Self-acclaimed “African drag queen extraordinaire” Jide Salami has opened up on growing up as a drag queen in the conventional Nigerian society.
Salami who now identifies himself as “Son of a Tutu” in a video available on BBC that he was born in the UK by Muslim father and Christian mother, who began practising after they relocated to Nigeria.
He said he discovered himself as a drag queen at the age of seven.
The transvestite said that the first time his father caught him acting like a drag queen and entertaining neighbours, he was thoroughly battered and warned never to go back to it.
But, upon completing the compulsory National Youth Service Corps programme in Nigeria, he moved back to the United State and began a career in the financial sector.
‘Son of a Tutu’ said he later relocated to London where he rediscovered himself.
See video below:
‘I have a dream that one day I will perform at Gay Pride in Nigeria’
— BBC Stories (@bbcstories) September 9, 2018