Denrele Edun has revealed how Nigerians treated him due to his effeminate persona.
Denrele Edun is a Nigerian media personality who came into limelight in the early 2000s. He gained modest popularity due to the effeminate and outspoken personality, however, some have perceived him as gay.
He narrated the awkward experiences he had with the husband of a friend of his whom he met on two occasions.
On one of the occasions, Denrele Edun said he could hear the man express disgust for him and also called him a homosexual.
“There’s a close friend of mine (we go way back) whose Expatriate husband can’t STAND the very sight of me.
Considering the fact that we have mutual alliances, we run into each other occasionally. And she’s in the strategic Media industry so that’s even more than often.
The first time he sighted me at a dinner party for one of my close buddies (and just so you know, my sensory organs are exceedingly sharp), I heard him whisper to his wife (my friend), “I HATE THE VERY SIGHT OF THAT GUY.
I HOPE HE’S NOT YOUR FRIEND”.
And I knowingly walked up to them with the biggest welcoming smile plastered all over my face, hugged my friend, shook his hand in a limp shake which he withdrew quickly like I had the Coronavirus and moved away.
I thought to myself, “White man? That’s a first!”
They usually find me intriguing and assume I’m some sort of RockStar!
The other day, we were at a Champagne oriented event and forgetting my resolve, I ran up to her.
Told her how I had missed her (very true) and the moment I tried to greet her husband, she laughed and said to all our other friends around us.”
Denrele reveals animosity he receives on a regular basis
“MY HUSBAND DOESN’T LIKE DENRELE..”
I decided to break the ice again.
Tried to say hi. This time he backed hurriedly away from me with an irritated demeanour and moved further down the patio muttering
“I’LL KILL SOMEONE…” and something else I didn’t quite catch!
Everyone noticed this but it still fell down to this look; MY WIDE CLEVER FOOL LAUGH! And wholeheartedly too!
Suddenly, a group of friends sighed me, screamed my name and whirled me away to meet their foreign friends who were enthusiastically THRILLED to meet me!
You are not for everyone, and that’s okay.
The world is full of people who, no matter what you do, will point blank NOT like you.
Being disliked by some is simply a byproduct of being authentic to who you truly are.
But it is also filled with people who will LOVE YOU FIERCELY!
You are not for everyone, and that’s okay!”