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“Dwelling with poor people…will never make you rich” – Freeze on why he only does “Wealthy Activities”



AY LIVE Happiness Edition 2015 BellaNaijaFREEZE

OAP Freeze shared a photo of his watch on Instagram and explained to his fans why he only does wealthy activities and doesn’t associate with poor people.

He wrote:

I only do wealthy activities

The number one wealth killer is when a person of promise hangs out in places of poverty. Many times, people put themselves in poor places, which surrounds them with poor people. Get away from poor places if you want to avoid poor people. Dwelling along with poor people in poor places will never make you rich.

When I was a teenager, I used to play basketball with negative people in negative places. I constantly witnessed smoking, cursing, and other disrespectful behaviors every moment of the game. Even though I didn’t partake in their antics, I was still a product of my environment, which deeply affected my general performance in life.

Many people tolerate negative conditions like this. They don’t realize how much the subtle influence of gossip, violence, and drama impacts them. Moreover, if you’re not on prosperity, you’re in poverty. Find out how you can partake in wealthy activities. For me, instead of playing basketball, I started visiting luxury homes, jewelry stores and car dealerships. It changed my life.


  1. Finally!Finally

    February 21, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Otondo!!!! Mschewww!!!

  2. Natu

    February 21, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Ain’t this the truth!!!! This is reason why I surround my self around ambitious and hard working women. I can’t surround myself with people that have no plans for their lives. The kid has to be on forbes magazine one day.
    #mogul #leader #entrepreneur

    • Natu

      February 21, 2016 at 10:00 am


    • Kidkidkid

      February 21, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Your kid huh? How about you? Why have you not made Forbes list? What’s stopping you?

    • Natu

      February 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      hahahah lol you are so dumb!!!! you obviously don’t understand urban lingo(language) lol

    • BabyDee

      February 21, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Errrrm…. Kidx3, she was referring to her self in the 3rd person.


    • Natu

      February 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      my kid?? you obviously don’t understand urban lingo. girl bye. I am talking about myself. Natu will make the forbes list for youngest entrepreneurs in Africa!!!
      #mogul #bosslady

    • ao

      February 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm


      The phrase,”the kid” is a form of speech that one uses to refer to himself\herself in the third person. It is not a reference to one’s actual child.

    • madamnk

      February 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      “surround myself around”.
      This your english na die

    • Manny

      February 21, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Lmao “surround myself around” . Coming from international Natu that went to an international school and has lots of international friends.
      O ga ju

    • MUMUNAT(U)

      February 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      See who dey call person dumb! OKPE No.1!! “surround myself around” Hahahahaha #mumunatu!

    • Mumunat

      February 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      This is reason why I… I like the name Mumunat. From today, that is your name on this blog. Cos you be real mvp of mumu. Mumunat too too know!

  3. Tracy

    February 21, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Riiiiiiight……..and that is why you are an agbaya OAP instead of a captain of Industry like your mates. You still have a poverty mentality because you mistake the things you HAVE for the things you DO.

  4. Anon

    February 21, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Ode, so by working in a rich man’s house and serving his friends will make me rich. Dont work hard be waiting for handouts. Long throat.

  5. Nahum

    February 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Abasi….Egbon Freeze you can be a social climber as much as you want, it won’t change the outcome. Poor people are not diseases to avoid. Some of the beauty in the world can be found in the poorest areas. The true key to success is an open mind and heart. And it is this mentality that will ensure that you never make it to the top. You spend all your money on expensive watches so that you can “keep up with the Joneses”, did you ever think that if you had gone to a poor area and invested in the ingenuity of a poor person, you just might be the next Bill Gates? No, you are too busy social climbing. Let’s see how far it takes you. Oponu

    • D

      February 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Well said!! Some people will remain poor in their minds regardless of how much material wealth they amass.

    • Bella

      February 22, 2016 at 8:59 am

      God bless you for this your comment o. How can hanging around poor people make you poor. Yes I understand that you have to surround yourself with positive minds and characters that build, but who said that poor people have no value to add to anyone ‘s life. Being poor is a circumstance that can be overcome, can we take time to see and think and be kind to those less fortunate than us, they are also human beings. That watch that you spent, if that is how you value your life, continue, for some of us, we will always take a look back at where we came from and see if we can make a difference whilst moving forward! Abeg – what kind of useless person be dis!

  6. bruno

    February 21, 2016 at 9:35 am


  7. Bleed Blue

    February 21, 2016 at 9:51 am


    “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.”

    – Patrick Meagher

    • ramat

      February 21, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I was going to quote this! #chopknuckle

    • Dr.N

      February 21, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      You are fabulous

    • Blueberry

      February 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Preach sister!

    • R.A

      February 23, 2016 at 9:20 am

      He buys watches to show off, while others make the watches and are millionaires. So much for rich mentality

  8. Nahum

    February 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Just to clarify, as long as you are a voracious consumer, you will never be wealthy. If you spend all your money buying nice things, you won’t have any money to actually invest in business. This is the difference between rich people and wealthy people. Rich people consume products, wealthy people make the products that are consumed. So Freeze next time you drop money on one of those watches, think about it.

  9. Lala

    February 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Some people can be so stupid, what an attention seeking dunce how is he still employed with the crap he normally talks he should have been sacked by now at least toke makes money with all the attention she gets, this one its only to ass kiss rich people and spend his salary on watches can’t stand this ode

  10. Dongagaleo

    February 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    It does not take away from the fact you have a very poor mentality. If he said surround yourself with ambitious people, it would be a different story.
    People don’t choose to be poor. Nobody wants to be poor. And the poor people are human beings too. Who makes all this people that lack simple humility rich in Nigeria?
    Always, always remember nothing lasts forever. Absolutely nothing!

  11. kay

    February 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    But if you’re poor and do not have access to wealthy substances nko? Abi ki lon se man yi?
    This thing you’re preaching are ‘insect eyes’ (oloju kokoro).
    What happened to hanging out with God fearing children? You wanted to do big boy abi? You should have visited the library more often.
    Follow your mate to the library, church, volunteer, etc and not show rooms, luxury homes etc.
    What do they teach at showrooms and luxury homes?

  12. madman

    February 21, 2016 at 10:51 am

    What makes you rich or poor is your mind. Nothing material per se.

  13. sis

    February 21, 2016 at 11:06 am

    And that is why agbaya freeze plagiarised the text word for word without telling us he copied it. My dear freeze is too unintelligent and POOR to come up with something like this. Oga no one wants to be assocaited with you

  14. lotus flower

    February 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Why is he throwing poor people under the bus? Not all of them are lazy and unambitious. At the same token, not all rich people are hardworking, industrious, or ambitious. Doesn’t Freeze know that many of them are living off of inherited wealth? He sounds quite unintelligent.
    In his mind, wealthy activities include visiting luxury homes and car dealerships…lol. Freeze, that statement alone shows that you are still living in poverty!

  15. Jaygirl

    February 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Who is this one?

  16. Feyi

    February 21, 2016 at 11:15 am

    And upon all your famzing and trying to feel among you are still a broke-ass negro. O ma se o

  17. beast

    February 21, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Shallow approach to life! Do you think you are ‘comfortable’ because you have worked the hardest or had the smartest ideas? You say avoid poor people as if every poor person chooses to be poor or as if poor people are not in a continuous struggle to elevate themselves. Freeze not everybody is open to the same opportunities as you are, trust me 90% of poor people are genuinely struggling to leave the life they are currently living. segregating them only makes them feel terrible. I think it should be the other way around, I think the wealthy just like you should be around them to educate them on how their poverty can be alleviated. educating them about birth control, importance of education etc. Instead showing your gross ignorance about achieving success. There is a popular model who makes headlines everyday in the last month not because she worked hard or rubbed shoulders with the elite or had any billion dollar idea but because she was lucky! So my dear Freeze there is no hard and Fast rule to achieving success. You need to FREEZE your tongue sometimes, you will be doing your society a lot of good.

  18. beast

    February 21, 2016 at 11:19 am

    who has made headlines*** errors!! gosh!!

  19. Ada

    February 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Please can someone help me educate Mr Freeze that the rich smoke weed and curse even more!

  20. chichi

    February 21, 2016 at 11:33 am

    There is some element of truth in what he says, but the way he says it with his comparisons is 100% wrong. A shallow mind reading this will take it and go broke trying to be rich, hanging in those places without a dime. Its really about the mind frame, don’t distract yourself with things that will keep you getting further and have conversations with people who are already on their way to or are doing great things. There are people doing charity work on top of their full time jobs, these people are just as inspiring as those working hard to buy a Bentley. In my opinion, your environment doesn’t stop you, you should use it to push you and mind the company you keep for sure, choose the people that get excited about changing things and business over the gossipers. I swear this guy is very misinformed, so playing basketball is bad? He is so mixed up and his shallowness is beyond a joke, maybe he means well but his articulation in getting a point across sucks.

  21. guess

    February 21, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Insignificant “kpim”!

  22. Vidavi

    February 21, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Oga of all mumus…if you lose it all tomorrow, these people who you have been so busy hanging out with will lose your number.

  23. zinka

    February 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

    He sounds like someone who was born into a very poor background now he has seen wealth and he thinks he has seen it all. I perfectly understand his mindset. Someone like him will forget his background and not keep in touch with people from his past. I have a friend like him.

    • Debbie

      February 22, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      I am positive this guy has serious daddy issues. Knowing him from his days in ISI and UI and BCOS Radio Station then…. I am not surprised

  24. Eepppp

    February 21, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    God help this man. What a neurotic being!!

  25. guest

    February 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    This guy always sounds like such a coconut head hahahahahahaha…. owning overpriced watches and talking on a radio show has now made you successful. If that is the measure of success then damn! Good luck being a stuck up asswipe, just remember that when all is said and done, rich and poor alike will end up in the grave.

  26. ElessarisElendil

    February 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    What makes this hilarious is the rich think he’s poor, so if they apply his logic he’ll still be stuck with the poor anyways.

  27. Olu

    February 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    This guy will never truly be happy. Spending all his money to be able to hang around people he considers rich.
    Real wealth comes from empowering people. .like TYBello just did to Olajumoke. The young lady will forever be grateful to TY.
    Nuff said

  28. Onetallgirl

    February 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Sometimes you need to experience poverty or be around poor people to learn a lesson about humility and saving money. Freeze is a fool!

  29. Mama Caro

    February 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    This guy is delusional , but if this works for him, then fine, and Cool FM will continue to allow this sort of person preach on Sundays, I don’t listen to cool FM anymore cos this guy is rubbing off on exclusive and Kayla. Which isn’t good, he makes sense sometimes, he doesn’t care, so y should we bother.

  30. TushTush

    February 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Mocking the poor is bad! Nothing last forever!!

  31. Jamie

    February 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    But he spoke the truth, surrounding yourself with poor people only makes u poorer

  32. Tade

    February 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Opeyemi, must you come here to insult this man again? After he gave you wonderful half caste children to dilute the extreme ugliness in your paternal genes you can still run him down? In fact you are wicked

    • femfem

      February 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I guess you are his new ‘wife’. Pele ooo iyawo oko.

  33. o

    February 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Gigolo Oshilaja!!! .No wonder, you keep spending so much on watches just to prove to yourself you aren’t poor, sorry ooo. You are poor in personality and mentality. Shior!!!!

  34. truthbetold

    February 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Open letter to Mr. Freeze. Please use some of your money to save your hair.. that is one. Two since you left your wife you have been sounding like an Idiot sniffing hydraulic. You are now the laughing calabash of the radio industry but you seem no to know it. What a fool at 60. Bella please post this so that this okoko can wake up from his pitiful slumber

  35. Me

    February 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I would rarely call anyone ugly, but this guy has earned it. He is UGLY, both in and out. What a joke! What beats me, is what sort of girl would decide to settle with him, especially after what he did to his wife and the mother of his kids. A very FOOLISH woman indeed his new girl must be, and that too, is a word I don’t use often.

    He’s neither a very smart nor wise man and he is oh so arrogant. I can’t even start to imagine what an ordeal it would be, to be tied to someone like this in marriage. I congratulate his ex-wife who is now free from this mess of an individual. Embrace it girl – spread your wings and soar…

  36. SmartC

    February 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Freeze or whatsoever you call urself, you humanly shallow in thinking. imagine what you call riches. spending time in luxurious places, visiting jewelry stores and so on… that won’t take you far
    having total negligence of the poor shows that you too detest riches. u’ve got to rethink and reshuffle your mindset about that. its inhumane of you.

  37. Kk

    February 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I can bet freeze have nothing aside those his gifted Wrist watches. And if they stop giving him gifts, he’ll concentrate on being an OAP.

  38. M&

    February 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    So many fabulous lessons to be learnt from this write up. let me summarize…clears throat: 1) being poor is always negative, being rich is always positive. 2) playing basketball is a negative activity that breeds poverty, visiting jewelry and car shops is a positive activity that breeds wealth. 3) smoking and drug use is restricted to poor people, who by lesson 2 always indulge in poverty breeding activities such as playing basketball. kudos! I didn’t believe it before but now I’m starting to get convinced that Freeze’s brain may actually be Frozen.

    • fleur

      February 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      You forgot to end with “so who’s buying all that coke et al in lagos because last time we checked poor peeps did not even have enough for local moonshine aka ogogoro.” The problem here is an uncommon disparage with the circumstances of his birth and upbringing. Self hate. I bet you if he could change his past, he would wipe it out. Also, i’m betting that he does not allow his company see/meet his parents or relatives. By his own words, the rich should not allow him near them so his poverty mentality and -stricken pockets (relatively speaking) don’t rub off. I did not know poverty was a physical smear. You learn new things every day. #frozenbrain, I have a theory. Your wrist watches are gifts from artists and others seeking airtime. They come to you and that is the bribe you ask for- a wrist watch. Otherwise showus why any one in their right mind will pay you enough to afford one of those watches when you are incapable of meaningful talk

  39. czar

    February 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    @ tracy n how many industry are u captaining. hang out with d rit successful people u will b successful, dangote n otedola are best of friends. wen we use to visit my uncle the kids wont play with us bcos popsi brought us in his old blue 504. they wont even want us in their swimming pool but wen other rich unrelated family members come around I see the reactions in their face n it hurt knowing u dont get play with bcos ur parents are broke

    • Nahum

      February 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      At your age, this thing still dey pain you? Grow up! Make sure you are a success and keep your distance from those cousins.

  40. Ayishaaa

    February 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Hmmmmm… This is a clear example of “empty vessels make the loudest noise”

  41. Demilade

    February 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    He is not mocking the poor, hanging out with poor minded fellows ruins ur mentality

  42. Iris

    February 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Lmfao Freeze’s mouth can miss road for Africa. Many times i sort of see what he’s trying to say but his delivery is just off. He sound so normal on the radio but outside the things he says…LOL. First it was the watches, then his wife, and now this.

  43. Amy

    February 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Can we please stop making radio and Tv hosts feel like their jobs are more important than those of other regular professionals? This one is obviously not very intelligent and I hope Nigerian youths are looking offshore and onshore for positive role models. Btw who cares what your watch looks like? Or what brand? Oprah went to the poorest places in SA and picked promising poor kids and anyone can read up where they are today. Did that turn Oprah into a poor woman?

    He obviously believes played basketball is not as fruitful as window shopping in car dealerships and jewelry stores? Do folks remember Hakeem Olajuwon and has this uneducated radio guy ever heard of the multi billion $NBA league in the USA? I’m sure everyone in his lineage is poor or at least working class. Why this sudden disdain by “money-miss road” beneficiaries of a failed system for the poor? A lot of people who are poor in Nigeria today are there because of air headed thinking and lack of depth coupled with greed as shown by his statement. Has hanging around poor malaria areas made Bill Gates poor?

  44. Amy

    February 21, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I apologize for my typo. ” he obviously believes playing basketball “…

  45. Ferrari

    February 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Now I believe his wife used to beat him up because if this was my husband who said something like this I will get him well beaten

    • bruno

      February 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      yes domestic violence against men should be encouraged.

      I hope u will say the same thing to rihanna or monalisa chinda when they makes a dumb statement.

      the tone of ur comment, u sound so proud and confident in ur stupidity.


  46. Miss E

    February 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Dis freeze is de most useless albino I have ever seen and to think dat cool fm still keeps him as OAP is disgusting

  47. Ada

    February 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Freeze stop always trying to be relevant. No one even remembers you until you write some rubbish. My friend open the ground and enter joor. Wanna be

  48. honeymix...

    February 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    This guy is just something else. Being poor is a mentality, you can have all the riches in the world but still be poor in your thinking and ways and vice versa. Bluff. Bluff.. Bluff… Wee you common keep kwayet.

  49. Ada_ugo

    February 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Urggghhhh…. I cringe at his warped mentality. All this watch flashing and visiting luxury homes, how revolting. And who the hell is he to look down on poor people anyway? Who does he think he is?

  50. hezekina pollutina

    February 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    He’s trying to say something….not sure what! Silly person.

  51. femfem

    February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I hope he is paying for his kids. School fees etc

  52. Chiefo

    February 21, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    This is an excerpt from

    I guess he forgot to mention that

    • fleur

      February 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm


  53. Ariere

    February 21, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Its sad how we as a society make Celebrity out of Awful, nasty people like this Man.
    Who is he again?, a non-entity that is!

    I wouldnt have had an issue if he said hanging iut with poor people who arent ambitious will set u back, but he had to ostracise the entire social class.

    Mr. Freeze, ur not different from a Dictator or Terrorist nd i know if ubre given the opportunity, u will gun down every poor person u see along the way.

    I like to see how u will live ur pathetic life if every poor person under ur employ resigns or boycott their services toward u. U may think ur rich, u really aren’t. God doesn’t give real true wealth to people of ur type. The world is a better place Cus Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah never accomadard a mindset like yours. Its no wonder ur not and never will be wealthy as they re or even ur Boss.

    If i were one of those rich friends of yours who u do Yes man, tail and suckle from, i would have ended that friendship as soon as I read this fifth CUs ur words clearly show who u actually are: an empty human being who has nothing to offer but the prices of his watches.

    Mr. man better receive maturity and common sense. No Poor person enjoys bn poor. They re oppressed already by society without ur tactless reasonings.

  54. prince

    February 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Mr Freezer lemme sum you up in three words: ARROGANT IGNORANT and STUPID. Like a commentator said your brain is FROZEN. idiot

  55. P.O

    February 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Paul O of Total stop coming here to post as Amy we know know you too well! Lol

  56. Prince

    February 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Mr Freez I wish you well. But don’t forget that you can also be like d poor one day. That’s a very childish talk.😔😔

  57. John

    February 21, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Take no notice of the above comments, they are from freeze’s bitter and embattled ex. Opeyemi. She is deeply troubled and had a violent past full of molestation and child abuse when she was a child. This has messed her head up really bad. Poor her

    • Sippingtea

      February 22, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Freeze na you be this? Hahahahahaha… I commented above. And no, I’m not “Opeyemi” as I’m sure many of the people who commented aren’t her. People are commenting negatively because you are always sounding so condescending and vapid. It has nothing to do with your ex wife. Money isn’t everything, your expensive watches won’t last forever. Your riches won’t last forever either. Poor people can become rich and vise versa. Poverty is not lack of money, it is a lack of knowledge and wisdom. From the type of comments you often make, you are very poor and if I go by your philosophy, I wouldn’t be around poor minded people like you. You need to grow up.

  58. Pete

    February 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Daddy Freeze is right ignore haters

  59. Omoté

    February 21, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Abeg nah who him don help?????? You’ve got so little n yet you think you’ve got it all. This Freeze guy just rubs me d wrong way abeg.

  60. nene

    February 22, 2016 at 12:45 am

    this man is the most stupid and foolish person. how can you say such a thing? does anybody want to be poor? does anyone pray to be poor? if u have reich friends that’s good, but that doesn’t mean u don’t associate with poor people, especially if you’re also poor. ust be around ambitious people. anyone who craves to be around rich people is a greedy, selfish social climber, and people like that never make money because they live off money they get from rich people. you need to have pride in yourself and be kind to others, and u will attract the best people into ur life.

  61. TheRealBoss

    February 22, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This is the original article, he obviously is not educated enough to know what plagiarism is

    Check out point number 4..

  62. Moyo

    February 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    This man has foot and mouth disease. He opens his mouth and puts his foot in it

  63. Debbie

    February 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm


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