Denrele Edun is a Nigerian TV host with an estimated net worth of $50,000 dollars.
He is very much recognized and has been awarded for his excellence at what he does.
Denrele Edun has won awards like The Best TV Personality award at the NEAs hosted in New York, Best Youth TV Personality award, and the Best Producer award.
He is uniquely stylish and is the best media personality for most persons.
He is also one of the coolest fashionista celebrities in Nigeria.
He has also been privileged to interact with certain music stars like Akon, Beyonce Knowles and Snoop Dogg in the course of having interviews with them.
Denrele Edun Biography
Denrele Edun was birthed on the 13th of June, 1983, in Hamburg, Germany.
His Dad is a Yoruba man; a Nigerian, and his mum is an Indian-Mauritius woman.
He was born as the only son, but with two siblings who are girls.
Denrele was raised in Germany till he was about 5 years of age before he moved to Nigeria.
While in Nigeria, Denrele obtained elementary education at the St. Gregory’s College in Ikoyi.
Upon rounding off secondary school in Lagos, he went on to study English Education at the University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
The brilliant TV host was the lead choreographer for a band managed by Dr Ola Balogun.
The band was named “The Iroko Band”, and the manager of the band also happens to be a filmmaker aside being a manager.
Denrele afterwards became one of the backup dancers for singers like Ruggedman, 2Shotz, and LexyDoo.
He has being noticed for his ability to go insane with fashion, and also for his style.
Denrele Edun interestingly started out his career at the age of 11.
At this time he was an actor and he appeared as the presenter on Kiddievision 101 on NTA Channel.
Denrele has made a couple of life-changing decisions even as an undergraduate.
While studying English Education at the University of Lagos, he ventured into modelling, even as an undergraduate.
His love for fashion is somewhat unquantifiable and this is due to the experience he has had in a number of different entertainment bands and activities he’s entangled himself with.
After graduation, he went on to join SoundCity as a Television presenter.
His style has been described as “Punk and Fun” since he dazzles mostly in punk haircut and his style is expensive, crazy and funny.
Here’s what Denrele told ModernGhana in an interview when he was asked about his personality:
“I am just expressing my individuality. Most people ask me that question and I would say I just want to be me.
Some people think I dress (cross-dressing) like this to attract attention, but I have always had attention from childhood”.
Throughout his career as an on-air personality, Denrele has won a total of 16 awards and has been nominated over 30 times for awards.
Edun previously worked for SoundCity as a presenter, he later promoted himself to become one of the VJs for Channel O.
According to reports, Denrele was forced out of SoundCity before he began working with Channel O.
He has been attributed credit for being behind the success of Karen Igho; an Amplified Winner of Big Brother.
Being a TV host and personality, he has interviewed quite a number of superstars including Lloyd, Tyler Perry, Amerie, Lil’ Kim, Akon, and Cuba Gooding.
He premiered the movie, Hoodrush, and starred alongside 2baba, Omawumi, and other celebrities in the Nollywood film titled “Make a Move”, which was was directed by notable movie director Niyi Akinmolayan.
The movie, “Make a Move” which features several celebrities was premiered on the 6th of June in 2014.
Denrele Edun is incredibly stylish and most times, he dresses like a female.
His dress sense has given him several thousands of followers and lovers, has given him attention and won him awards.
He is one of the most stylish personalities in the Nigeria entertainment industry today and he earns a lot for being who he is.
Denrele’s fashion sense is somewhat controversial as he severally has been compared to Bobrisky; a media sensation who has been described as Nigeria’s male barbie, and who went on with a transgender operation to become a female.
Denrele gets all manner of comments on his social media accounts for his outfits.
He even rocks high hills and female boa; but that’s his personality and that’s what has given him so much difference.
Awards & Nominations
- In 2006, Denrele Edun won the “Best Youth TV Personality” award at the Dynamix Award.
In 2007, Denrele Edun won the “Best Youth TV Personality” award at the Dynamix Award.
In 2007, he won the “Best Producer” award at The Future Award.
In 2008, Denrele Edun won the “Best Youth TV Personality” at the Dynamix Award, making it the third time he won the same award at the same event for three consecutive years.
In 2008, he won the “Most Popular TV Presenter in Nigeria” award at the City People Awards.
In 2011, Denrele Edun bagged the Nigeria Entertainment Awards award for the “Best TV Personality”.
Denrele Edun Personal Life
Denrele Edun is a graduate of English Education from the University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He currently resides in Lagos, where he does several entertaining activities in addition to being a TV host.
He has worked with comic acts like Frank Donga and other other like-minded persons in the industry of entertainment.
From what’s known, he has 3 girl siblings and one of them, Jumoke Edun, is just as stylish as he is.
He is not yet married, and his relationship status is not yet known.
If Denrele turns out to be the next Bobrisky, it’ll not surprise many as his fashion buzz floats on same sphere as Bob’s.
Denrele Edun Limelight Spot
Just like he said in an interview with ModernGhana, he has been noticed since childhood as an actor even before he started out being crazy with fashion.
Although many though he puts on his fashion sense for fame; to get attention, but he’s been given attention as a child presenter and that fame grew with him.
Denrele Edun is a popular name in Nigeria, known by politicians, entertainment lovers, big-time musicians, models and other TV presenters and a huge chunk of audience in Nigeria.
No matter what you do, you’re gonna have haters and lovers, Denrele Edun has both and has been able to remain relevant and unique with his crazy style of fashion.
Denrele Edun is yet to sign a major endorsement deal with a brand or company, but he’s sure getting private deals and offers a lot of which isn’t made known to public ears.