Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, has revealed that he discontinued attending church services after his pastor asked him to sit at the back due to his divorce.
During the latest episode of the Teju Babyface Deep Dive podcast, Daddy Freeze explained that after his divorce in 2014, his church’s pastor instructed him to no longer sit in the front row because he was now a divorcee.
Prior to his divorce, Daddy Freeze had been actively involved in church activities and programs, but he was immediately expelled after his marriage ended.
In response, Daddy Freeze made the decision to stop going to church altogether instead of merely hiding in the back row.
He shared that he began dedicating his Sundays to studying and researching the scriptures, which ultimately led him to recognize the flaws in many of the teachings of Nigerian churches.
Daddy Freeze said, “My marriage had always been troubled and in 2014 it came to an end. And I remember I used to do events in my church. The church minister used to pay me then to do events which I celebrated. At least, the pastor was not eating all the money, he was sharing with the people who were working.
“I was booked for an event that I used to do for the church, and I got a call that I should cancel it because of my divorce or pending divorce drama. And I was like, ‘Because I’m going through a divorce does that remove God from me?’ I questioned that too.
“Then the pastor came to my house and we had a conversation. He was like, ‘I’m not telling you not to come to the church but when you come to the church, sit at the back.’ And I was like what’s all this? So, that made me sit at home on Sundays. Instead of going to church and hiding, is it not better that I sit at home?
“So, sitting at home on Sundays now started feeding the holes in my brain.”