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WhiteMoney Sets The Stage On Fire With His Performance At Funnybone’s Event

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Big Brother Naija’s “Shine ya Eyes” winner, Hazel Onuo, better known by his stage name Whitemoney, is facing a wave of online criticism after his recent foray into music. Whitemoney, a chef by profession, set the stage ablaze with his performance of his song “Igbo Kwenu” at comedian Funny Bone’s Live Concert.

Videos of the performance have gone viral, but the reaction has been far from unanimous. While some fans have taken to social media to praise Whitemoney’s stage presence, a significant portion of the online audience has expressed harsh criticism.

Comment sections are flooded with negativity towards his music, with viewers labelling it unpleasant or even “tormenting” to listen to. These critics have gone a step further, urging Whitemoney to abandon his musical aspirations altogether. They suggest he should refocus his energy on his Jollof rice business.

Whitemoney’s participation in Big Brother Naija undoubtedly provided him with a large and devoted fanbase. However, the ability to win hearts on a reality show doesn’t always translate into musical stardom. Whitemoney’s experience serves as a stark reminder that artistic talent and charisma aren’t the only ingredients for musical success. Achieving widespread acceptance in the music industry requires a unique blend of factors: vocal or instrumental prowess, a sound that resonates with audiences, a strong connection with fans, and perhaps even a bit of luck.

The harsh online criticism Whitemoney is facing isn’t entirely uncommon for reality TV stars venturing into music.

Many past participants have encountered similar difficulties. The challenge lies in translating short-lived reality TV fame into a sustainable music career. While these shows catapult contestants into the spotlight and generate a significant fanbase, this fanbase often lacks the depth and dedication required for long-term success in the music industry.

Whitemoney’s fans might adore him for his reality TV personality, but that adoration doesn’t necessarily translate into an automatic love for his music.

It’s still early days for Whitemoney’s music career. While the online criticism might be stinging, it doesn’t necessarily spell the end of his musical journey. Many successful artists have faced similar negativity early in their careers.

Whether Whitemoney can weather this storm and use it as a learning experience remains to be seen. Perhaps he’ll take the advice of his critics and focus on refining his musical craft, or maybe he’ll double down on his music, determined to prove his doubters wrong.

Ultimately, Whitemoney’s future in music rests on his own choices, his dedication to his craft, and perhaps a bit of luck in finding the right sound and connecting with the right audience.

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Omoni Oboli’s ‘Wives On Strike’ To Return In 2024 With Hilda Dokubo, KieKie & May Yul-Edochie

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The Nigerian film “Wives on Strike” was a hit in 2016. It was followed by an equally successful sequel, “Wives on Strike: The Revolution” in 2018. The story isn’t over yet! On July 10, 2024, filmmaker Omoni Oboli announced the exciting news on her Instagram. She’s creating a new instalment to the series titled “The Uprising: Wives on Strike 3.”

This upcoming movie will likely build upon the themes of the first two films, which explored marital issues and female empowerment with a touch of humour.

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Ayra Starr & Tems Lead Biggest Songs On Spotify Global Impact List In The First Half Of 2024

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Spotify unveiled its “Global Impact List” for Nigeria, highlighting the 30 Nigerian songs that made the biggest waves on the platform worldwide in the first half of 2024.

This list focuses on Nigerian tracks that racked up the most streams from listeners outside of Nigeria itself, between January 1st and June 30th, 2024. It’s a strong showing for female artists! Ayra Starr and Tems, fresh off their recent albums, are leading the pack with some of the most-streamed tracks.

Another interesting trend is the rise of international collaborations. Eight out of the top ten songs feature Nigerian artists teaming up with global music stars. These pairings, like Pheelz with Usher, Burna Boy with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, showcase the growing international appeal of Afrobeats and its ability to bridge cultures through music.

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Check Out Artists Set To Drop Projects In Second Half Of 2024

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Nigerian music fans, brace yourselves for non-stop music projects in the second half of 2024! The year started slow, but things are about to explode with a wave of new albums from some of Afrobeats’ hottest stars.

Fresh off the success of his hit single “Calm Down,” Rema is wasting no time. July will see the release of his sophomore album, “He Is,” promising a fresh chapter in his musical journey. Following closely behind is Chike, who’s set to drop his third album, “Son of Chike,” in the same month.

Get ready to dance this summer! Asake joins the party with his highly-anticipated “Lungu Boy” album, dropping just before he kicks off his “Lungu Boy” tour in July. This will be Asake’s third album in just three years, solidifying his position as a rising force in Afrobeats.

Fireboy DML isn’t slowing down either. His yet-to-be-titled fourth album is on the horizon, fueled by the already-released singles “Everyday” and “Obaasima” that have been burning up the airwaves. Patience is a virtue, and Oxlade fans who’ve been waiting for his debut album, “Oxlade From Africa,” will finally be rewarded this year after a slight delay.

But the party doesn’t stop there. Wizkid, a global Afrobeats icon, is gearing up to release “Morayo,” an album dedicated to his late mother. This promises to be a heartfelt and introspective project from the award-winning artist.

This is just a glimpse of the musical smorgasbord Nigerian music fans can expect in the coming months. From established superstars to rising talents, the second half of 2024 is shaping up to be a golden age for Afrobeats. So, get your playlists ready, because Nigerian music is about to take over!

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