Denrele Edun Reveals Why Many Parents Want Him to Mentor Their Children

Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun popularly known as Denrele is a popular Nigerian celebrity known for his eccentric fashion and style personality. Usually termed crazy, Denrele had unrelentingly carved a niche for himself and has refused to bend choosing to be himself.

Denrele, 35, started out in his profession as a television personality, but he was considered as an outcast.
He further revealed that some of his family members felt embarrassed because of his fashion and an aunt actually feared he would end up in a psychiatric hospital.

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In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, Denrele revealed that a lot of people now want him to mentor their children.

“I don’t take myself serious and the first time I ever teased people about giving birth to a child like me was during the first AMVCA and the response I got made me happy. But the funny thing is that a lot of people want me to mentor their children. Someone very influential called me recently and told me her children who just came to Nigeria from the United States wanted to meet me. My audience base cuts across all demography.

“If my children want to follow this path of entertainment, I will encourage them because when I was normal, I didn’t have money; now my madness has become a source of income. I am very fortunate to have come from a family like mine; I give my parents all the respect in the world because they allowed me to be who I really want to be. There was an aunt of mine who used to come from Port Harcourt and cry, telling my parents to be careful so that I would not end up in a psychiatric home because of my style of fashion and entertainment. Some of my cousins even used to say I was embarrassing the family,” he said.

Denrele, born on June 13, 1983; in Hamburg, Germany to a Nigerian father and an Indian-Mauritus mother, and who loves to flaunt his characteristic high heel shoes debunked tales that he imitates American singer, Lady Gaga. He claimed that he had been wearing his kind of shoes before it became trendy.

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“I had been wearing heel shoes before the advent of social media; I don’t live for social media. I am one of the most original human beings alive. I have always admired shoes that are a bit larger than life. These shoes have become a part of me, I feel closer to heaven when I wear heels. I taught all of my girlfriends how to walk on heels because it gives women a sophisticated edge,” he said.

In 2016, the unconventional entertainer had said he would tie the knot but that has not been till date.

“I will get married at the right time but I need to find a very patient woman because I can be stubborn, I am not in a relationship right now but I have a lot of people I admire. I am not under pressure to get married although my dad lives with me and  I know there are some things he might want to say but when he sees the way his children are working hard, he overlooks them. Funny thing is I cannot wait to have kids; I actually love kids. I need to find a patient woman because I am very stubborn.”

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