Award-winning TV host, Denrele Edun, has narrated how his sister lost her job because she is related to him.
Denrele, whose non-conformist style has positioned him in the hall of fame in the entertainment industry, has always been a subject of ridicule by many. He said he felt so bad on hearing the news of his sister’s dismissal.
“My sister recently lost her job just because her employer found out she is related to me. This happened in a primary school. The headteacher randomly called her to let her go with the reason that if parents find out Denrele is your brother, they will withdraw their wards from the school, and it is something I cannot risk. When she called to tell me, I was saddened. Her knowledge, skills and competencies were not in question, just the simple reason of being related to me. I felt so bad that my name would ruin things for her, and so sometimes she even denies knowing me.”
Denrele has always been outcasted since he was young. Recently, he narrated how he and his mother used to be bullied by his cousin when he was young.
The stern Denrele told Chude he cannot bend to the ridicule he gets, ‘You cannot create fundamental change without a certain level of madness. This madness is non-conformity—the power to turn your back on the old formula and the courage to invent the future. To me, MAD means making a difference, and that is all I will ever continue to be”