Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun popularly known as Denrele is a Nigerian television host, actor and crossdresser known for his eccentric fashion style and personality.
In this article, we talk about the fashionista and cross-dressing celebrity, Denrele Edun. We will also answer the burning question on the mind of Nigerians, “Is he gay?”.
Denrele Edun: Biography
Denrele was born on June 3rd 1981 in Hamburg, Germany to a Yoruba father and Indian-Mauritian mother. He is the only son of his parents but has 2 sisters. Denrele grew up in Germany but came to Nigeria when he was 5 years old. He attended St Gregory’s College, Ikoyi and obtained a degree in English education from the University of Lagos.
Denrele began his Tv career at the age of 11 when he played a presenter on the NTA Network show, Kiddievision 101. He started modelling while at the University of Lagos and later served as a choreographer and dancer for some celebrities. He was the lead dancer in the Iroko band, managed by filmmaker Dr Ola Balogun. Later, he worked as a backup dancer for Lexydoo, Ruggedman, Jazzman Olofin, 2 Shotz, Lady Di and others.
His major career success began after his graduation from UNILAG when he landed a job at the sound city as a television presenter. He later moved on to become one of channel o’s VJs.
His career has had him conducting interviews with international celebrities including Akon, Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Snoop Dogg, and many more.
He has won many awards for his competence including Dynamix awards’ Best Youth Tv Personality, the Future Awards’ Best Producer, Nigeria entertainment awards’ Best Tv Personality and more.
Denrele has starred in Nollywood movies such as” Make a Move” alongside A-list celebrities like 2face Idibia, Omawunmi and some top Nollywood actors. He was also the host of the premiere of the movie “Hoodrush”.
Denrele Edun | Is he Gay?
Denrele has not come forward about his sexuality despite the controversies on social media as to whether he is gay or not. He prefers to keep it a mystery. However, during an interview, he admitted to being in a relationship with a man once for experimental purposes and he describes it as the worst decision of his life. He said he would never be caught in that sought of situation again. Furthermore, a celebrity psychiatrist who worked closely with Denrele on a movie set has said he is not gay.
Denrele also admitted to having a secret intimate relationship with the ex-big brother housemate and late music star, Goldie while she was married.
Denrele revealed how he struggled at first in his career due to his cross-dressing fashion sense. He was rejected many times and received a lot of insults even to his face. He did not let any of that stop him from pursuing his goals. Today, he is one of the most successful media personalities in the country with a net worth of about $1million.