Popular Cool FM OAP Daddy Freeze is burnt by singer Etcetera‘s new article where he mocked celebrities and presenters. He didn’t mention names but we all knew he was talking about Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay and Freeze.
Read it below if you missed it:
“Imagine one female artist lying that she was a backup singer for Mary J Blige. How can she be a backup singer for such an international star and nobody saw any pictures or videos. Normally as an entertainer such materials could have been used to promote her brand. She also lied that she wrote a song for Fantasia that won a grammy. As I am confessing to you, nobody knows the title of the song. Thereâ€™s no credit to her on Fantasiaâ€™s catalog. A Nigerian singer said all these? Yes father….Her own lies are even small sef. Another female singer lied that Beyonceâ€™s father was her manager while she was in the US. No you must be joking! Haba Father, can I be lying to you during confession? My son, as a reverend father in this parish, I have seen so many strange things. When a man is possessed by the devil thereâ€™s nothing beyond him. And from what you have been saying, there is absolutely nothing beyond you entertainers. But go on, tell God more of these lies of yours.”
He went on to attack a presenter who gives outrageous charges for music promotion…
“There is this veteran presenter on the island that collects a million naira and two bottles of Jack Daniels and Black label and one box of cuban cigar from me. He also collects hampers and makes you promise to buy him a cake on his birthday. You mean he collects all these just to play a song? Yes father thatâ€™s what he charges. Jesus Christ of Nazareth, what about those musicians who canâ€™t afford to give him these things? Haa! If you canâ€™t afford it, then your songs wonâ€™t be played no matter how good they are.”
Freeze couldn’t stomach this blatant
exposure attack. See his reply to Etcetera in a recent interview with E24-7.below…
â€œEtcetera is someone who at a point in his life, was begging us (OAPs) to help him. When music didnâ€™t work out for him, he took to writing and he started to slander us. I think that is wrong. Iâ€™m not saying he should not make his money or impact through whatever means he chooses, but he shouldnâ€™t pull people down to raise himself up. I think itâ€™s a very cheap way of gaining publicity,â€.
On whether he thinks Etcetera is just pissed because presenters didn’t give his music enough airplay…
â€œI didnâ€™t succeed as a commercial musician, but that did not make me hate the presenters who did not play my songs. Youâ€™re one of the few people who know that I started out as a commercial musician. I attained my commercial success through other means. At the end of the day, I think when youâ€™re bitter, it just spills out one way or the other. Itâ€™s not like Etcetera is not a good musician, but he doesnâ€™t understand the market heâ€™s dealing with. Itâ€™s like trying to sell Amala at Buckingham Palace. Youâ€™re going to have a hard time doing that; itâ€™s going to be easier selling it at the Alafin of Oyoâ€™s palace. Music also contains the element of luck. Five musicians may sing the same kind of songs, and only one of them would attain a level of success.â€.
He takes a jab again at Etcetera’s career:
â€œEtcetera has to understand the dynamics of music. I know he was frustrated because to promote songs cost a lot of money these days because radio stations would charge, as well as some presenters too. It was frustrating for me too when I was a musician, but there are people who through that frustration have broken through. Iâ€™m glad that heâ€™s a writer but he should stop taking swipes at celebrities, and more importantly, he should work on his creative writing skills. I think with a bit more creativity, his writing style would be upgraded.”