Gov. Ugwuanyi hosts Whitemoney, appoints BBNaija winner ‘Ambassador of Enugu State in Creative Arts’

Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has conferred the title of ‘Ambassador of Enugu State in Creative Arts’ on winner of the recently-concluded Big Brother Naija (BBN) Season 6 edition (Shine Ya Eye), Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi, popularly known as Whitemoney, an indigene of the state.

Gov. Ugwuanyi with Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi (Whitemoney) during a banquet organised for him by the Enugu Governor at the Government House, Friday

Hosting Whitemoney inside the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Enugu, Friday, Governor Ugwuanyi commended him for his uncommon love, humility and Godliness and consistency with the Enugu spirit, which he said endeared him to his Housemates and the viewing public.

Ugwuanyi described the Big Brother Naija winner, as ‘a worthy son of Enugu State, truly representative of the humility, talent, industry, ambition, and Godliness of a true Enugu youth, saying: “I therefore call on the teeming Enugu youths to deploy their creative talents and skills to win more laurels for the state.’

Conferring Whitemoney with the status of ‘Ambassador of Enugu State in Creative Arts,’ Ugwuanyi who described the crown he brought home as ‘most deserving,’ urged him to feel good about his accomplishment which he truly earned.


(From left): Gov. Ugwuanyi, Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi (Whitemoney) and other BBN Housemates Niyi Lawal and Emmanuel Umoh, during a banquet organised for Whitemoney by the Enugu Governor, Friday

“We are very proud of you and wish you many more successes. In a lighter mood Mr. Whitemoney, Ndi Enugu who followed your activities in the House observed that you spent most of your time in the Kitchen. While we do not claim to know the meaning, we however decided to provide enough food for dinner as we do not wish to see you visiting the kitchen tonight,” the governor said.

Responding, the elated Whitemoney who declared that ‘God’s grace located me abundantly,’ thanked the governor for the great honour and warm reception, even as he expressed gratitude to the people of Enugu State and all those who supported him while in the House and promised to uphold ‘the good things we started from the House.’

“Mazi never changed; I am still cooking; I have not changed; the level has changed but I have not changed; I am still the same person.

“Thank you so much Your  Excellency; Daddy I am grateful and I promise to serve this state with all my heart; with my best capacity to do what is right for the Enugu youth empowerment and growth of the community at large,” said Whitemoney.

Present at the event were the Deputy Governor Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo; Secretary to the State Government and Director General of the South East Governors’ Forum, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Festus Uzor, other members of the State Executive Council, Special Advisers to the Governor, Accountant General, Enugu State, Remigius Odoh, Heads of Boards, Agencies and Parastatals, Hon. Barr. Kate Nnamani.

Others are the BB Naija winner’s ex-Housemates, including; Niyi Lawal and Emmanuel Umoh, among others.

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