Biography of Denola Grey
Denola Grey is a freelance fashion Consultant, writer, media consultant, actor, and a full-fledged model of his own. His fashion designs are stunning and unique which brings him more popularity and revenue. He was born on the 13th August, 1990 in Lagos Nigeria. This is same place where he grew up and started his career even though he is originally an indigene of Ogun State. He has lived in certain cities in which New York is not an exception. He’s fluent in speaking English as a language. Just like every other celebrity that has personal lifestyle, Denola is not an exception. His kind of music includes; Dah niel, Rihana also R&B. Movies includes; The Untold Story, Stewie Griffin, Iron Man, TV shows; NIP, Tuck TV, Samatha Who?, Despearate Housewives, Favorite books include; The Harry Potter Series, Tell me Your Dreams, The firm, Favorite sports include Sasha D.Karic. His real birth and legal name given to him by his parent is Denola Adepetun. Denola Grey was born with a silver spoon, He was fortunate to come from a rich family of entrepreneur parents alongside three male siblings. While growing up Denola Grey attended Green Spring School in Anthony, Lagos State. He started his primary and Secondary school education there. However, part of his secondary school education was at Adesoye College, a boarding school in Offa, Kwara State. After graduating from Adesoye College he proceeded for higher education, he spent a year at Oxbridge Tutorial College, before he moved to Baylor University where he graduated with a degree in Media Business, from there, Denola majored in Analysis of media and Fashion market, where he discover his passion and potential for fashion.
Denola was nicknamed Barbie when he was in secondary school because he wasn’t masculine and didn’t participate in activities as other boys did. All of that lasted but for a while, he never gave up and these challenges didn’t hinder him from chasing his goals in anyway. Though he tried to fit into society, he felt he was empty doing that, according to him he has now gotten over that feeling. Revealing in an interview that being himself gives him much more confidence, insisting he has come to accept the reality that he is half female or whatever they call him. . He started his fashion and media consultancy professional career at the age of 18 as an intern working at CMC in 2008. Two years he started working with fruition image consulting in 2010 as a PR manager. Well, Denola Grey is also an actor as aforementioned above, he has acted several movies and has starred in some several movies and has starred in some popular movies in Nigeria. His first acting role was in a series titled Castle & Castle, the role came after the Ebony Life production invited him for the audition. In the series he starred as Benjamin Castle alongside some top Nollywood actors such as RMD, Dorcas Shola, Jude Chukwuka, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Eku Edewor. According to him he has rejected several movie roles because he never saw himself as an actor then. However, he decided to give Castle & Castle a shot because of the offer he got. In the same year Denola Grey still played the Venya in a Nollywood comedy show called “Bling lagosians”, He has produced various fashion projects including “Glam Squad” airing on Africa Magic. In 2012 Denola Grey starred in D.O.D (Day of Destiny) Nigeria’s first Sci-fi, fantasy time travel feature film, alongside Olumide Oworu, as part of a two-handler lead. The film starred some big names including Ireti Doyle, Broda shaggy, Toyin Abraham, Blossom Chukwujekwu and Ini Dima-Okojie simultaneously he has worked on season 2 of Castle & Castle which has been licensed exclusively to Netflix. That same year, Denola Grey has already started expanding his media consultancy skills at PRC consulting, where he assisted in organizing the New York and a launch party for ACNE paper magazine. In 2013 he worked at Walter Baker as the handler of the company’s social media activities and branding. During that period he worked with a Lagos based fashion brand known as ALARA Lagos. The same place he learned the rudiments of the fashion business and later decided to start his brand. In 2014 he had a positive turn around in his career and a spike in his fame as well, in the same year he was able to work for top brands like Ebony Life TV, Bella Naija and The Guardian as a fashion Columnist, shortly after, he asked for a guest-host on “EL-Now”. In 2015 he was named one of the main anchors of the EL Now.
One thing is certain; Denola Grey has grown into becoming one of the most successful Young Fashionista’s in Africa. He admires designs by Tom Ford, an America Fashion Designer who inspires him according to him, he strives to accomplish Tom Ford’s exactness and concentration on detail, in his designs, another person that influenced Denola Grey’s color combination is his grandfather Mr. Banwo. Apart from being the Brand ambassador for Lagos fashion Week (LFW) He has worked with orange culture. Similarly, he works with other top brand which contributes to his revenue and streams of income in 2020. He was nominated as one of the top three best dressed male celebrities at the Africa Movies Viewer’s Choice Award that same year.