Controversial media personality, Denrele Edun, turns 37 today, and he took to his Instagram page to share very creative pictures, including a body painting. He reflects on his life as a misunderstood character, especially in a society where he was ridiculed and bullied for wanting to be his own person.
Here’s what he has to say about himself:
HAPPY 37TH BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF LIFE’S MOST UNEXPLAINABLE MYSTERIES; ADENRELE OLUFEMI ADEYEMI AKANBI SAMUEL (RAJEEV RAJA) EDUN.
Fashion is truly PAIN; i stood still for over 7 hours whilst getting this masterpiece painted on my bare skin! And yes, In one exhibit, I interpret knowingly that in between my LEGS is an entrance to a world of unimaginable possibilities but I am immersed in my sense of self that I always choose to never settle for less –
I am not for your amusement, neither your fantasy!
I PAINTED MY PAST AS THE FOUNDATION OF MY FUTURE!
I was once in that picture, caught up in the Hustle of the Lagos metropolis, chasing after the golden dream. Jumping buses, fighting with conductors and drivers, shoved out of fast speeding buses because I looked a ‘certain kind of way’, ridiculed to the max, trampled upon consciously, trekked long walks till I ended up exhausted, walked the length of 3rd Mainland bridge because I had no transport fare after series of disappointing casting calls… Need I say more?
If you are not the HERO of your own story, then you are missing the whole point of your HUMANITY!
See his birthday photos below: