MCM: Denola Grey (MALE BARBIE)


Denola Adepetun polpulary known as Denola Grey is a Nigerian Actor, fashion consultant, content creator and writer. he is from ogun state but grew up in lagos , he is 31 years old . He was born into a wealthy family of entrepreneur parents and three boys. 

 Grey attended Green spring Schools in Lagos State for his primary and secondary school education.  Denola’s secondary school education was at Adesoye College, a boarding school in Offa, Kwara state. After a year at Oxbridge Tutorial College, he proceeded to Baylor University, where he graduated with a degree in Media Business; he majored in Analysis of Media and Fashion Market. He worked as a fashion PR in New York before completing his National Youth Service Corp program.

Denola Grey is one of the astounding fashion gurus in Nigeria. He was nominated as one of the top three best-dressed male celebrities at the Africa Movies Viewers’ Choice Awards held on March 14, 2020. His photos and fashion designs are stunning and unique.


Growing up, Denola battled with depression for 20 years because of the feminine mannerism that made people call him Barbie. According to him, he tried to adjust to what society expected of him, but he felt he was empty doing that. The fashionista has gotten over feeling when people tell him he acts like a girl or as a woman. He revealed in an interview that being himself gives him much confidence, and he has come to accept the reality that he is half-female. 

Dénola Grey has a good history of working as a media and fashion consultant for brands. Everything about his fashion and media consultancy career started when he was an 18-years-old intern working at CMC in 2008. Grey worked for Fruition Image Consulting in 2010 as a PR manager. In 2012, he expanded his media consultancy skills at PRC Consulting, where he assisted in organizing the New York Fashion Week and a launch party for ACNE Paper magazine. In 2013, Grey worked at Walter Baker as the handler of the company’s social media activities and branding. After Grey worked with a Lagos-based fashion brand, ALARA Lagos, where he learned the rudiments of the fashion business, he started his brand.

In 2014, his career took a lift when he worked for EbonyLife TV, Bella Naija, and The Guardian. He recorded fashion tips for EbonyLife’s Fashion for men segment and wrote for BellaNaija and The Guardian as a fashion columnist. Later, he asked for a guest host on “EL Now.” In 2015, he was named one of the main anchors of the show. He also produced various fashion projects, like Glam Squad on Africa Magic.

Grey’s first acting role was in a series titled Castle & Castle, where he acted as Benjamin Castle alongside top Nollywood actors such as RMD, Dorcas Shola, Jude Chukwuka, and Blossom Chukwujekwu, and Eku Edewor.


He’s an image minister for LFDW and he works with Orange Culture.

Denola admires designs by Tom Ford, an American fashion designer. His fashion designs aim to accomplish Tom Ford’s exactness and concentration on detail. His love for color came from Mr. Banwo, his godfather, who has a fun way of playing with colors that intrigues Grey.

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