Top 10 Cross Dressers In Nigeria, their Biographies & Net-worth

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Cross-dressing is steadily becoming prominent in Nigeria, although not yet generally accepted, some have found a way to make a name for themselves in the entertainment industry.

Dockaysworld, reviews the lifestyle, biography, and net worth of the top transvestites in Nigeria as of 2024.

List Of Top 10 Cross Dressers In Nigeria:

  • 1. Bobrisky
  • 2. James Brown
  • 3. Jay Boogie
  • 4. Buchi Alexandra (Devah)
  • 5. Jay Bugatti
  • 6. Jefferson Ndoma (Jeffina Lewinsky)
  • 7. Johntel Peter’s (Jp blush)
  • 8. Bryan Nwakoro (Ja ama
  • 9. Tobi The Creator
  • 10. Onyx Godwin

1. Bobrisky

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Idris Okuneye (Bobrisky)

Idris Okuneye Olarenwaju AKA Bobrisky is a Nigerian crossdresser who gained fame in 2016 for their controversial lavish lifestyle and feminine mode of dressing.

With a net worth of over $1 Million, Bobrisky is unarguably the richest cross-dresser in Nigeria currently.

Bobrisky might not have been the first transvestite in Nigeria, but he is certainly the most popular. He has also been featured in several Nollywood movies like Ojuloge Obirin.

Profile Summary

Full Name Idris Okuneye Olarenwaju
Nickname Bobrisky
Age 31 years
Gender Female (Transgender)
Date of Birth  Born August 31, 1991
Place of Birth Ebute Metta, Lagos
Nationality  Nigerian
Profession Social media Influncer
Social Media Handle (Facebook) @bobriskyblog
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @Bobrisky222
Estimated Net Worth > 1 Million USD

2. James Brown

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James Chukwueze (James Brown)

James Chukwueze Obialor popularly known as James Brown is the second richest crossdresser in Nigeria with a net worth of over $250,000.

He caught the attention of Nigerians after he was arrested alongside 46 other men at an alleged gay party in Kelly Ann Hotel at Egbeda, Lagos state.

James Brown spent one month at the Ikoyi correctional facility for a case that the court later dismissed.

The viral video he released afterward denying the allegations where he saidthey did not caught mewas what made him gain mainstream attention.

The 23-year-old also shadowed Bobrisky as a protege for a while before the two fell out.

Since then, James Brown AKA the ‘Princess of Africa’ has made quite the name for himself as an internet sensation, dancer, content creator, and brand influencer.

However, like most cross-dressers in Nigeria, James Brown’s growing popularity comes from social media controversies and catfights with Bobrisky.

Profile Summary

Full Name James Chukwueze Obialor
Nickname James Brown
Age 23 years
Gender Male
Date of Birth  Born February 22, 1999
Place of Birth Lagos
Nationality  Nigerian
Profession Media Influncer, Dancer, Actor
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @wf_jamesbrown
Social Media Handle (Twitter) @wf_jamesbrown
Estimated Net Worth  > 250,000 thousand USD

3. Jay Boogie (Daniel Anthony)

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Daniel Anthony (Jay Boogie)

Daniel Anthony Nsikan alias Jay Boogie became famous for sharing his pictures in 2020 and has consistently trended on social media since then.

What makes Jay boogie stand out from other ‘drag queens’ is his uncanny resemblance to a woman and his feminine features which have left a lot of people confused as to his real gender.

Anthony has claimed that he is now a full transgender woman, this however lacks any legal evidence.

In November 2023, Jay suffered a near-death experience after coming down with acute kidney failure following a botched Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery attempt.

The 24 year old Port Harcourt born is a dancer, model, and founder of JaySecrets, his beauty consultancy business where he sells beauty products.

Jay has amassed over 175,000 thousand followers on Instagram from sharing photos, videos, and beauty tips.

Profile Summary

Full Name Daniel Anthony Nsikan
Nickname Jay Boogie
Age 24 years
Gender Female (Transgender)
Date of Birth  Born June 25, 1998
Place of Birth Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Nationality  Nigeria
Profession Dancer, Model
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @jay_boogie_
Social Media Handle (Snapchat) jayboogie366
Estimated Net Worth > 200,000 Thousand USD

4. Buchi Alexandra

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Buchi Alexandra (Deevah)

Buchi Alexandra or Deevah as they’re known by friends and supporters, was originally born a man but says they fully transitioned to female four years ago.

Although there are no legal claims to back this up.

They are a Gay LGBT trans activist and advocate, Linguist, fashion model, Instagram brand influencer, and content creator.

Buchi Alexandra was a contestant in the Miss Trans Global Pageant 2020 where they made it to top 10.

Deevah is a transgender activist and model who represented Nigeria in several transgender fashion competitions. Deevaaah also promotes the dresses of some female clothing lines in Nigeria.

Profile Summary

Full Name Buchi Alexandra
Nickname Deevaaah
Age ***
Gender Female (Transgender)
Date of Birth  Born September 6
Place of Birth South-East, Igbo
Nationality  Nigerian
Profession Model, Writter, Media Personality,
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @dee_vaaah
Social Media Handle (Tiktok) @deevaaah
Estimated Net Worth  > 100,000 Thousand USD

5. Jay Bugatti

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Chimdi Iche (Jay Bugatti)

Chimdi Iche AKA Jay Bugatti is a social media sensation and makeup artist who, like every other crossdresser in Nigeria, wants to be like Bobrisky.

Bugatti was often referred to as Bobrisky’s brother, but said he didn’t want to be addressed as that.

He posts his pictures on Instagram dorning feminine apparel and documenting his lifestyle.

During his early days, Jay bugatti declared that he was born a boy but he would be getting surgery to change his sex to a woman. This was after his partner approved for him to get the procedure done.

Jay later took to his Instagram to share pictures of himself after the surgery had been done.

Profile Summary

Full Name Chimdi Iche
Nickname Jay Bugatti
Age ** years
Gender Female
Date of Birth  Born April 20, **
Place of Birth South East, Igbo
Nationality  Nigerian
Profession Media Inflencer, MUA
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @jay_bugatti_
Social Media Handle (Snapchat) **
Estimated Net Worth  > 50,000 thousand USD

6. Jefferson Ndoma

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Jefferson Ndoma (Jeffina Lewinsky)

Jefferson Ndoma or Jeffina Lewinsky like the other crossdressers on this list, also got his fame by posting pictures of himself presenting as a woman online.

Early this year, a 17 year old Jeff caused mixed reactions on social media, after he shared slides of himself transitioning from a regular male to a transvestite while in the university.

Jeff disclosed that he got into crossdressing after gaining admission into the University of Calabar as a 17 year old boy.

The first part of the slideshow he had shared on his TiKTok handle read, “The 17-year-old son my parents sent to the university”. While the second part read, “Me at the university of Calabar”.

But, a lot of users on the app were offended and disappointed with Jeff’s decision to become a ‘drag artist’ and berated him.

However, this hasn’t stopped Jeffina from living his truth, especially on Instagram, where he models and influences for several brands.

Profile Summary

Full Name Jefferson Ndoma
Nickname  Jeffina Lewinsky
Age 17 years
Gender Female
Date of Birth  Born January 27, 2005
Place of Birth Calabar, Cross Rivers
Nationality  Nigeria
Profession MUA, Model, Influencer
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @jeffina.lewinsky
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @jeffina.lewinsky
Estimated Net Worth  > 10,000 USD

7. Johntel Peters

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Johntel Peters (Jp Blush)

Johntel Peters popularly known as JP Blush is a straight Nigerian man who just loves playing dress up so much and wearing durag, that he got into crossdressing.

Johntel or The Black Barbie as he is called, can act feminine on cue and made a name for himself modeling regularly for Tiannah’s Place Empire CEO Toyin Lawani.

He works for Toyin Lawani as a lead choreographer for Tiannah’s Dance Studio and as a model who wears some of her designs.

Besides modeling, jpblush is also a professional dancer, actor, brand influencer, music producer and fashion and hairstylist.

Johntel doesn’t seem to care much about the other crossdressers and is instead focused on his craft.

Profile Summary

Full Name Johntel Peters
Nickname JP Blush
Age ** years
Gender Male
Date of Birth  Born ***
Place of Birth Lagos
Nationality  Nigeria
Profession Actor, Dancer, Model
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @jpblush
Social Media Handle (Twitter) @jpblush
Estimated Net Worth  > 10,000 thousand USD

8. Bryan Nwakoro

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Bryan Nwakoro (Ja ama)

Bryan Nwakoro aka Ja ama is one of the top cross dresser in Nigeria who told concerned the public that he wasn’t homosexual or gay.

He said that he was cheated by nature, but he had undone that by becoming a transsexual and the heavens were rejoicing over it.

Nwakoro maintained that he was transgender, which meant that he is no longer a man, but now a woman, although there is no proof to back this up.

Bryan during his debut in 2020 into the crossdressing industry said;

I had been that soft advocate in the past, but this time it won’t be “Glory Glory” nor “Pity Pity” I am here to snatch crowns, right wrongs and create a new path.

Bobrisky in his usual manner didn’t waste time to rebuke Bryan Nwakoro by saying that no other cross dresser in Nigeria would take his crown as number one until he retired.

Profile Summary

Full Name Bryan Nwakoro
Nickname Ja ama
Age ** years
Gender Female (Transgender)
Date of Birth  Born ***
Place of Birth Lagos
Nationality  Nigeria
Profession Social Media Influencer
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @ja_ama_
Social Media Handle (Twitter) @ja_ama_
Estimated Net Worth  > 10,000 USD

9. Tobi The Creator

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Ogbolu Ifeanyi Tobi (Tobi the Creator)

Ogbolu Ifeanyi Tobi or Tobi the Creator as he is popularly known is a content creator, actor, influencer, and one of the numerous crossdresser.

He became popular after his friend James Brown was arrested on allegations of being gay in 2018.

Following his release, James introduced Tobi as his best friend and sister.

Over the years, Tobi the Creator has made quite a name for himself in the crossdressing industry, and is a friend to Denrele Edun as well.

Tobi has bagged so many awards from creating content, influencing, and fashion. He got featured in Fashion shows, award nights, and worked in notable films like the Ghost and Tout. He has also worked alongside Jim Iyke and Toyin Abraham.

James Brown and Tobi went viral for being sensations at this year’s Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Profile Summary

Full Name Ogbolu Ifeanyi Tobi
Nickname Tobi the Creator
Age *** years
Gender Male
Date of Birth  Born **
Place of Birth Lagos
Nationality  Nigerian
Profession Social Media Influencer
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @tobithecreator_1
Social Media Handle (Twitter) @tobithecreator_
Estimated Net Worth  > 30,000 Thousand USD

10. Onyx Godwin

Onyx Godwin
Onyx Godwin

Onyx Godwin is a makeup artist, blogger, and freelance writer. He made his way into becoming one of the top cross dressers in Nigeria by affiliating with celebrities and attending numerous Lagos Fashion events.

Godwin has over 9,000 followers on Instagram and became popular after he took pictures with popular blogger Linda Ikeji, captioning the picture “Linda’s first son“. He received passes to attend all her events and to her house in Banana Island as well.

Onyx Godwin once created some buzz on the Internet when he shared pictures that showed the imprint of his male genitalia, while putting on makeup. Nigerians who were appalled by the pictures, didn’t waste time to drag him for it.

Profile Summary

Full Name Onyx Godwin Ogaga
Nickname ****
Age *** years
Gender Non Binary
Date of Birth  Born ****
Place of Birth *****
Nationality  Nigeria
Profession Model, Social Media Influencer
Social Media Handle (Instagram) @OnyxGodwin
Social Media Handle (Twitter) @OnyxGodwin
Estimated Net Worth  > 10,000 thousand USD

Who was the first cross dresser in Nigeria?

The first cross-dresser in Nigeria was a man named Area Scatter in the 1970s, his real name was Uzoma Odimara.

Uzoma was a civil servant and dressed like a woman with braided hair, earrings, and cat walked the streets of Imo.

He was a musician who got invited to parties and events to perform. He also appeared on TV many times.

Watch video below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGRQmZv2O6Y

Who is the most famous cross-dresser in Nigeria?

Idris Okuneye Olarenwaju AKA Bobriksy is the most famous cross-dresser in Nigeria.

He became popular in 2016 for bringing crossdressing on Nigerian social media platforms, and has since then inspired other transvestites like James Brown to follow in his footsteps.

Who is the richest cross dresser in Nigeria?

Presently, Bobrisky is the richest known crossdresser in Nigeria. They have more influence, endorsements, and reach, than all the other ‘Drag Queens’ in Nigeria on this list.

Is cross-dressing legal in Nigeria?

As of 2023, cross dressing in nigeria is not illegal or a criminal activity despite moves by a member of the house of representativers to prohibt the act.

The Nigerian constitution does not currently ascribe in its sections, any punishment for cross dressers.

On April 5th 2022, Umar Muda Lawal, a member of the house of representative intoduced a bill to prohibit cross dressing in nigeria with a 6 year jail term or a fine of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000) as punishment for anyone who is convicted of the act.

The bill however suffered a setback as the Mr Muda Lawal was asked to step down by the deputy speaker due to the lack of a substantial convincing aurgument.

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