Denrele Edun and his Eccentric hair
If you are a Nigerian youth and you don’t know Master Adenrenle Edun popularly known as Denrele, then you need to go and buy a TV, because its only if you don’t own one, that you can claim you’ve never seen nor do you know Denrele.
Born Adenrele Olufemi Edun, but popularly known mononymously as Denrele (born 13 June 1983 [30 Years Old] ), is a Nigerian TV presenter for Channel O.
Denrele was born in Hamburg, Germany, to a Yoruba father and an Indian-Mauritius mother (I like the combination :-D). He is the only son and has two sisters. He grew up in Germany and came to Nigeria when he was five where he attended St Gregory’s College, Ikoyi and the University of Lagos.
What has made him different from his colleagues in his field, his is ‘special’, ‘personal’, ‘funky’ and ‘punk’ idea of fashion. He rocks big high heel shoes 😯 Makes his hair-do, a crazy hair-do to be precise, talks very fast like a woman and sometimes mixes his clothes when choosing what to wear.
As I child, I first knew Denrele when he was hosting red carpets for Soundcity at musical events and my mum described him then as “a man from another planet”
He’s style is an inspiration personally to me, as an aspiring entertainment personality, I love his way of putting questions to guest, he’s quick wit of understanding and so much more adds a special spice to his presenting. (I don’t do the high heels and hairdo sha)
Now, If you want to try and phantom why mr Denrele Edun is so different from the rational Nigerian, don’t get too deep in the thought as it might be harmful. Lol. Firstly,
He lives his life to the fullest: Denrele Edun is a bro that doesn’t look on others when he’s about to do something, so he does his things naturally, if he wears a cloth, checks his mirror, see’s he looks nice, you can say no, because he loves who he his and tries to live his life without minding external notions.
He’s Tripple-Nationalized: as I said earlier, Denrele was born to a Nigerian and Indian-Mauritius Couple, wait, that’s 3 countries now? Yes, 3. So imagine such a person, 3 different continents made one man, he’s got to be different from me and you.
Growing up amongest females: I also think the fact master Denrele grew up among 2 sisters, (who might have been funky and fashion freaks too) he got the affection for quality and personal taste.
Denrele Edun at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards recently in South Africa
At some point in his life, Denrele was was expelled from his church because the congregation was against his style of choosing clothes to wear. If you don’t know, Denrele has interviewed the likes of Akon,
Beyoncé Knowles, Tyler Perry, Lil’ Kim, Snoop
Dogg, Cuba Gooding, Amerie, and LLoyd. Edun
hosted the movie premier of Hoodrush. Denrele
has been credited for being behind the success of
Big Brother Amplified Winner Karen Igho.
Denrele has won 21 awards and over 34 nominations
in his career. He has previously worked with
SoundCity before he was forced out and he moved
on to become one of Channel O’s VJs. To add to his cabinet of Success, he is a cast of one of Nigerias fast rising movie, Finding Love, which was released recently.
So the Big Question is, even thous he’s got that vibe and flavour in him, I don’t know how he can wear heavy wedged shoes, I mean it stops hiss running now 🙂 My people, do you give him a thumbs up or down for his personal style?
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Denrele is 2nd from right.