My genre of music is called ‘Kumkum’ – White Money [Video]

Reality TV star and singer, Hazel Oyeze Onou, known professionally as White Money, has said his genre of music is not Afrobeats.

He appeared as a guest on the latest episode of The House Chronicles podcast where he revealed that he makes Kumkum music.

White Money, whose songs often attract negative feedbacks, said he incorporates highlife in his work and it is ‘cool united melodies’ which he termed contemporary highlife.

The Big Brother Naija winner said; “I’m not even trying to do afrobeats. If I’m doing afrobeats, there is definitely going to be a fuse of highlife in it. And my kind of highlife is not the normal… My kind of highlife is kumkum music, you know. It is Cool United Melodies. It is contemporary highlife. It is highlife that you can vibe across all genres. You vibe them in the club, bar.

“My next production, my next drop is different. You will hear the sound. It is not the regular. We added somethings to it to spice it up. It doesn’t just go like that deep highlife where it is only for old people.

“I needed a sound where I can flex my voice perfectly. I don’t have tenor. I needed something that is okay for me that I can just manipulate and sing at my comfort. And that is how I just reached that [kumkum music].”

Watch the interview:

Meanwhile in other news…

On-Air Personality, Daddy Freeze has said music superstar, Wizkid is almost on the same level with late Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The media personality stated this in a video shared on his social media page while wading into the feud between Wiz and rappers in the industry.

It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.

According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles. Wiz also said Nigerian rappers as non-rappers who lack development and went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.

Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.

In reaction to the clash, Freeze opined that for Wizkid to have made that comment, it comes from a place of objectivity soaked in experience. He said the Ojuelegba crooner has achieved a lot and should be taken seriously whenever he gives constructive criticisms.

The OAP who aid he is backing Big Wiz further said only a handful of artistes in Nigeria can boast of the achievements attached to Wizkid’s name in the music industry.

Daddy Freeze said; When it comes to music in Nigeria as a whole, Wizkid is almost on the level of Fela then. What he (Wizkid) has been able to do, not many people can achieve it, when he says something, hear him out, there is one thing in me that makes me different from many people I might not like you but if you speak the truth I will support you…

The truth is the truth and it will set you free. When you see the truth and started ignoring the truth because of the person carrying the truth we become like Nigerian politicians, all of them are the same but they will make one look worse than the rest of them.