Popular socialite, Bobrisky has disclosed that he was once deported from Dubai because his face didn’t match the one on his passport.
He narrated the encounter that led to his deportation and stated that it was even for a trivial matter.
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He recounted the event on Toke Makinwa’s podcast, ‘Tok Moment‘ and narrated how he had flown first class in all his glamour only to be turned back.
He said that his appearance didnt match his passport because he was on heavy make up and upon identification he was denied access because UAE’s Islamic laws forbade crossdressing.
In his words;
“The last time I went to Dubai, I was sent back to Nigeria. I have been to there so many times. But that one was their prayer, I think one of their special days. It happened to be on Friday, they go to the mosque. They are holy so extra on that day. When I got there, the camera did not accept my face. You know me na, I was on makeup, I want to brag first class, I want to talk ‘oh! guys, I’ve been to Dubai. Your mummy is in first class’.
So, I got to the Immigration where you are going to do everything. They saw my passport, they looked at my face. They said ‘face camera’. And I faced the camera. It rejected my face several times. They [Immigration officers] said ‘are you sure you’re the same person?’ And I said ‘yes’.
The man looked at me, he said ‘Idris, you are a Muslim?’. I said ‘yes’. He looked at my passport. He was confused.