Cool FM OAP, Ifedayo Olarinde popularly known as Freeze has taken to his Instagram page to respond to allegations earlier made by his ex-wife, Opeyemi Olarinde in an exclusive interview with BellaNaija earlier on Saturday.
Freeze wrote, “You gave me the worst union a man could ever have, the worst marital nightmare ever, yet I thank you for it, because if I hadn’t tasted a bad union, I won’t ever be able to appreciate a wonderful one.”
In the phone interview with the online lifestyle magazine, Freeze’s ex-wife who he had earlier accused of physically assaulting him while they were married, spoke extensively on the circumstances that led to the end of their marriage.
Opeyemi said, “He is the only man I’ve ever known for that long, so I didn’t exactly know how to handle what happened to me. There was no go-to book or counsellor; my not responding then was me broken, confused and lost. He used to beat me and put her on speaker phone and say “look I’m beating her and she has refused to leave” then she would scream at me to get out of the house. But I didn’t have anywhere to go”.
She added, “My son has a kneecap that was broken when he tried to cover me when his father was beating me. He is just learning how to walk properly again and started playing football in January.”
Opeyemi told the magazine that she chose to stay silent because she had no idea how to handle the situation and she put the interest of their kids above all.
She said about the kids, “He cursed my son for covering me up while he was hitting me. My kids are in a much better place now and are happy. We live in a better situation and a more positive environment.”
Listen to the full interview here:
Opeyemi claims her decision to speak at this time is as a result of two social media accounts @andelasmith that have been raising allegations against Freeze in the past week. The account accused Freeze of “coveting other people’s wives“. She said, “I have no idea who the person is behind the Twitter account, but I am not a coward and if someone has come out with 100% truth of what happened, then I will speak up. A stranger can’t be fighting for me and I’m quiet, so I decided to come out and say yes it is true”.
In an attempt to further clarify the situation, Freeze took to Instagram Live where he addressed fans, reiterated his innocence and even called his father to corroborate his claims. In the phone call, Freeze’s dad simply asked him to let go of the situation and stay patient.