Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Daddy Freeze is a broadcaster, an event compere and also a social media influencer. He is a controversial person with humor that draws attention. Most people have been hearing about the name Daddy Freeze, they know him but do not know much about his background.
For this reason, in today’s post, we will be talking about Daddy Freeze, his family, career, controversies and other important facts you should know about the broadcaster.
Before we go into the full biography of Daddy Freeze, let us take you through brief information about him.
Daddy Freeze Profile
|Full Name:||Ifedayo Lucian Olarinde|
|Date of Birth:||6th, May 1976|
|Place of Birth:||Cluj-Napoca, Romania|
|State of Origin:||Osun State, Nigeria|
|Nationality:||Nigerian and Romanian|
|Education:||University of Ibadan (Sociology)|
|Occupation:||Broadcaster, Media Personality|
|Net worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Social Media||@daddyfreeze Instagram|
Without much ado, let us go straight into Daddy Freeze biography and net worth, his age, children, wife, career, controversies and many more detailed information about him.
Daddy Freeze Biography
Ifedayo Lucian Olarinde a.k.a. Daddy Freeze was born on the 6th of May 1976 by a Nigerian Father and a Romanian Mother. He is the firstborn and has three younger sisters named Yetunde, Omolola, and Oluremi. His father is from the Yoruba extraction Osun state to be precise and his mother from Europe.
Daddy freeze owns a dual citizenship certificate as he wasn’t born in Nigeria, he was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania though he was brought back to Nigeria of which he spent most of his youthful age in Ibadan the Oyo State capital.
Just like every other person Daddy Freeze worked as a broadcaster and was well known for always criticizing Christian religious leaders with every opportunity he has to talk to people both on air and via social media.
He is the convener of the FreeTheSheeple movement in Nigeria and leader of the FreeNation in Christ virtual Church (social media). He and his fans have a different perspective about Christianity and also the practice of Christianity in Nigeria and in Africa.
His critics made him very popular though he already was a known broadcaster on Cool-FM Lagos Nigeria, he is a man of controversial taste and this has been getting him so much attention.
Daddy Freeze Education
At his young age, he had his elementary education at Ibadan and his secondary school education took place in the International School Ibadan.
As we stated that earlier that he spent most of his days in Ibadan a South-Western region of Nigeria. After his first school leaving certificate, he furthered his studies at the University of Ibadan having his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.
Daddy Freeze career started over 20 years now, as a common thing about people of Ibadan or people born and raised in Ibadan, they are very good with words, they can talk for a lengthy period and this really reflects in the life of Daddy Freeze.
He said and I quote “It’s not a job anymore, it’s a way of life. Put a microphone in front of me and I’ll start talking. Broadcasting isn’t what I do, it is what I am”.
He actually started his career when he was on a holiday to Romania, he was chanced to get his first radio gig in 1996 at Radio Galaxia in Romania which pans for three months.
It was when he accompanied his cousin named Gina who was the host of a Youth programme and this gave Ifedayo the opportunity to also start his career.
He got back to Nigeria the same year and got a job at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS Ibadan) where he spent 5 good years and being paid 1,500 Naira which was very small at that time but he was doing what he loves most.
Daddy Freeze left BCOS Ibadan and in 2001 he secured a broadcasting job at Cool FM where he also worked as a production officer, the fact that he already got the Job after school he was able to do his NYSC service also at Cool FM.
Working as a broadcaster at Cool FM gave him the opportunity to meet and interview A-List artists all over the world, the likes of Akon, Boyz 2 Men, Angie Stone, Sisquo, Joe, SWV, ASA, Caron Wheeler, Brian McKnight, Brick and Lace, Sean Paul, Wycleff Jean, Kool and also Nigerian top artists like Tuface Idibia, Dbanj, Charlie boy, and OLuchi Orlandi and many more.
He had a great connection meeting the world music stars and influencers in the world. This gave him an edge in his career and he is considered a successful broadcaster.
As we said earlier, Daddy Freeze isn’t just a broadcaster alone, he also participates in other media jobs, he acts as a host for some music concerts and comedy shows likewise anchored Nollywood movie premieres in Nigeria, Africa and ever overseas.
Daddy Freeze also acts as a judge on Star Quest alongside Paul Play Dairo KCEE a highly participated and very popular talent TV show in Nigeria. He hosted the show Coca-Cola Mega million for three seasons and also he has hosted some game shows and live telecasts for MLotto mobile lottery, The John Utaka Premier league Challenge, Multilinks Telcoms’ ‘Break the bank’ and so many more.
There is no doubt Daddy Freeze had a successful career and he is still balling at the time this article was published.
Awards & Recognition
For a person of his caliber, Daddy Freeze has gotten numerous awards and recognitions and this is due to his consistency in working as a media personality. Below are some of his awards:
- The Most Popular Radio Presenter by Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards – (2011)
- Radio Personality of the Year by Mode Men Awards – (2012)
- Best Radio/TV Personality by Nigeria Entertainment Awards – (2013 Nigeria)
- Favorite Nigerian On-Air Personality at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – (2014 Los Angeles)
Daddy Freeze has so many awards to his name, we have just selected few and also many recognition and deals.
Daddy Freeze Net Worth
Daddy Freeze current net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million, this is attributed to his hard work and consistency. For a person of Daddy Freeze age, his earnings are from salaries as a broadcaster and he is seen to be successful financially.
Family – Wife & Kids
The Daddy Freeze biography and net worth will not be complete without talking about his family, i.e. his love life and his children. You must have seen Daddy Freeze kids being flaunted on his social media pages, this shows that he is a father of (2) two kids.
With the kind of controversial life Daddy Freeze lives, one would think he has a wife and a happy family but the thing is, he is currently single.
Though, he had a collapsed marriage and claimed the marriage failed due to the fact that he was a victim of domestic violence. This raised a lot of brows as people started wondering how a man as physical and healthy as Daddy Freeze is being beaten up by a woman. He even shared photographic evidence to back this up.
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