Popular Nigerian media personality Denrele Edun, better known as Denrele marked his 40th birthday on June 13 2021, but that’s not exactly what has gotten the fashionista’s name popping up on several gossip blogs and google searches. In a recent chat with Chude Jideonwo on his show “WithChude,” Denrele once again made his sexual orientation the subject of controversy when he revealed he dated a man, alleging he was advised to leave the relationship because it was toxic.
“I have not been in too many relationships which is why I am always very sceptical about getting into them. So one day I said to myself, maybe the girls do not have anything to offer me and then I had quite a bit of male attention, so I said let me just give somebody a chance. That was the worst decision of my life,” he said.
He added: “From then on, I have said I am my own sugar daddy. I have a strong masculine side designed to take care of my feminine side because the person I decided to experiment with was the most draining thing I had ever done in my life and I am never going to be caught in that sought of situation.”
“I met the most disrespectful, most disregarding, the temper I had not seen. I tried to quell it. I said Okay so God, maybe you sent this man into my life because you wanted me to change this person, maybe you wanted me to fix it.”
Denrele’s sexual orientation has been the subject of several debates. In 2011, he caused a stir when a picture of him lip-locked with legendary Nigerian musician Charly Boy was leaked. He has since played down the resulting gay accusations, saying the picture was a mistake that resulted from the two celebrities goofing around in the middle of a photoshoot. In 2015, he also posted several photos where he was in the bathroom with a man, captioning the post: “That moment when the Side Chick is not a Chick!#TheMorningAfter #TransTuesday into #WednesdayWant.”
Nonetheless, Denrele has always denied the gay accusations but maintained he is not a conformist. He sees himself as an outlaw that likes to get adventurous. He always revealed some time ago that he will get married when the time is right and that he loves children.
Well, the clock’s ticking, Denrele. Happy 40th!