Denrele Edun Biography – Age, Career, Gay, Relationship With Goldie And Net Worth
Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun popularly known as Denrele , is a Nigerian television host, who has been recognized with many awards. The award-winning TV host has bagged many including The Best TV Personality at the NEAs in New York 2011, Dynamix Award for Best Youth TV Personality 2006/2007/2008, The Future Award for Best Producer 2007.
He was born 3 June 1981. He is 41 years old.
Denrele was born in Hamburg, Germany, to a Yoruba father and an Indian-Mauritian mother. He is the only son and has two sisters. He grew up in Germany and came to Nigeria when he was five where he attended St Gregory’s College, Ikoyi and the University of Lagos.
He was Lead dancer/choreographer for “The Iroko Band’ managed by filmmaker, Dr Ola Balogun and later became a Backup dancer for LexyDoo, Ruggedman, Jazzman Olofin, 2Shotz, Lady Di and also “Stage Shakers”.
Denrele is known for his fashion style and personality. He started his television career as an actor at eleven when he played a presenter/producer on Kiddievision 101 on NTA Network. As an undergraduate at the University of Lagos he went into modelling, and after graduation, he joined Sound City as a TV presenter. Denrele studied English Education at the University of Lagos.
Denrele is an entertainment personality whose style has been described as “punk and fun”. In an interview with ModernGhana, he stated “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”.
Denrele has won 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career. He has previously worked with SoundCity before he quit and moved on to become one of Channel O’s VJs.
Denrele has interviewed the likes of Akon, Beyoncé Knowles, Tyler Perry, Lil’ Kim, Snoop Dogg, Cuba Gooding, Amerie, and Lloyd. Edun hosted the movie premier of Hoodrush. Denrele has also been credited for being one of the brains behind the success of Big Brother Amplified Winner Karen Igho.
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Denrele Edun and other A-list celebrities starred in the Nollywood movie Make a Move. The movie features artistes like Omawumi, 2face Idibia etc. It was directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and premiered on 6 June 2014
Denrele spoke with Chude Jideonwo about his life journey and revealed that he had once dated a man. According to Denrele, the experience was the worst in his life and the man in question was very toxic to him all through the period they saw each other.
In his words
”I have not been in too many relationships which is why I am always very skeptical about getting into them. So one day I said to myself, maybe the girls do not have anything to offer me and then I had quite a bit of male attention, so I said let me just give somebody a chance. That was the worse decision of my life.
From then on, I have said I am my own sugardaddy. I have a strong masculine side designed to take care of my feminine side because the person I decided to experiment with was the most draining thing I had ever done in my life and I am never going to be caught in that sought of situation.
I met the most disrespectful, most disregarding, the temper I had not seen. I tried to quell it. I said Okay so God, maybe you sent this man into my life because you wanted me to change this person, maybe you wanted me to fix it”he said
Denrele said he somehow got his reality check and got out of the relationship after months of people telling him it was toxic for him.
Relationship With Goldie
In a new tell-all explosive interview with Neecee Boss TV, Denrele revealed that he and the late Goldie were in an intimate relationship while she was married.
He said: “My beautiful late friend, Goldie, many people just thought we were friends, but we did have a few intimate moments. So that is why I will say that I was her driving force.”
“I knew she was married, we kept that secret, but we had something more than friendship. We entered the corner, which is why I was constantly committed to seeing her shine.”
Denrele said they kept their relationship top-secret because the late singer was married, and they wouldn’t want to raise an eyebrow because of their affair.
Denrele and Goldie were best of friends before her unfortunate demise. The talented media personality has been visiting her graveside on Valentine’s day, which happens to be the anniversary of her death.
In an interview with Sahara TV in 2014, Denrele revealed their friendship dates to 2005.
He said: “It is tough to be friends with someone in the same industry as you are because there is this aura of competition. But, people found the relationship I had with Goldie quiet wired because I met her in 2005, we did a music video together.”
Denrele was featured in Goldie’s music video called ‘Spin Me’, where they wore a matching white and black outfit. Shortly after, he had featured in Dbanj’s ‘Why me’ music video.
Denrele said their friendship blossomed when she got out of the Big Brother House.
Speaking about her death, Denlere narrated that he was with her until her final moments.
He said: ”It was a valentine time’s day, and we were both at home having a lonely Valentine’s day, so we decided to make a seafood salad which she never ate because 20 minutes after preparing the meal, she had this convulsion.”
His net worth is estimated to be around $1 Million – $5 Million