Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun popularly known as Denrele (born 3 June 1981), is a Nigerian television presenter, actor, model, and dancer who has been recognized with many awards 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.
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Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun
13 June 1981
|Education||University of Lagos|
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 NTA Network's Kiddivision 101. 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; It was during this period he had a starring role in the campus based comedy Twilight Zone.  
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 premiere of Hoodrush. Denrele has also been credited for being one of the brains behind the success of Big Brother Amplified Winner Karen Igho.
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.
In 2013, he took to his twitter page to announce that he was robbed and everything was carted away by the robbers, putting his grandmother and father in shock.
|2006||Dynamix Award||Best Youth TV Personality||Won|
|2007||The Future Award||Best Producer||Won|
|2008||Dynamix Award||Best Youth TV Personality||Won|
|2008||City People Awards||Most Popular TV presenter in Nigeria||Won|
|2011||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best TV Personality||Won|
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- ^ "Denrele Edun is a year older today". Pulse Nigeria. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
- ^ Adeyemo, Adeola (5 January 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.
- ^ I Borrowed Trousers to Attend Audition
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- ^ Alhassan, Zainab (2 June 2011). "Fashion As a Form of Expression, Is Our Cultural Society Ready For This?". Bella Naija.
- ^ a b c "Denrele Edun Celebrates 37th Birthday With Nude Photos". 12 June 2012.
- ^ "I was forced out of Sound City – 'Denrele" – UltraDrift Archived 12 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine, 22 September 2013.
- ^ "AKON EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DENRELE ON CHANNEL O". 22 February 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- ^ "Denrele to host Red Carpet of HOODRUSH at the premiere this Friday". 11 October 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
- ^ AKINBOADE, BOLA (6 February 2012). "HOW DENRELE EDUN MADE KAREN IGHO RICH AND FAMOUS". Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- ^ "2face Idibia, Omawumi and Denrele Edun Starred in New Movie". Gist Yinka. Gistyinka. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- ^ "All Stars Blockbuster Denrele Edun, Tuface Idibia, And Omawunmi To Star in a Movie". Pulse Nigeria. Elijah Oyibu. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014.
- ^ "Omawumi,Majid Michel, 2Face & Denrele Edun Star in New Movie". Premium Gist. Bintex Himself. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- ^ "Denrele Edun, family robbed!". Vanguard News. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
- ^ a b "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 10 February 2017.[permanent dead link]
- ^ "People say I'm gay, so what -Denrele". news1.onlinenigeria.com. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017.