“I Don’t Shake Homosexuals Like You.” Denrele Edun suffers homophobic abuse

“I Don’t Shake Homosexuals Like You.” Denrele Edun suffers homophobic abuse

Media personality, Denrele Edun, recently updated on Instagram an account of homophobic abuse he suffered. On the post that captured a picture he took with friends, which he captioned “I DON’T SHAKE HOMOSEXUALS LIKE YOU… And with that answer, he flicked his wrist and shoved me off!”, he talks about how he was accosted in a verbally violent manner by a homophobe during a club outing.

Here’s his narration of what happened.


Right after this picture was taken at the Glam Africa cocktail party in V/I, my friends and I decided to Club-trot for a crazy nite out. So we hit 3 clubs before deciding to round up our club trotting at Hard Rock Cafe. We got there, got the best seats in the zone and wham bam, I was already on the speakers dancing the nite away!

An industry (married) friend of mine who wasn’t too comfy with my crazy clique asked to leave. My usual courteous self decided to walk her to her Uber. Mistake of the century! We got outside and she sighted a familiar face. This familiar face was with five of his friends. My usual courteous self joined her, shook hands all around, cracked a couple of jokes with the guys and walked her to her car.

Heading back into the club, my usual courteous self walked up to the guys to greet them again. I noticed a new face this time and he had a girl on his lap. I hailed him first and stretched out my hand for a handshake and he retorted loudly, “I DON’T SHAKE HOMOSEXUALS LIKE YOU.” As the renowned spin doctor that I am, I laughed it off and said, “No wahala. Madam will do the greeting for all of us”.

And the girl on his lap got up, hugged me and I immediately turned to leave.

What happened next was like a scene outta an LGBTQ documentary. This guy raced up to me & held my stare at the entrance to the club screaming out expletives:


His girl tried to hold him back but he pushed her off with: “LET ME TEACH THIS FAGGOT A LESSON!”

I stood calmly watching him, with my champagne flute in my hand whilst he was screaming in my face.

And everyone stood watching without saying a word.

His friends finally dragged him to the parking lot but he was still cursing!

Someone ran in & called all my friends.

Long story cut short, I got a call that morning from high ranking officials with info about this guy plus his house addy in Texas.


Denrele ended the post with the question: “How would you have handled this?”

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  1. Mandy
    May 27, 06:22 Reply

    That guy is a closeted fool. If Denrele can, he should fuck the guy up. If there are any gay hookups in his history, any screengrabs, any videos, they should be leaked to humiliate the asshole.

  2. Kunle
    May 27, 06:28 Reply

    His yansh should be opened for us all to see. Investigate his life. Uncover all his shit. That’s what he should do.

  3. Mitch
    May 27, 09:14 Reply

    Unkul has some deep seated issues.
    Denrele isn’t the reason he has HIV.
    After all, na only wetin person get im dey use fire others.

    Yoozlezz idiotic uchu!

  4. Tahlee
    May 27, 12:39 Reply

    It’s not hard to see that the guy is suffering from immense internalized homophobia and actually stupidity. He wishes to be as original as Denrele is, but it breaks his heart anytime he realizes he can’t. Really stupid people everywhere

  5. Delle
    May 27, 14:18 Reply

    How would I have handled it?

    What Denrele did is basically what I would have done (am I supposed to push him away and then sink to the level he’s obviously swimming at? Let’s not forget the very huge possibility that he would break my flexible bones. Or are we going to ignore the fact that a lot of people there actually echo his sentiments but maybe are too hypocritical OR damn lily-livered to act on it?). So no, I won’t do shit.

    I’ll just keep mute, sipping my drink intermittently and watch him make a mess of himself whilst focusing intently on calming my beating heart.

    Oh but that won’t be the end of it. Uncle would get a taste of what I’m made of. Not in a club. Not in the glare of the public and definitely not with me shouting piss and scat in his face like some rabies infected Labrador. But he’ll definitely hear from me and it won’t be pretty.

    I’m not the cause of your IH, Boo. Don’t stain my white.

    He’ll get to understand this in a language very clear and succinct. You’re not the only one that’s having it tough with Nigeria.

  6. trystham
    May 27, 15:34 Reply

    Aswear, when he said ‘high ranking officials’, I couldn’t help wondering what parastatal he meant. I have come to the conclusion that it is ‘awon iya’, monitoring spirits extraordinaire.

    He got his 5 mins of fame. I would ignore knowing he is as queer as the rest of us.

    Its actually weird no gossip mag broke the news of the confrontation except Denrele himself.

    • Naijatgal
      May 28, 12:10 Reply

      This is a good thing, Denrele has been in the spotlight for decades, so I am sure he has strong connections in the right places.

      Its horrible how homophobic Nigerian media still is though, considering how much Denrele has contributed to the entertainment culture here.

  7. Cleo
    May 27, 15:41 Reply

    I really hate it when we know the harassed but not the harasser.

  8. Tony
    May 28, 07:35 Reply

    He should investigate the bitch!!

  9. Naijatgal
    May 28, 12:02 Reply

    I felt really bad about this…you are all right to suspect internalised homophobia.

    It would be best if Denrele used his connections to reveal this fool’s deepest darkest secrets.

    Damn…we just need a name and it will be ON!!

    *Sharpens claws*

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