Popular Nigerian media personality, Denrele Edun during an interview made it clear to the public that he’s not a crossdresser as he asserted that it’s disrespectful for people to categorize him among people in that section.
Denrele Edun made this known to correct the notion making the rounds online that that he inspired popular crossdressers such as Bobrisky, James Brown, and others.
While on Vanguard’s online TV show tagged ‘Lunch Date with Vanguard’ , Denrele said the comparisons made no sense and stated that he isn’t a social media sensation as his fame wasn’t a result of social media influence but a result of hard work and dedication.
Denrele noted that he has been in the industry since 1994 – before the advent of the internet. He appreciates the influx of young and adventurous creatives in this generation that has carved a niche for themselves through brand presentation, social media influence, and leverage on the internet but states that there is a wide margin between him and them.
In his words; “You can’t rubbish the portfolio of work of someone who has been acting, modeling, and revolutionalized the red carpet culture in Nigeria.”
He added that he has been a huge influence in fashion since 2005 as well as being an iconic figure and instrumental in the successes of a plethora of Nigerian artistes from that generation till date.
He said his fashion style was inspired by popular rock songs from artistes such as Harry Belafonte, Jim Reeves, Gibson brothers and other songs his Dad played whilst being a Disk Jockey in Germany.
He also said that his earliest and biggest influence was particularly from Bonny M and it shouldn’t be misinterpreted as cross-dressing.
The popular entertainer further added that people do not understand his brand which explains the misconception; affirming that his brand is quirky, unconventional and out of the box.
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