- BNaija season 6 winner, Whitemoney, opens up about his music career in a recent interview with BBC Igbo.
- Whitemoney discloses that he hasn’t started making money from music streaming but emphasizes that live performances contribute significantly to his income.
- The reality star turned musician acknowledges criticism, stating that he doesn’t sing to please detractors or critics, especially those who don’t financially support his musical journey.
The reality star and self-proclaimed singer disclosed that, as of now, music streaming hasn’t proven to be a lucrative avenue for him,
Whitemoney expressed his dedication to conveying a profound message through his songs, emphasizing that while he may not possess what some consider a ‘fine’ voice, his focus is on delivering meaningful content rather than conforming to conventional standards.
“The truth is singing has not started paying me; I do not get money from streaming, but I get money from performances. I do not have the best voice but I have a message and melody,” he said during the interview.
The reality star turned musician acknowledged the criticism he receives, including from those hired to evaluate his work.
However, he made it clear that his artistic expression is not intended to please everyone or cater to external opinions, especially from those who neither support nor finance his musical journey.
“People criticise me, even those paid to criticise me. What you need to know is that I do not sing to make you feel fine or please you because you do not feed me or fund my musical career,” Whitemoney added.
In other news, In an exclusive interview with Legit News, former BBNaija housemate Whitemoney revealed his ambitious goals, expressing a strong desire to make a mark in the Afro-highlife music scene and even set his sights on winning a Grammy award.
The reality star turned musician confidently stated that his most recent song, “Oyoyo,” is deserving of the prestigious honor.
Whitemoney, whose real name is Hazel Oyeye Onou, is not limiting himself to the world of music.