Whitemoney is arguably the most popular and most loved Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate. His jovial and carefree personality has won him many fans and admirers on social media and even among his fellow housemates. The young man became popular after his introduction as one of the male housemates of the renowned Big Brother Naija show.
It is easy to fall into the temptation of thinking that this housemate has had a smooth and fair life because of his cheerful nature and good looks. On the contrary, Whitemoney has had his fair share of life’s struggle and hustle. Read on to know more about him.
Real Facts That Reveals Whitemoney’s Background and Struggles
1. Whitemoney is an Igbo Man
The real name of the TV star is Hazel Oyeye Onou, and it shows his true identity as an Igbo man, although he prefers to be addressed by his nickname, Whitemoney. He is from Enugu State but was born in Kebbi State on the 6th of July, 1992, and he is currently 30 years old. His early years and childhood were spent in Kebbi.
2. He Has Two Siblings
Hazel revealed to his fellow BBNaija Season 6 housemates that he has two brothers but no sisters. The three brothers are all doing well. According to him, his brothers are educated and successful in their different paths. One of his brothers has been identified as Makky Designer, a fashion designer and the owner of a fashion brand. His second brother is yet to be discovered, and there is no available information about him yet.
3. Although Always Cheerful, Whitemoney Comes from a Humble Background
The fellow is a typical example of moving from “grass to grace.” He has always had to cater for himself from an early age because his parents could not afford much. His mother was a food seller while he grew up. This is why he is a good cook and can cook any type of food. He has proven this by the constant kitchen service he renders in Big Brother’s house.
There is no information about his father or what he does for a living. However, in one of his posts on father’s day, Hazel wished himself a Happy Father’s day, stating that he has been his own father for as long as he can remember.
4. The Big Brother Naija Housemate Never Attended a University
Whitemoney went to primary and secondary school, after which he obtained his National Examination Council (NECO) result. This is the highest qualification he has, as he was not able to further his education. He revealed this in his conversation with a fellow housemate but did not explicitly state the situation that hindered his education. He also added that although he did not complete his education, his brothers did, and they have any type of degree one can think of.
Furthermore, he stated that his lack of tertiary education is the reason he wants to marry a smart woman so that she can attend to any school problems his children may have. He said that his duty as the father is to make money while his wife attends to the children’s academic needs because he may not be able to handle it.
5. The Entertainer did a lot of Menial Jobs to Survive
Before he became successful enough to gain a steady income, the young entrepreneur, actor, businessman, singer, and model did many things to make ends meet. He once fixed generators and telecommunication masts. Afterward, he moved on to become a photographer and a jewelry seller. He also drove motorcycles at some point and sold hair products, at which point he became known for his unique hairstyles.
In addition to braiding and cutting hair. The born hustler is known in most major Lagos markets like Yaba and Ojuelegba for his genuine hard work. He also refers to himself as a typical Igbo man because of his hustling spirit.
6. He had Functioning Businesses before He got into BBNaija House
After years of struggling and engaging in many odd jobs to earn a living, success finally visited the industrious young man, and he started establishing standard businesses. As an entrepreneur, he is the CEO of whitecollections. He has a jewelry line, and he still cuts and braids hair professionally. He produces lip balms, imports shoes, and deals on cars. He is an all-rounded businessman, thanks to the many years of experience he gathered as a hustler.
Aside from business, Whitemoney also loves entertainment, and he is into it. He is a singer and an actor and has released some song tracks. As a current participant of the popular reality TV show, he has entertained the viewers so well that he is referred to as “the main content” in the 6th edition of the show.
7. Whitemoney is a Multilinguist
In addition to his numerous talents, the TV star speaks three Nigerian languages, English and Pidgin. Growing up in Kebbi helped him learn and understand Hausa. He also learned Yoruba from his many years in Lagos, and he did not fail to pick up his own native language. Interestingly, the three languages he speaks are the three main Nigerian languages. His spoken English and Pidgin are also fluent.
8. The Entrepreneur is a Happy Fellow that Dislikes Dishonest People
On the list of “things he loves to do,” he included driving, making music, hustling, and watching movies. He stated that he hates hypocrites and people who back-bite. He also dislikes gossip and always excludes himself from places where people are gossiping.
9. The Good-looking Housemate is not in any Relationship Currently
He does not have any known girlfriend or fiancée; neither does he have a child or baby mama. He says that he is single, but he is also open to a relationship.
10. Whitemoney’s Net Worth and Lifestyle
From his businesses, he has an estimated net worth of $30,000 to $50,000. He also seems to love exotic cars and owns at least some. Judging from his Instagram photos where he shares pictures taken in front of expensive cars. It is also safe to say that Whitemoney has at least a house in his hometown. In a conversation with other housemates, he told them that they would only know his worth when they go to his village. According to him, Igbo men don’t spend their money on the street. They invest it in the village and build houses there.
As a strong contender in the house, Whitemoney has also faced a few hates from the housemates, although he has more lovers than haters. He appears to be a humble and peace-loving yet strategic housemate. He has made a good name for himself so far in the house and maybe in the house for a long time seeing that he has loyal fans who love him and will stop at nothing to keep him in the show.