By Ene Onoja
Popular on-air personality, Denrele Edun, clocked 38 on Wednesday.
The OAP, known for his eccentric fashion style and personality, flooded Instagram with a series of photos of him striking different poses in Toyin Lawani-inspired ensemble to mark his new age.
Denrele, in the note, expressed his delight at turning a year older today as he disclosed the secret behind his success in the entertainment space, hinting at “Love, love, love”.
The “ageless kid” told himself “Your life has a purpose. Love yourself. Value yourself. The world needs you!” while touting his numerous accomplishments.
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!