Ifedayo Olarinde, Nigerian OAP better known as Daddy Freeze, has come under intense criticism on social media platforms following a documentary he did on Hushpuppi, an Instagram celebrity.
On Thursday, the police authorities in Dubai shared footage of how Hushpuppi was busted in a special operation over cyber-fraud worth Dh1.6 billion (an estimated N168 billion).
He was arrested on June 10 — alongside his gang of 11 other Nigerians — for alleged crimes committed outside the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including money laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, impersonation, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft.
In the heat of criticism that trailed the Instagram celebrity for painting the country in a bad light, a video surfaced and went viral on social media wherein Daddy Freeze can be seen dining with Hushpuppi and his gang.
The OAP, who is know for habitually calling out pastors for “brainwashing their followers and collecting their money”, appeared to be running a documentary on the Instagram celebrity.
In the mini-documentary shot in 2019, Hushpuppi can be seen giving the radio personality a tour of his Versace palace in Dubai.
In one part of the footage, Daddy Freeze can be heard saying that Hushpuppi’s driver earned N700,000 monthly while tackling trolls who earned way less for having the effrontery to abuse him on social media.
“Hushpuppi’s driver is on N700,000 a month. People that are in the habit of dissing him are doing the job of a houseboy and getting paid N35,000. Yet, you go on Instablog to insult Huspuppi instead of begging him to employ your father as a driver,” he had said.
The video has since stirred outrage on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where users have tackled the media personality for his perceived double standards.
“If it is to abuse RCCG and Winners Chapel, Daddy Freeze would have been everywhere today dancing and singing like Dino Melaye. Today, he is silent. Not even a simple condemnation of fraud,” a Twitter user said.
“Let it be on record that Daddy Freeze who goes about criticizing everyone gave Hushpuppi a platform to showcase his ill-gotten wealth and even talk down on hard working men & women. It is also on record that Daddy Freeze ate from the proceeds of Hushpuppi’s crime; literally,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Daddy Freeze was eating and drinking with Hushpuppi, he would still use that same mouth to drag some pastors. Blood Hypocrite
— Fuegoleon. (@Waffirian_) June 25, 2020
If it is to abuse RCCG and Winners Chapel, Daddy Freeze would have been everywhere today dancing and singing like Dino Melaye. Today, he is silent. Not even a simple condemnation of fraud.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) June 25, 2020
Let it be on record that Daddy Freeze who goes about criticizing everyone gave Hushpuppi a platform to showcase his ill gotten wealth and even talk down on hard working men & women. It is also on record that Daddy Freeze ate from the proceeds of Hushpuppi’s crime; literally.Advertisement
— ROUVAFE (@IamRouvafe) June 25, 2020
On Daddy Freeze and His Chicken Diet(Thread)
Let’s not get carried away by the pictures of very important persons with Hushpuppi. Timi Frank, Dino and a host of others were also caught up in that snafu. Yes, the optics is bad but will this be the first time we are seeing pic.twitter.com/iUQPUjk6Dh
— Mazi Gburugburu (@Mazigburugburu1) June 26, 2020
Daddy Freeze Daddy Freeze when when he sees
Pastors he sees fraudsters
Like Hushpuppi pic.twitter.com/n8btdR0Fsd
— OONI OF ABUJA🔴 (@Deji_OoniAbj) June 25, 2020
Hushpuppi saying his driver collects more money a month than a local government chairman in Nigeria. His driver on 700k/month & cleaner 250k/month. Daddy Freeze giggling happily 😂 pic.twitter.com/ko56jUUxNy
— Elon Mosque (@That_IjebuBadoo) June 25, 2020
Daddy freeze is what the yorubas call ‘ALATENUJE’
When you see food, you begin to talk rubbish.
— Mayor of Abuja (@mayorabuja) June 25, 2020
'Instead make you beg Hushpuppi make e use your papa do driver'
And Daddy Freeze laughed. But I'm not surprised. Same character who defended extorting money from upcoming artistes before airing their songs.
— Nedu Ekeke #BBOG (@Nedunaija) June 25, 2020
So Daddy Freeze made himself a nuisance to the Body of Christ while dinning with fraudsters. See how it's all ending. I laugh in King James Version😂
— SpeakLife (@posjoel) June 25, 2020
I have learnt to be weary of 'crusaders', in the end they are just people serving their own personal interest.
After all the bashing,trading in absolutes with morality and decency, Daddy Freeze has his foot in his mouth now.
May pot of porridge not shame us, he is the son of Esua https://t.co/ESf4Xusgbj
— Dipo Oyewole (@DipoOyewole) June 25, 2020
Everyone who fraternised with Hushpuppi knew he’s an evil fraudster who can kill millions of people just to look good on IG.
None of them must be spared.
Including Daddy Freeze.
That Oke Mapo Larry King.
How do you attack pastors for fraud but celebrate Hushpuppi on your page? pic.twitter.com/QocQ0Uvi6A
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🛂 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 25, 2020
People like Daddy Freeze, Dino Melaye, Wizkid etc, celebrated Hushpuppi as if they did not know he was a billionaire fraudster. That's why so many young lads want to be like Hushpuppi. We need to stop celebrating Fraudsters.
— Tobi Samuel Snow (@iam_foleymessi) June 25, 2020
Daddy Freeze who is a lion when it comes to attacking pastors became camera-hypeman for HushPuppi.
Two type of frauds; different loyalties. https://t.co/v1C0Xd1LUE
— Asphodel | STOP RAPING WOMEN (@TheIfedolapo) June 25, 2020
I cannot follow anyone to gloat over Daddy Freeze. I knew from day one that he would undo himself with his own hands and mouth. I have never seen anyone thrive on attacking other people and calling them ugly names. You his disciples better not head into the same gutter with him.
— Uncle Sola (@solaadio) June 26, 2020
Daddy Freeze would discourage y’all from paying tithe then go and dine with a fraudster, eat rice and turkey and take tour of his house. By his logic aren’t both of them doing fraud?
A whole hypocrite and a half.
— Prince Chibuikem⚓ (@DiceyPrince_) June 25, 2020
Daddy Freeze was talking on IG about Female Circumcision & someone asked if he circumcised Hushpuppi ffs, my G lost it & locked his comments. You people do not rate the man who sacrificed himself on the cross to set you free from paying Tithe to your Pastor 😭😭😭
— King Nonny 👑 (@Zaddy_nomso) June 26, 2020
Daddy Freeze said people watching his video should beg Hushpuppi to employ their father as his driver.
🤦🏾♂️ Uba nzuzu.
— Ikenna Ronald Nzimora (@ronaldnzimora) June 25, 2020
The way Daddy Freeze is doing here is how so many Naija men behave next to rich guys. Talking for them, over interested in any nonsense they say, laughing like it's audition. Lol. https://t.co/xzGJvTUgOr
— T. Rankïn' ∆ 🏁 (@AfroVII) June 25, 2020
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