Freeze or Daddy Freeze, is a Nigerian
radio and television presenter, compere and social activist.
Full Name: Ifedayo Olarinde
Born: 6 May 1976
Birth place: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Residence: Lagos, Nigeria
Education: University of Ibadan
Famous as: Broadcaster, media personality
Years active: 1996–present
Parents: Smaranda Olarinde
Freeze was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother. Daddy Freeze spent most of his growing years in Ibadan, Oyo State, where he attended the prestigious International School. He also earned a degree in sociology from the University of Ibadan.
Freeze started his radio career in 1996 with the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), Ibadan and joined Cool FM in 2001 working in radio presenting, television and general entertainment. He is a senior broadcaster at Cool FM Lagos.
He is also an event compère. He hosted a string of music concerts, comedy shows and Nollywood premieres in Nigeria, Ghana and the United Kingdom.
He has also interview several celebrities in Nigeria mostly the entertainment sector.
Criticisms and controversies
Daddy freeze is Known to have criticize a lot of prominent Nigeria pastor on social media, mostly because of there lifestyle, tithing issues and many other religious issue he feel it not right.
He has also receive harsh criticism from the public for going against many Nigeria religious believes.
Awards and nomination
Freeze has been nominated for several awards and has also won a lot
2011 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards – Most Popular Radio Presenter
2012 Mode Men Awards – Radio Personality of the Year
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Radio/TV Personality
2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Favourite Nigerian On-Air Personality
City People Music Award for Male On Air Personality of the Year