Winner of Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’, Hazel Onou aka WhiteMoney, has revealed that he makes money from music shows and not streaming platforms.
The reality TV star and singer opened up on his music career during an interview with BBC Igbo. He said music is yet to bring him major revenue but his focus is on conveying a strong message.
White Money also said that although he does not have a good voice, he sings for himself and not to please people, especially critics.
He said; “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.
“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.”
It was reported earlier that White Money declared that his newly released song, Oyoyo deserved to win a Grammy award.
He added that he is focused on emerging as the next big thing in Afro-highlife. White made it known that he is seeking a career in acting to combine it to his growing music career as he has the talent to be a star in the movie industry.
The reality TV star also revealed that he currently has a few films in the works that will be out before the year is up.
In his words; “I have my hands in many pies. As much as I am pushing my music career, I am also testing the waters in acting. I believe I have the ability, talent, and charisma to be a top Nollywood superstar. I have a couple of movies in the works. Before the end of the year, they would hit the cinemas.”