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The man called Whitemoney and his Journey to Stardom



Hazel Oyeze Onuo popularly known as Whitemoney was one of the Big Brother Naija Season 6 “Shine ya Eye”  housemates who graced our screens on the 24th of July 2021.

As soon as he stepped into the house, he became very controversial as people compared him to a rich Igbo businessman who doesn’t joke with his money due to his looks and attire.

Whitemoney quickly become a fan favourite, leaving the viewers eager to know more about the lively personality who has kept them glued to their TV screens.

Ogunnewshub will like to take you through the journey of Whitemoney

White Money spent many years in the North working as a barber and selling food for his mother in a local restaurant. Things changed after he got invited for a video shoot.

He decided to stay back in Lagos after shooting the video and working on his friend’s album. He got kicked out of his place after a month. Homeless with nowhere to go, he lived under Ojuelegba bridge before a pastor took him in for a year. He was back under the bridge and living in uncompleted buildings after one year.

During this time, he had several jobs including fixing generators, communication masts, cleaning water tanks, photography, transportation, comedy and singing to make ends meet.

He said: “I’ve done photography, fixed tiger generators, and fixed telecommunications mast; all because of the hustle and bustle”.

Sharing his story with one of the housemate Arin, he said he once sold puff-puff, adding that he was constantly harassed by hoodlums.

He also explored his hair making and barbing skills talent which made him popular in areas like Ojuelegba and Yaba.

Consequently, Whitemoney decided to abandon his petty jobs for bigger dreams. So, he decided to start importing designer shoes.

Soon, he had saved up enough money to fund his other businesses and he didn’t stop there.

He has shared his plans to launch his personal shoe business soon.

He proceeded into the fashion industry, got featured in Afri Fashion Magazine before making his way to the Big Brother house where he continues to win viewers over with his positive energy.

His story about his background drew more supporters to him who came to terms with the fact that Whitemoney is actually well-to-do but still chose to remain humble in the house.

Many top celebrities praised him and gave him their support (social media campaign and voting).

Whitemoney made a lot of people including his fans extra proud as he upheld that virtue (humility) throughout his stay in the house.

He intentionally hid his passport from the rest of the housemates as he did not want them to see his surname because his dad is popular according to what he said.

In as much as people did not vote for him only because he is humble, his humility paved more ways for him.

Whitemoney is believed to have more success than any other winners of the show.

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