Wizkid is living my dream, Daddy Freeze reveals

Wizkid is living my dream, Daddy Freeze reveals
Daddy Freeze, Wizkid

Controversial On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has taken to his verified Instagram account to reveal that Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid is living his dream.

In a lengthy post, the OAP stated that he had always had the dream to become a globally recognized rap artiste but his parents were never in support.

"As a 17-year-old, all I wanted to be was a globally recognized rapper. My doctor dad and professor of law mum had other plans for me.

"They wanted me to be a doctor, but I wasn’t having it. With dreamy eyes, I gazed upon the primitive successes of rappers like Vanilla Ice, Mc Hammer, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Scarface, Naughty by Nature, Kriss Kross, Das EFX, Heavy D and Fushnickens.

“Back then in the early 90s, the Nigerian music industry was not very accommodating for rappers, as the then famous Benson & Hedges Gold N Tones did not feature a single rapper, instead we had the likes of Onyeka Onwenu and Mike Okri.

"Seeing that rap was a hard sell with groups like Junior & Pretty, Emphasis youth and a sprinkling of others struggling to break barriers, I diverted my attention to R&B and Pop.”

Daddy Freeze further hinted that he opted to become a broadcaster to promote his music.

He said, “In 1996, after a brief stint on the radio in Romania, I returned home and auditioned for a job with BCOS in Ibadan, hoping that through the radio I would be able to make contacts and promote my music.

"In 1997 I released my first single, ‘partners in crime’ with my good friend, who also happened to be another University of Ibadan rapper called Chucksie B.

"It was successful on the radio, but the success ended there.

"In the year 2000, I came up with another single titled ‘The Show’. I took it to CoolFM for promotion and ran into Olisa Adibua, who gave me a bit of promo, but was more interested in my radio exploits.”

The OAP said that he had to abandon his dream of becoming a singer after he got a job with COOL FM, then he began to live his dreams through artistes like Wizkid.

"In 2001 I was offered a job in CoolFM and my excitement to finally have an opportunity to pursue my music was short-lived, because, unlike BCOS, CoolFM was a 9-5 and they owned ALL my time.

"So slowly reality set in and my music dreams faded into oblivion. Now turning my full concentration on radio, I began to live my dreams through people like Wiz who have managed through unusual talent and perseverance, to bring to the light, what I dreamed of 30 years ago.

"Although my calling today is to preach the word of YHWH, I can’t help but say; ‘Good job Wiz, through you I have hugged Justin Beiber’. Super proud of you! I’m glad this happened in my lifetime."