'I Will Receive Grammy Award Next Year - Whitemoney

I Did It Because Of Poverty

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Former Big Brother Naija reality show winner and singer, Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly called WhiteMoney, has said that he decided to go for the BBNaija show because of his financial status.

The reality TV star revealed that poverty pushed him to audition for four times in a row and he won the fourth time.

Sharing his life experience in an interview with Chude Jidenowo, Whitemoney revealed that he did not attend a tertiary institution.

He said, “The highest educational qualification I have is O’ level, National Examination Council (NECO), that’s all I wrote. I didn’t write WAEC, JAMB, nor have any degree.”

He also explained that foreign movies improved his vocabulary without sound English.

He said, “I hate reading, but I love to listen, so I watch a lot of movies and emulate how they talk, and it impacted me. If I am to act the role of someone with an American accent, I have to watch five Black American movies.

“By the time I’m done with them, it automatically programs in my head against the shoot the next day. It helps me fine-tune my English, and how to read contracts and sign them. I stopped at NECO because that was where the money stopped.”

The young entrepreneur insisted that school simply provides theoretical aspect of things but experience from life have a great impact In shaping how far a person will eventually end up.

The biggest teacher any man can have is experience. The second teacher anyone can have is life, and the third is people, not even your parents.

“You need life, people, and experience to become a better person in life. School won’t give you that experience you need,” he added.


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