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Denrele Uploads Family Photos, Reveals How His Father Supported His Crazy Dressing



Popular Nigerian TV host Derele Edun has posted some lovely photos of his family members, praising his father for supporting his fashion sense from a young age

Denrele uploaded the pictures via his Instagram page to celebrate his father’s 80th birthday.

He went ahead to explain how his father supported him when he started modelling, revealing that he would tear his father’s church shirt, remove the sleeves and design it with safety pins but his father never got mad at him.

Denrele said that instead his father would buy him more safety pins, chains, zip and also stand up for him when other family members  question his sense of dressing.

He wrote: “It’s my Dad’s 80TH BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!! Yes, NOVEMBER 17TH is a special day and I can’t stay still! ADEKUNLE ALABA EDUN;
A Fellow at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Church in Yaba, one of the longest serving Choir Wardens of all time (my Dad coerced us all to join the Choir and here’s the crazy part; NONE of us could sing to save our lives!) and dare I say, a MAN who tolerated my BS like no other!

“During my modelling phase, dating back as far as 1997/1998 when Teenage Rebellion set in, I’d rip my Dad’s church shirts, take out a sleeve, throw on all the safety pins in the world and step out in the streets for myriads of castings looking like “A child in urgent need of a bedspace at Yaba Left” (according to my cousins o! 🙄🙄).
Guess what? He NEVER complained!
Rather, he would buy me plenty Safety pins/Chains/Zips from the market and would always rise to my defense if family members raged about my dressing and even when the Church ex-communicated me!

“When my Dad lost his job, my Mum tried severally to secure another one for him (using her Indian connect) and I recall that I wasn’t the best Son that period. As much as I was contributing to the home front (Heck, i started teaching in a private primary school at age 11), I kinda lashed out at my Dad;
For bringing us to the family house to live in a cramped room, the constant bickering and hatred from our extended family members, his lack of a job, his soft demeanor of dealing with issues….. I know I was difficult that period; PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!!!!!

“My Dad and Mum actually met in Hamburg Germany and when we came to Nigeria, he invested heavily in his own Bakery, We were living the LIFE in opulence and grandeur and then wham bam (Village People o!), He lost everything and we moved from our palatable duplex into an uncompleted building with no doors and windows!

“But that’s in the past; PAPA (as he’s fondly called) has been staying with ME for over 2 decades.
Yes, my DAD stays with me and I wanna make up for lost time and give him the life he rightly deserves and used to know in Europe.

“In case you’re wondering, my GORGEOUS MUM resides in Dublin and couldn’t make this celebration.”

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