I am not a crossdresser, Denrele distances self from Bobrisky, James Brown

Popular Nigerian entertainer and media personality, Denrele Edun has refuted claims that he is a cross dresser.

The highly fashionable tv host made the statement to correct the notion that he inspired popular crossdressers such as Denrele, James Brown, and a plethora of others.

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He made the revelation while on Vanguard’s online TV show, ‘Lunch Date with Vanguard’ as he was asked about the comparison with cross dressers.

The fashion icon stated that he isn’t a social media sensation and his fame wasn’t a result of social media influence but a result of hard work and dedication.

Denrele said he has been in the industry since 1994- before the advent of social media. He appreciates the influx of creatives in this generation who 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.

He said:
“You can’t rubbish the portfolio of work of someone who has been acting, modeling, and revolutionalized the red carpet culture in Nigeria”

Denrele further 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 pop artistes such as Jim Reeves, Gibson brother, and particularly, 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. He said his brand is unconventional and out of the box.

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