmaker said the intention was for people to talk about the film, and that was achieved but fans started attacking actor, Femi Adebayo online for presenting the award to the celebrity crossdresser, even though he was not one of the judges.

She explained; “It was all jokes. We just want to have fun. We want people to talk about the movie. My team and I decided that it needed to be in the faces of people. So we decided to give the Best Dressed Female award to Bobrisky since he has always been a very controversial person.

“At the end of the day, people started talking about it but some people are not happy. They started calling out Femi Adebayo who presented the award. He just presented it, it wasn’t his idea, he was not part of the judges. Nigerians shouldn’t slam him, please.”

In related news…

Nollywood actresses, Toyin Abraham and Dayo Amusa have condemned the presentation of the ‘Best Dressed Female’ award to crossdresser Idris “Bobrisky” Okuneye at a movie premiere.

Amusa expressed disappointment and stated that giving such award to a crossdresser is a form of disrespect to women at the event and in general.

Abraham could not hold back shock as she questioned if the judges were not in the right mental state to have crowned Bobrisky the winner. One of the videos from the event captured her looking stunned while jokingly threatened to punch Bobrisky, who was seen bragging and responding to Toyin.

The actress who spoke in Yoruba, said in part; “Bobrisky, best-dressed female, if I give you an uppercut. Are you guys mad that Bobrisky is winning Best Female? Are you mad? Well, you will give me part of the money.”

On her part, Amusa said; “I was at a colleague of mine premiere yesterday, they said the best dressers are to be picked; one female and one male best dresser. Don’t get me wrong, the winner could be anyone but definitely not a crossdresser. I mean, what’s wrong with us? I don’t understand it.

“I cannot imagine the judges disrespecting every woman that was there. You had to pick a winner, a female best dressed and a male best dressed and you watered the efforts of all the women at the event by giving the best dressed female to a crossdresser. I don’t understand, what is wrong with us?

“If you feel you want to honour crossdressers, you should have created their own category instead of disrespecting women by giving a crossdresser the best dressed female award.”