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Denrele Edun Reveals His Hustling Days: From Cage Dancer to Media Personality

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Prince Jean

Mar 20, 2024

Nigerian Celebrities

In the vibrant heart of Lagos, Denrele Edun’s journey unfolded—a tale of hustle, resilience, and unbridled passion. @denrele_edun

Popular Nigerian media personality, Denrele Edun, known for his eccentric style and vibrant presence, recently opened up about his early career experiences. During his hustling days, he did whatever it took to make ends meet, even if it meant dancing in the cage at the iconic African Shrine.


Cage Dancer at the African Shrine: Denrele candidly shared that he used to be one of the cage dancers at the African Shrine. This legendary music venue in Lagos has hosted countless performances and cultural events, and Denrele’s involvement adds a fascinating chapter to its history.


Iroko Band and Car Adventures: Not stopping there, Denrele reminisced about his time with the Iroko Band, a musical group headlined by Dr. Ola Balogun. He vividly recalled hanging onto the back of a car from Alagbado to Fadeyi because there was no space inside. These gritty experiences shaped his journey in the entertainment industry.


Three Decades in Entertainment: Denrele, now 42 years old, revealed that by May 2024, he will celebrate 30 years in the Nigerian entertainment scene. From his early days as a backup dancer to becoming a prominent media personality, Denrele’s resilience and passion have fueled his remarkable career.


First Paycheck and Beyond: His journey began professionally in 1994, and he fondly remembers his first paycheck—a modest N150. Denrele’s story is one of determination, creativity, and unwavering commitment to his craft.


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