The extremely fashionable television host made the statement to refute the assumption that he influenced popular crossdressers such as Bobrisky, James Brown, and a slew of others.
He made the discovery while on Vanguard’s internet TV show, ‘Lunch Date with Vanguard,’ when asked about the cross-dressing parallel.
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The fashion legend argued that the analogies were absurd and that he is not a social media sensation because his success was earned through hard work and dedication rather than through social media influence.
Denrele stated that he has been in the profession since 1994, long before the internet. He loves the surge of young and daring creatives in this generation who have carved out a niche for themselves through brand presentation, social media influence, and online power, but he believes there is a large gap between him and them.
The TV Host stated that, “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.
The fashion legend said his fashion style was inspired by popular rock songs from artistes such as Harry Belafonte, Jim Reeves, Gibson brothers and other songs his Dad played whilst being a Disk Jockey in Germany.
Denrele continued by saying that the earliest and biggest influence was particularly from Bonny M and it shouldn’t be misinterpreted as cross-dressing.
The popular entertainer however further added that people do not understand his brand which explains the misconception; affirming that his brand is quirky, unconventional and out of the box.
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