Nigerian musician and rising star Bella Shmurda has called on Twitter CEO Elon Musk to acknowledge and reward him for pioneering lengthy video-sharing on the social media platform.
Shmurda claimed to be the first person to post a full music video on Twitter, and suggested that he deserves royalties in case Twitter decides to monetize video uploads. He argued that it costs a lot of money and effort to shoot and promote a music video, and that creatives like himself should be on the list in case the platform wants to start a reward initiative.
Shmurda’s request came after Musk announced that people subscribed to Twitter’s Blue tick now have the capability of uploading videos that are two hours long. The singer added that Musk could start by subscribing him to a year-long blue tick.