Denrele Edun

Denrele Edun is a popular Nigerian celebrity known for his eccentric fashion style and personality.

Denrele, whose full name is Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun, was born on 13 June, 1983 in Hamburg, Germany to the home of a Yoruba father and an Indian-Mauritius mum. Denrele is the only son of his parents and has two sisters. He grew up in his place of birth and relocated to Nigeria at the age of five. His early academic years were spent at St Gregory’s College, Ikoyi and the the University of Lagos, where he studied English Education.


Denrele Edun began his TV career as an actor at age eleven, when he acted the role of a presenter/producer on Kiddievision 101 on NTA Network. As an undergraduate student of the Lagos State University, Denrele started modelling. Upon his graduation, he hooked a job as a television presenter with Sound city before he was forced out and he moved on to become one of Channel O’s VJs.

Denrele has met a handful of international celebrities in his line of duty. These includes people like Akon, Beyoncé Knowles, Tyler Perry, Lil’ Kim, Snoop Dogg, Cuba Gooding, Amerie, and Lloyd, all of whom he interviewed. Edun’s mastery of his art has won him 16 awards and over 30 nominations.

Though involved with many other engagements, Denrele Edun’s love for acting has not been completely kept aside. In 2014, he starred in the Nollywood movie Make a Move and in January 2016, he was part of a cast on the set of upcoming campaign movie, Peppersoup.


The Nigerian entertainer, Denrele Edun, has been the source of quite a few controversies. One of which is the question of his sexuality. Perhaps, due to his feminine and flamboyant nature in addition to many suggestive pictures of himself and his male companions which he shares on social media, a lot of people have wondered if he is indeed homosexual.

He once talked about the gay rumours trailing him in an interview and without making any effort to dismiss the claims, he simply said,

“I think people believe what they want to believe. You know, this can be a mystery. If people keep pondering on it, it will remain a mystery. If I give the answer now, una no go dey wonder about anything. Make una dey ponder dey go”. 

However, a celebrity Psychiatrist, Maymunah Kadiri, who worked with him on the set of movie in January, 2016, disclosed that the eccentric media personality is neither gay nor suffering from a mental condition. Her words:

“Denrele is a handsome young man who is very intelligent and passionate about his career. All you see is his prolific way of standing out of the crowd because he is destined to be ‪‎unique. Socially, he neither drinks alcohol nor smoke any psychoactive substances… and also he is NOT Gay. So ‪‎keep calm and stop drinking phensic for his headache”.


Denrele broke the internet when he came with the gist that he was getting married in 2014. Most people believed that the news was just one of his publicity stunts, even as some others wondered who the young man was set to wed. However, in April 2016, the entertainer said his wedding plans was not a trick and revealed that he still has plans to settle down when the time is right.