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“When I was ‘Normal’ I Didn’t Have Money”…This Denrele Edun’s Interview is a Must Read!

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Denrele is the latest cover star for Guardian Life Magazine.

Denrele Oluwafemi Edun who describes himself as “a million contradictions, sometimes perfect, sometimes a mess…” has been in the entertainment game from time. He has spent the majority of his lifetime performing and from the looks of things, it’s obvious that he couldn’t have had it any other way.

The entertainer sits down with Guardian Life Magazine as he talks about how he started in the industry, his unique style, challenges that come with his style, marriage plans and a whole lot more.

Read excerpts below

On how it all started: I was the underdog and the least paid when I started working…I worked my ass off and the next thing I knew everybody was asking for Denrele, I had to be on every red carpet and every show. When I got to interview Beyonce in 2006 I was earning 45k and they started paying me 200k, my journey with Sound City began.

On what inspires his unique style: I was inspired by clothes that were meant for the runway, I wanted to look different from the guy next door.Forget the outlandish hair, I can walk in anywhere and still get what I want.Nobody understood what I was trying to do. Inasmuch as Nigerians are fun loving, we are also conservative, so I got a lot of negative reception

On the challenges that come with his style: When I didn’t have a car, conductors would push me out of the buses and they would shout about a mad man on the loose when I was in Unilag people used to stone me with pure water…. I remember going home to cry, it wasn’t just the choir, they told me to stop coming to church, it was difficult.

On why his plan to marry “Yvonne” failed: They said there would be a lot of terms and conditions, that I would have to behave a certain kind of way. I thought about it but when I was “normal”, I didn’t have money, if I am broke how will I pay bride price…the girl and I are still friends.

Read the full interview here

12 Comments

  1. lara

    June 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    i love denrele becausevhe is unique.

  2. Ms B

    June 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Afi ‘the girl” noni. It’ll be difficult but not impossible to find that girl who’d accept all this but well, do you. Be happy with you. When he was normal nobody knew him. Crazy is his brand I guess

    I remember I used to have a crush in Dubem the cute lanky dude on kidi vision 101, Wednesdays on ntanetwork service. Who eventually became crazy denrele. Wish him the best.

  3. Mrs Pangolo

    June 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I just love this guy! Denrele get your money.
    Nigeria is full of too many duplicates, everyone wants to be a clone of what they think people expect of them. the good girl/guy, the bad girl/guy, the runs girl/the player,. the spiritual girl/spiro guys too. ALL BORING! be you, however that looks like. don’t fit the mold. Do your thing. Change the World.

  4. me.com

    June 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Soo true. See Bobrisky too. Use to have a crush on on him on kidi vision 101 now i cant even stand him. All the best tho

    • Cocolette

      June 14, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Bobrisky was on kidi vision?????

    • Deleke

      June 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      No baby, Denrele was on kidivision 101

  5. Chicabella

    June 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    *yimu* Yvonne ko, Yvonne ni. Story for the gods.
    Denrele, we all know you is a Queen.
    You are still a huge bundle of talent though. A real star.

  6. Anonymous

    June 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Please pray for Joyce.

  7. Las

    June 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Normal is overrated.

  8. I'mJustSayn'

    June 15, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Hairr!!!!!

  9. The Buttery Hotness

    June 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    He has such beautiful hair!

  10. Ochanya

    June 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    People are so corny tho. He’s a strong man any woman would be lucky to have just the way he is. Urgh am crushing on him already #heartbreaker

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