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You Know I'm Just Joking by Ayomide Tayo Freeze tribalistic views is an all time low for him

Freeze has said a lot of controversial things before but his statement about Igbo women is the worst.

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Freeze at the tallest residential building event in Lagos

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Today, I want to rant. Let's leave all the humour and jokes aside. This is something serious.

The veteran on-air personality Freeze is someone who I have respected over the years. Even with his antics online and politically incorrect views, I have respected him. I believe his arrogance is what makes him tick.

I don't have a problem with arrogant people. It is what makes them successful. I like when Mourinho takes jabs at Arsene Wenger. I like when Ronaldo celebrates with a cocky attitude whenever he demolishes a team. Great people are arrogant because they need it to push them to do great things.

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C. Ronaldo celebrating his second against Atletico Madrid

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One thing I can't tolerate is tribalism. It irks my soul and makes me angry. I can't stand someone who makes tribalistic comments and opinions and parades it as truth. Tribalism is worse than racism in my books. When you think you are better than someone because of his or her tribe, you are on the same level as a Nazi who killed Jews in the Second World War.

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Time out with Tee A


Over the weekend, Freeze not only agreed with an irrelevant tribalistic person that Yoruba men should marry Igbo women, he was bold enough to infer that Yoruba women were dirty, disrespectful and less homely.  It's silly statements like this that start ethnic cleansing.

I understand controversy for media attention but I don't get promoting tribalism to build your online brand. A mature person like Freeze shouldn't stoop so low and promote vile like this. Well, age has nothing to do with...

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Freeze's statement about Igbo women and Yoruba women

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Freeze is Yoruba and he is just saying this filth for attention which is sad. Has his career dipped for him to be insulting his tribe? Poisonous statements like this that further undermines the unity of Nigeria should not make it online.

Thankfully his colleague Dotun checked him with a brilliant Instagram post. In a normal society that is made up of sane people, Freeze won't have a job. There is no difference between what he said and a white man calling black people "niggers."

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Unfortunately, Nigeria is a tribalistic country. A lot of people low key support what Freeze said. As a matter of fact, this is not the first time I am hearing such rubbish.

The Yoruba demons and dirty Yoruba women beliefs are stupid concoctions from tribalistic minds. I am Yoruba and I will defend my tribe to the last. This doesn't mean I will say all Igbo men are ritualists or all Northerners are beggars.

I respect everyone's culture and way of life. I don't think Yoruba people are better than people from other tribes. We are all unique and we all have our beautiful customs.

It's sad that Freeze has lost these lines of reasoning because he wants to have the same followers as Nigerian video vixens on Instagram.

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