Daddy Freeze, The leader of the Free the Sheeple movement, breaks his silence and reacts to the recent attacks that he received from Pastor David Ibiyome who cursed him called him a bastard from Somalia and threatened his to go after him for allegedly insulting his mentor Bishop David Oyedepo.
Pastor Ibiyome called Daddy a half-caste who doesn’t know his father, Daddy who is quite popular for having a way of getting under the skin of Nigerian preachers. He criticises their excesses and near God reverence bestowed to them by their congregations and Nigerians at large.
The ace broadcaster Daddy Freeze via his YouTube channel has reacted to Pastor Ibiyeomie’s racist insults, discrimination and threats to his life.
Freeze began in his response, “Even if you have a gun to my head, I’ll still speak the truth”
He said he was “devastated” by Pastor Ibiyeomie’s video because of the “content” and he went on to reveal what about the content troubled him.
Freeze said he didn’t insult Bishop Oyedepo as Pastor Ibiyeomie claims, but simply drew the religious leader’s attention to a part of the bible.
Freeze said: “Correcting the scripture is not an insult. Christ was criticized, Peter was criticized, Paul was criticized, even the Pharisees were criticized, so there’s no way you’re going to preach a message from the scriptures that you’ll not get criticisms.”
“I find it very devastating that just to get to me, Pastor Ibieomie will drag the whole Somalia nation. I’m very proud to associate myself with Somalians because they’re a beautiful people. It is hate speech to undermine them with derogatory words, like there’s anything wrong with the Somalians.”
Freeze also drew the attention of the public and the law enforcement agencies to the threat to his life.
He said: “Pastor Ibiyeomie, I don’t know if you realize that a threat to life is a criminal offence…. If anything happens to me, I hope you know who to hold responsible.”
He also condemned Ibiyeomie for undermining the broadcasting profession just to undermine his source of income.
Daddy Freeze said: “You went on again to undermine the noble profession of broadcasting. I’m a proud broadcaster for the last 25 years. I’ve dedicated my life to this beautiful, noble profession…”
He said he takes his children to the radio station to watch him work with the hopes that one or two would take over the profession. He added that broadcasting isn’t something to be ashamed of.
“I think you should apologize to every journalist, every broadcaster, for undermining our work,‘ Freeze told Ibiyeomie.
Reacting to being called a “half-caste” by the pastor, Freeze said the word “half-caste” is “racist” and he asked that Ibiyeomie apologizes to victims of racism.
On being called a “bastard” by Ibiyeomie, Freeze said: “You say I’m not my father’s son. I put it to you to prove who my real father is.”
He further questioned Ibiyeomie if his utterances are in “synchrony” and “symphony” with the teachings of Christ.