Nigerian TV broadcaster and entertainer, Adenrele Olufemi Adeyemi Edun celebrates his father, Adeyemi Edun on his 81st birthday.
The Fashionista shared lovely family photos on his Instagram page and gushed about his great father. It is noteworthy that Denrele honored his father by posting identical family photos with the same wording. He claimed that he was compelled to recall the same breathtaking vision.
Denrele spoke fondly of his childhood experiences with his father and siblings while honoring his father. He went on to say that even after he was excommunicated from the church, his father has always encouraged him to pursue his goals.
He wrote: It’s my Dad’s 81ST BIRTHDAY TODAY!
Yes, NOVEMBER 17TH is a special day for the EDUNS.
HBD ADEKUNLE ALABA EDUN aka PAPA.
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 & 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!)
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 & 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 from the splendour of Europe to live in a cramped room, the constant bickering & 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 & 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 & used to know in Europe.
In case u’re wondering, my GORGEOUS MUM resides in Dublin.
P.S: Had to bring these Stunning images back.”