Who Is Denola Grey and Is He Gay?

Denola Grey (Born Adenola Adepetun on 13 August 1990; Age; 32) is a Nigerian established actor, fashion blogger & consultant, influencer, media personality, presenter, and author. He is most famous for his roles in Day of Destiny (2021), The Bling Lagosians (2019), and Castle & Castle (2018). In his private life, Denola supports homosexuals but has not identified himself as gay. 

Denola is an intuitive and magnetic entertainer whose unique skills keep at the top of his career. He has hosted for EbonyLife TV, wrote a book called Moonseeker, worked in the US, and also models for Orange Color fashion. Read through to find every truth about him and why he is being associated with the LGBTQ community.

 Summary of Denola Grey’s Biography

  • Full name: Adenola “Denola” Adepetun
  • Nickname: Denny Boy, Dens, Denosco
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 13 August 1990
  • Denola Grey’s Age: 32 years old
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Nationality: Nigerian-British
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Denola Grey’s Parents: Dr. Bayo Adepetun (Father) and Mrs. Temilola Adepetun (mother)
  • Siblings: 2 brothers (Adedamola Adepetun and Ademide Adepetun)
  • Denola Grey’s Height in Inches:  5 feet 10 inches
  • His Height in Centimetres: 177.8 cm
  • Denola Grey’s Net worth: Estimated at $500,000
  • Famous For: Acting, Model, Influencer, Presenter, Author,
  • Denola Grey’s Instagram: @denolagrey
  • Twitter: @DenolaGrey
  • Facebook: Denola Grey
  • Education: Green Spring Schools, Lagos. Oxbridge Tutorial College London. Baylor University Texas- Hankamer School of Business.

Where is Denola Grey From?

Denola Grey hails from Ogun State in the southwestern part of Nigeria and is also a British Citizen. He was born Adenola Adepetun in one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, Lagos State, on 13 August 1990.

The actor has lived in different parts of the world, including London and New York where he attended different schools. He had his education at Green Spring Schools, Lagos. After that, he spent a year at Oxbridge Tutorial College, London. From 2008 to 2012, Denola went to Baylor University Texas- Hankamer School of Business in the United States.

Is Denola Grey Mixed Race?

The 32 years old actor has not openly identified with any race apart from Africa. However, his mother is presumably of mixed race. This speculation is based on her skin color and some of her physical features.

While he has neither accepted nor refuted the claim that his mother could be mixed, there is a popular opinion on the internet that he may be associated with another race.

His light skin has brought debates on the internet. While some people suggest that he may have bleached his skin, others are strongly opposing the claim. Judging from an image of him while he was a toddler, his skin was obviously light. As such, there is a high tendency that his current complextion is natural.

More into why there are suggestions that Grey may not be entirely a Nigerian is due to his distant British accent. As earlier mentioned, the actor is a British citizen and also lived in UK and US.

Who Are Denola Grey’s Parents and Siblings 

Denola Grey comes from a well-to-do, closely knitted family of 5 made up of his parents and 2 brothers. His parents are Dr. Bayo Adepetun and Temilola Adepetun. The actor’s father, Dr. Bayo, is a medical doctor. He is also the founder of an audio studio called Midivision. With the same studio, Denola’s father serves as a creative consultant, head of production, and music composer.

The sound company has worked on several blockbuster Nollywood movies such as The Wedding Party, King of Boys, The Man of God, Superstar, and Castle & Castle.

Denola’s mother, Temilola is also well-established. She is the founder of SKLDintegrated Services LTD. which was initially known as School Kits. Through the business outlet, she deals on large shopping retail services of all required school items and equipment.

Shifting the focus on his siblings, Denola has 2 brothers – an older sibling and a younger one. His older brother, Adedamola “Demola” Adepetun, is the eldest of the 3 brothers. He attended Adesoye College Offa from 1999-2005 and then headed to Baylor University from 2006-2010 for a BBA in Marketing.

Denola’s younger brother is Ademide “Demz” Adepetun. He is a philanthropist and graduate of Northeastern University where he studied Business Administration and Management from 2015-2019. He also attended Massachusetts College of Arts and Design from 2018-2021.

Grey is the most famous person in his family. However, his younger brother, Ademide, has also modeled. Together, they featured as models in Orange Culture’s “My Brother”.

Everything to Know About Denola’s Career 

Denola Grey Began His Career as a Fashion and Social Media Intern

In 2008, Denola started to rise on the professional ladder right from the bottom as an intern with CMC. He has interned with several other companies such as Fruition Image Consulting and PR Consulting from 2010-2012 under the facilities’ fashion and organizational units.

By 2013, he narrowed it down to becoming a social media intern with Walter Baker in the United States before returning to Nigeria. The same year, he headed for his compulsory National Youth Service year. He worked with ALARA Lagos immediately after.

His entrance into Nigeria had Denola Grey creating a fashion blog which was mostly supposed to ward off people from asking about his occupation. Incidentally, his blog and social media presence paid off and has turned into thriving enterprises.

He Has a Thriving Hosting, Modeling, and Writing Career

Having started off quite well, Grey’s need to expand led to his taking a leap into TV hosting. He hosted the Fashion For Men with Denola Grey on EbonyLife TV Studios. This became his first major break in the entertainment and fashion industries.

With time, he worked with Orange Colour fashion for unisex wear and signed an endorsement deal with Fayrouz.

With respect to being a writer and author, he announced in July 2021 that he had written a book titled Moonseeker. The book is a children’s fiction that was produced in partnership with Akiddie. Prior to the book, the fashion enthusiast wrote for a leading Nigerian newspaper, The Guardian Nigeria, on a fashion episode.

His Acting Career

Working with the Ebony Life TV CEO, Mo Abudu, may have been Denola Grey’s breakthrough into Nollywood. He was invited to join the crew for a series called Castle & Castle in 2018.

The series is known to be Africa’s first legal series. He played the role of Benjamin Castle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Castle (played by Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Egbuson-Akande). Other actors in the series are Ade Laoye, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Deyemi Okanlawon, and a host of others.

Following his debut in Nollywood in 2018, Denola Grey has acted in several other blockbuster movies such as:

  • Day of Destiny (2021)
  • Lay Your Head on Me (2020)
  • The Bling Lagosians (2019)

Is Denola Grey Gay?

The 32-year-old fashionista cum actor has not identified as gay but has been labeled one on the internet. His being called homosexual is a result of his physique and acting which is often labeled to be “feminine-like”.

He was often described as a woman/female right from when he was very young. It has been revealed that he was even nicknamed “Barbie” in secondary school and has equally received backlash over his identity.

Earlier, he was disturbed about being associated with females but learned to accept himself over time. He has also chosen to take that he is partly a woman and so must not be made to feel weak about it.

Despite the fact that he has not opened up about his sexuality, internet users have accused him of using support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) community to shield his true identity.

An example of when he threw his weight behind the LGBTQ community is when he took a stand with the gay rapper, Lil Nas X. He supported Lil Nas for being the hope of other younger people who may be dealing with how to come out with their true identities.

Who is Denola Gray Dating?

Denola keeps his dating life private. Yet, he has been linked to Adebayo Oke Lawal, a Nigerian fashion designer, and owner of Orange Culture.

Speculations as to a possible relationship between the duo started after photos of them posing at very close range surfaced on the internet. The fashion stylists have not made relevant responses to the accusations. 

Moreso, Denola has joked about dating American actor Brad Pitt. He made the joke in 2016, when OAP and socialite, Daddy Freeze asked if he had ever dated anybody’s husband prior to the event.

Nenpan Ngwan
Nenpan is a linguist, reader and writer who can spend hours thinking of the right words. She believes that with each thought comes words, and with each good word comes a great writing that can change how we see things.

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