Hazel Oyeze Onou, commonly known as Whitemoney, the winner of Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eyes season 6 has revealed that he still does not own a business.
Big Brother Naija 2022 began with 24 housemates and ended with only four competitors at the finale. Whitemoney was the season 6 reality show’s winner.
Many people expected Whitemoney to invest his winning prize money in a restaurant, but she chose music instead, which many followers despised.
In response to the criticism that has accompanied his decision to pursue music, Whitemoeny stated that criticism is good for business.
“CRITICISM IS THE CAUSE OF SOME PEOPLE’S SUCCESS. DO YOU COMPREHEND? CAN YOU IMAGINE IF EVERYONE HATES ZAZU? WILL HE STAY? SO I’LL SAY CRITICIZE ME AND YOU’LL JUST PUT ME ON TOP. “I’M DOING WHAT I’M DOING FOR FUN AND MONEY.”
“YOU’RE USING YOUR DATA TO CRITICIZE ME, AND I’M CASHING OUT.” THE MORE THEY STREAM, THE MORE THEY CRITICIZE. WHEN YOU CONDEMN SOMETHING, OTHERS WILL CHECK IT OUT, AND YOU ARE ADDING TO MY STREAMING NUMBERS,” SAID THE BBNAIJA STAR.
Whitemoney addressed why he has yet to open a restaurant during a press conference.
It is not enough, he claims, that he is not a celebrity or a reality star; he has also been unable to obtain a space in Lekki with the N30 million he won on the reality show.
“COOKING IS A LIFESTYLE THAT HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A PEOPLE’S STRATEGY.” THAT’S HOW I GREW UP. I AM STILL COOKING TODAY. NOBODY COOKS MY FOOD, AND NOBODY CLEANS MY HOUSE EXCEPT ME. I DO EVERYTHING ON MY OWN. THAT’S MY WAY OF LIFE.”
SO, OPENING A PUBLIC COOKING SPOT WILL COST YOU MILLIONS OF NAIRA. NOT EVEN MY WON MONEY CAN GET YOU A SPACE IN LEKKI. I WON N30 MILLION AND LEKKI SPACE IS NEARLY N100 MILLION. I DON’T HAVE THAT MONEY…”
“I’VE BEEN COOKING IN MANY COUNTRIES. I’VE EVEN BEEN A JUDGE ON COOK-OUT SHOWS AND DONE PRIVATE COOKING FOR FAMILIES. AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, WINNING OFFLINE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WINNING ONLINE. Winning online will not pay your bills. I WON AN OFFLINE COMPETITION. WHITEMONEY added, “IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU’LL KNOW I PULL CROWD OFFLINE AND NOT ONLINE.”