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Denrele Edun Recounts Heart Breaking Childhood Trauma


January 22, (THEWILL) – Media Personality, Denrele Edun, has recounted some of his ugly childhood experiences.

The 40-year-old, during a podcast, said his family once moved from a mansion to an uncompleted building, which had no doors, or windows and was close to a farmland.

“We lived in this huge mansion at Agbara Estate. My dad invested in a bakery not far from the estate. All of a sudden, it was like a reversal of fortune. We lost everything,” he said.

Denrele also recalled how they struggled to feed. He said at some point, they ate boiled cassava for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Denrele said while they were living with some of his cousins, his mum was subjected to constant ridicule from them.

He said it got to the point where she was described as a prostitute, a poverty-stricken Indian to the surprise of the people around their neighbourhood.

“I lived in a house with so many cousins. But then, there was never a moment they never tried to ridicule me, cut me down to size… my sisters were just about 12 or 16, they had already labelled them prostitutes,” he said.

“I remember mornings like environmental sanitation. We would come out to clean the gutter, somebody will just sneak in to go and meet my mother. You’ll just start hearing prostitute, poverty-stricken Indian. Surprisingly, everyone on that street knew what was going on. Every time I could not fight back. Because if I fight back, I felt that they’d throw us out,” he added.