Popular media personality Denrele Edun, in a new interview, recounted how his family members felt embarrassed because of his fashion and an aunt feared he would end up in a psychiatric hospital.
Speaking in a chat with Saturday Beats, Denrele disclosed that when he initially started out in his profession as a television personality, he was considered as an outcast but now people now want him to mentor their children.
“I don’t take myself serious and the first time I ever teased people about giving birth to a child like me was during the first AMVCA and the response I got made me happy. But the funny thing is that a lot of people want me to mentor their children. Someone very influential called me recently and told me her children who just came to Nigeria from the United States wanted to meet me. My audience base cuts across all demography.
“If my children want to follow this path of entertainment, I will encourage them because when I was normal, I didn’t have money; now my madness has become a source of income. I am very fortunate to have come from a family like mine; I give my parents all the respect in the world because they allowed me to be who I really want to be. There was an aunt of mine who used to come from Port Harcourt and cry, telling my parents to be careful so that I would not end up in a psychiatric home because of my style of fashion and entertainment. Some of my cousins even used to say I was embarrassing the family,” he said.
The mixed-race TV personality who flaunts his famous high heel shoes debunked tales that he was imitating American singer, Lady Gaga. He claimed that he had been wearing the shoes before it became trendy.
“I had been wearing heel shoes before the advent of social media; I don’t live for social media. I am one of the most original human beings alive. I have always admired shoes that are a bit larger than life. These shoes have become a part of me, I feel closer to heaven when I wear heels. I taught all of my girlfriends how to walk on heels because it gives women a sophisticated edge,” he said.
In 2016, the unconventional entertainer who recently clocked 37 had said he would tie the knot but till date, the wedding bells have yet to ring.
In the chat, Denrele said that he would get married at the right time, but he needs to find a very patient woman to settle down with due to his stubborn nature.
“I will get married at the right time but I need to find a very patient woman because I can be stubborn, I am not in a relationship right now but I have a lot of people I admire. I am not under pressure to get married although my dad lives with me and I know there are some things he might want to say but when he sees the way his children are working hard, he overlooks them. Funny thing is I cannot wait to have kids; I actually love kids. I need to find a patient woman because I am very stubborn.”