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Denrele Edun

Denrele (born Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun; 13 June 1983 ),[1] is a Nigerian television host, whose work has been recognized with awards including The Best TV Personality at the NEAs in NewYork 2011,[2] Dynamix Award for Best Youth TV Personality 2006/2007/2008, The Future Award for Best Producer 2007.[3]

Denrele Edun O
Born Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun
(1983-06-13) June 13, 1983 (age 34)
Hamburg, Germany
Residence Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Education University of Lagos
Occupation Television personality
Years active 1995-Present

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Early lifeEdit

Denrele was born in Hamburg, Germany, to a Yoruba father and an Indian-Mauritius 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.[1]

He was Lead dancer/choreographer for “The Iroko Band’ managed by filmmaker,Dr Ola Balogun[4] and later became a Backup dancer for LexyDoo, Ruggedman, Jazzman Olofin, 2Shotz, Lady Di and also “Stage Shakers”.

CareerEdit

Denrele is known for his fashion style and personality.[citation needed] 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.[5]

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".[6][7]

Denrele has won 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career.[8] He has previously worked with SoundCity before he was forced out and he moved on to become one of Channel O's VJs.[9]

Denrele has interviewed the likes of Akon,[8][10] Beyoncé Knowles, Tyler Perry, Lil' Kim, Snoop Dogg, Cuba Gooding, Amerie, and Lloyd.[8] Edun hosted the movie premier of Hoodrush.[11] Denrele has been credited for being behind the success of Big Brother Amplified Winner Karen Igho.[12]

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.[13][14][15]

AwardsEdit

Year Event Prize Result
2006 Dynamix Award[16] Best Youth TV Personality won
2007 Dynamix Award[16] Best Youth TV Personality won
2007 The Future Award Best Producer won
2008 Dynamix Award[16] Best Youth TV Personality won
2008 City People Awards[17] Most Popular TV presenter in Nigeria won
2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best TV Personality won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Denrele WHY I DO CRAZY THINGS". March 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ "amcng2011 | AMC". amcng.tv. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  3. ^ "THE FUTURE AWARDS – WINNERS & PHOTOS". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  4. ^ "denrele edun Archives - Page 103 of 121 - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  5. ^ Adeyemo, Adeola (January 5, 2013). "BN Saturday Celebrity Interview: Inside the "Vivacious" Mind of Channel O TV Presenter Denrele Edun – His Style, His Persona, His Family & More". Bella Naija. 
  6. ^ Eric Dumo (February 18, 2017). "Cross-dressing: Nigeria’s latest social media craze". The Punch. 
  7. ^ Alhassan, Zainab (June 2, 2011). "Fashion As a Form of Expression, Is Our Cultural Society Ready For This?". Bella Naija. 
  8. ^ a b c "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DENRELE EDUN OF CHANNEL O". June 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "I was forced out of Sound City - 'Denrele" - UltraDrift, 22 September 2013.
  10. ^ "AKON EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DENRELE ON CHANNEL O". February 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Denrele to host Red Carpet of HOODRUSH at the premiere this Friday". October 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ AKINBOADE, BOLA (February 6, 2012). "HOW DENRELE EDUN MADE KAREN IGHO RICH AND FAMOUS". 
  13. ^ "2face Idibia, Omawumi and Denrele Edun Starred In New Movie". Gist Yinka. Gistyinka. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "All Stars Blockbuster Denrele Edun, Tuface Idibia, And Omawunmi To Star In A Movie". Pulse Nigeria. Elijah Oyibu. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Omawumi,Majid Michel, 2Face & Denrele Edun Star In New Movie". Premium Gist. Bintex Himself. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  16. ^ a b c "Denrele and Sause Kid at the 2008 Dynamix Awards - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Top Website for News, Gossip, Comedy, Videos, Blogs, Events, Weddings, Nollywood, Celebs, Scoop and Games. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  17. ^ "People say I’m gay,so what -Denrele - OnlineNigeria.com". news1.onlinenigeria.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10.  C1 control character in |title= at position 13 (help)