Denrele walked into the studio looking none the worse for wear considering he just had to squeeze out of his busy schedule to be present for the shoot. After a few introductions to the team on set as well as sharing his joviality, he got down to business rather quickly and soon had most of the room in smiles, at ease with his interpretation and understanding of the project at hand.
Denrele Edun has been in the spot light longer than most, filling the screens with his energetic aura and stealing the hearts of many in the process. From appearing in many music videos and movies, and even hosting more than a few international shows, his versatility in the entertainment space is unmatched to this day and his transition through these different facets of the industry required he follow trends when necessary, setting the pace and rebranding from one industry to the other – it doesn’t hurt to look good; and peculiar too.
We couldn’t help but look him over, wondering how he was able to jump right into meetings with his busy schedule and all the travelling involved and what pieces he could never travel without? “We got to find out that he can never travel without his powder yes people his power simply because he has to always look like a million bucks…spotless, ageless, timeless, flawless and stainless!
Fashion is constant. No matter the season, all year round, our favourite fashion persona always stays ahead of the trend, keeping everyone guessing and wondering what his next and favourite outfit would be. After a trivial battle with him, we finally got Denrele to disclose his most treasured fashion item been shoes in his words the higher the heels the closer to heaven and it’s so much fun towering over people he also cannot do without his belt because his waste is nonexistent . He has undoubtedly remained impervious to the dynamic fashion by carving a niche of his own, indeed. His personal style described in one sentence? “SPUNKY M.A.D. S.W.A.G (Making. A. Difference / Something. We. Africans. Got!)” he says. In case you are wondering who a style guru as himself boasts of as a Style Icon.
Ever happy, ever vibrant, it’s almost impossible to sneak up on him in a moody state, nor boring fashion statement. Incase you wondering what item of clothing he considers as provocative in Nigeria, “fish net stockings”. It’s hard to imagine this effervescent costar in a different state from what we all perceive him to be. Is he the same indoors? Was he this bubbly before the fame? What changed in his life when he became famous was..Absolutely nothing; Same kid, same dreams, same hustle, same grind except for the inspiring fact that he had to move from staying in an uncompleted building (with no doors and windows) to working incessantly as a house help in his uncle’s house to being couped up in a box like one bedroom with his siblings in their family house which was wrought with nonstop quarrels and constant bullying to staying with friends and finally, to his OWN PLACE!
No doubt, he wasn’t born with a silver spoon but he has worked really hard to create one! Be a fountain and not a drain…he says…but this fame has always come with its hurdles…Nothing he can’t handle! At this point, we’re certain he’s bent on not conforming to the custom getup rules, his top three must-haves in his styling kit remain “MURINE Eye drops to guise the lack of sleep, Exotic blend of perfumes (masculine and feminine) and his kick ass PLAYLIST! There has to be loud rocking music blaring because this skinny dude adores noise, lots of it too on a frigging ear cremating frequency…Little wonder U2’s *Beautiful Day* is the most played track on his playlist!”. As an exceptional luminary, his outstanding fashion has placed him on a pedestal, exposing him to an array of personalities both locally and internationally. Impossible to hide such energy and vitality, if he were to be a new addition to the crayon box, he would unquestionably be the color Red.