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#TBT: We’ve Found Denrele’s Style Inspiration From 40 Years Ago

It’s another Thursday and we’ve dug up a very, very old picture of a Nigerian artiste who we think inspires Denrele Edun’s quirky fashion style. Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, Popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque,a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist.

He recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular High life king of Africa, his music band group are known as Ogene sound super of Africa, which blended modern high life and traditional Igbo music. He started playing music at the age of 17 with Ekpili. Oliver De Coque hailed from Ezinifite, Nnewi South Local Government Area, Anambra State Nigeria.

denrele edun 3On the other hand, Denrele is an entertainment personality whose style has been described as “punk and fun”. he has stated that he is just expressing my individuality and has won 16 awards and over 30 nominations in his career. He has previously worked with SoundCity before he was forced out and he moved on to become one of Channel O’s VJs.

We don’t know if the Chief ever fell off stage then we’d just confirm that Denrele is his reincarnation…

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