Today 13th of June is media personality Denrele Edun’s 38th birthday. The renown OAP is marking the day with very artistic photos reminiscent of his campy style even as he writes various letters to himself in different Instagram posts.
One of the letters below:
I can’t believe you’re 38!
F***ing eight years older than a 30-year old.
TWENTY years older than your 18-year-old self. You’re freaking out!
But, you know what?
You’re also 38-years young.
I mean, the moment you hit 30, you stopped counting right? Wake up and smell the frigging Coffee!
Denrele, you no dey hear word!
About time you learnt that just because you haven’t been loved in the way you deserve, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve it.
That just because some people found it hard to love you doesn’t mean you’re not easy to love.
Love yourself so much that you don’t feel the wanting from loneliness.
Love yourself so much it doesn’t matter who broke your heart in the past or who breaks your heart next. Love yourself so much you become complete. Love yourself so much you stop accepting anything less than what you need. Love yourself so much you stop accepting any less even from yourself.
Look in the mirror. The person you see standing in front of you is the love of your life. Feed him just as much as you’ve fed the mouths who bit chunks out of you. Find the places from which they did, kiss them and let them heal.
Walk away from situations that make you unhappy. Anything or anyone that steals your lighter energy has no business being in your life.
Stop putting yourself down and selling yourself short. Speak to yourself in a kinder voice. You have the whole world inside of you.
Be grateful for your accomplishments and work for those you still yearn for. You got this. This year, tune out the voice that says you can’t.
Take care of yourself. No one else will do it for you. No one else can do it better.
Think about the curly haired, suffering little troublesome kid you once were. What would he say to you today?
What were the things he always wanted to have?
Would you treat him like you treat yourself now?
Do what makes you happy. It’s as simple as that.
Your life has purpose. Your story is important. Your dreams count. Your voice matters. Love yourself. Value yourself. Be yourself. The world needs you!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGELESS KID!
In another post he wrote;
HAPPY 38TH BIRTHDAY TO ME!
Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone.
But with that being said, being TRUE to that and being TRUE to my standards and my way of doing things in my ART and my CRAFT, Everything that has made me feel very different…in the end, it has made me the HAPPIEST!
The renown media personality no doubt had a lot to get off his chest on the occasion of adding another year. In yet another post he wrote:
As I step into my 38th year, I hope to continue practicing compassion for MYSELF first, knowing that it is the only way I can give it to anyone else.
I also want to take with me into my 38th year, an exhale of TRUST that I can continue to have the power to ground and center myself.
And that through this grounding, there will be a faith and fearlessness that will arise and fortify me in doing the work I am meant to do.
DENRELE • ●
Sometimes we wait for others to give us affirmation. To pat us on the back and tell us that we are doing a good job. This makes our worthiness and satisfaction in ourself directly tied to someone else’s approval. It also makes us forget to take care of ourselves.
This year, this life is about ME. I trust that the way I treat myself will benefit everyone around me.
You need to do this too.
Stop seeking approval.
Stop trying to make sure that everyone is OK.
Trust that everyone is better when you take care of yourself first. Don’t wait until it’s your birthday, start today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADENRELE OLUFEMI EDUN.
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STILL ON THE 38TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! People walk up to me and say, “Wow! You’re a lot finer in person. Pictures and the big screen don’t do you justice o!….” And then, there’s always the question of my sexuality; But hey, Everybody tries things and sees things and checks them out, and either walks away or walks further in. It’s life — it’s what people do! And do I ever question my sexuality? A resounding Perruzzing SLAPPY YES! I think everybody does, no matter who they are. Absolutely. I think it’s healthy to gain a perspective on who you are deep down, question yourself and challenge yourself; it’s important to do that! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY ADVENTUROUS VIVACIOUS EXPERIMENTAL DON’T-GIVE-A-FLYING-SAUCER-HOOT SELF! ● Outfit & Location: @tiannahsplacempire • Hair: @@benflashessylva • 📸: @segun_wealth #Denrele #DenreleAt38 #ManNoPause #38AndSlickerThanYourAverage
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