“I used to be a cage and shrine dancer,” admits Denrele Edun.

Before being well-known, Denrele Edun, a prominent figure in Nigerian media, has stated that he was a cage dancer and a shrine.

In an interview about his media career with Arise News TV, the TV and event anchor made this statement. Denrele reminisced about his time spent dancing in the renowned Afrikan Shrine of the late Fela, where he worked as a student at the University of Lagos to support himself.

The transvestite said that he performed with the Iroko band and was a weekend backup dancer for the Afrikan Shrine.

Thinking back on his struggles and development, he announced that May 21, 2024, will be the third decade of his career in the entertainment industry. He started his career in 1994.

Denrele said; I used to dance in the shrine. I used to be in the cage, yes, I used to be one of the cage dancers. I did everything to hustle at that time. And I was still in Unilag at that time. So I was a backup dancer every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Afrikan Shrine and I was a cage dancer.

Also, I used to dance for the Iroko band which was headlined by Dr Ola Balogun, one of the pioneers of filmmaking. Come May 21st I will be marking 3 decades in the Entertainment Industry. I started professionally in 1994, on a TV soap opera. My first paycheck was N150”.

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