Transgender, like any other sexual orientation– is strictly abhorred in Africa. That notwithstanding, some ‘daring’ individuals are embracing modernity to defy all odds to publicly show the community the real identity.
In this write-up, we’ll inform you about three Nigerian men who became transgenders.
Stephanie Adaralegbe aka Stephanie Rose
A Nigerian Transgender Stephanie Rose, formerly Dapo Adaralegbe is the Son of a Professor at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and former student of the same university.
Dapo reportedly dropped out from the Obafemi Awolowo University over mounting pressures from the school authorities over his conflicting sexual identity. He later moved to Netherland where he underwent surgery to become a woman and live her dreams.
According to Wikipedia: Miss Sahara is a British Nigerian beauty queen, fashion model, singer/songwriter, and a human rights advocate. She is known for representing Nigeria in international beauty pageants to draw attention to the plights of LGBTQI+ people in Africa. In 2011, she became the first Nigerian trans woman to come out publicly on the international press during the Miss International Queen beauty pageant in Pattaya, On 19 July 2014, she was crowned the first-ever Super Sireyna Worldwide in Manila, Philippines. Making her the first black trans woman to be crowned winner in an international beauty competition.
Bobrisky is unarguably the most famous person as far as this list is concerned. At a point in time, he started his transition into feminism by becoming a cross-dresser. A Cross-Dresser is basically a person who sometimes wears clothes usually associated with the opposite sex, as a form of self-expression; usually a heterosexual (= not gay) man who sometimes wears women’s clothes, make-up, jewelry, etc. In December, the social media sensation informed her fans that she has finally undergone surgery to remove her manhood in place of a woman’s version to complete her transition.