Denrele Edun

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Denrele Edun O
Born Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun
(1983-06-13) June 13, 1983 (age 33)
Hamburg, Germany
Residence Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Education University of Lagos
Occupation TV presenter
Known for TV presenter at Channel O
Children None

Denrele (born Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun; 13 June 1973 ),[1] is a Nigerian television presenter for Channel O.[2] He was also a TV presenter for Soundcity.[3]

Early life[edit]

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]


Denrele is known for his unique 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.[4]

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 like this to attract attention, but I have always had attention from childhood".[5]

Denrele has won 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career.[6] He has previously worked with SoundCity before he was forced out and he moved on to become one of Channel O's VJs.[7]

Denrele has interviewed the likes of Akon,[6][8] Beyoncé Knowles, Tyler Perry, Lil' Kim, Snoop Dogg, Cuba Gooding, Amerie, and Lloyd.[6] Edun hosted the movie premier of Hoodrush.[9] Denrele has been credited for being behind the success of Big Brother Amplified Winner Karen Igho.[10]

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.[11][12][13]


  1. ^ a b "Denrele WHY I DO CRAZY THINGS". March 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ AUGOYE, JAYNE (September 7, 2012). "Goldie did not pick Prezzo's call –Denrele". The Punch. 
  3. ^ AKINTAYO, OPEOLUWANI (31 December 2011). "Denrele in love?". Vanguard. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Alhassan, Zainab (June 2, 2011). "Fashion As a Form of Expression, Is Our Cultural Society Ready For This?". Bella Naija. 
  6. ^ a b c "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DENRELE EDUN OF CHANNEL O". June 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ "I was forced out of Sound City - 'Denrele" - UltraDrift, 22 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Denrele to host Red Carpet of HOODRUSH at the premiere this Friday". October 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "2face Idibia, Omawumi and Denrele Edun Starred In New Movie". Gist Yinka. Gistyinka. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "All Stars Blockbuster Denrele Edun, Tuface Idibia, And Omawunmi To Star In A Movie". Pulse Nigeria. Elijah Oyibu. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Omawumi,Majid Michel, 2Face & Denrele Edun Star In New Movie". Premium Gist. Bintex Himself. Retrieved 7 March 2014.