BBNaija Season 6 winner, Hazel Oyeze, popularly called WhiteMoney, has opened up about his educational background in the latest episode of #WithChude with Chude Jidenowo.
On the show, WhiteMoney discussed not having a degree and how watching foreign films and observing people has helped him improve himself.
“The school will give you theory; life will provide you with practicality. For example, the highest educational qualification I have is O’ level, National Examination Council (NECO); that’s all I wrote.
“I didn’t write WAEC, JAMB or anything, but I still speak good English. I hate reading, but I love to listen, so I watch many movies and emulate how they talk, impacting me. I stopped at NECO because that was where the money stopped. It was my uncle who sent the 3,500 for the form. It was two days before it closed that I got it, and I passed very well,” he said.
WhiteMoney also said the most prominent teacher any man can have is experience. He added that the second teacher anyone can have is life, and the third is people, not even your parents.
Although not a trained actor, the businessman has bagged movie roles in the competitive Nollywood industry.
In January 2022, Whitemoney starred alongside veteran and ace actor Pete Edochie in a movie titled, “Merry go wrong.” It was his Nollywood debut.
On how he could pivot into Nollywood without prior training, he said, “You need energy, people and knowledge to become a better person. School won’t give you the expertise you need. If I am to act in the role of someone with an American accent, I have to watch five Black American movies”.
Depending on when 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”.