Bella Shmurda, a Nigerian singer born Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, has requested that Twitter CEO Elon Musk recognize and honor him for being the first to provide extended video sharing on the micro-blogging platform. In the event that Twitter decides to charge for video uploads, Bella stated that he ought to get royalties.
After claiming to be the first to publish a complete music video on Twitter a while back, he made the request. Musk’s announcement that subscribers to Twitter’s Blue tick now have the option to upload videos that are two hours long prompted the “CashApp” singer to make his statement.
Twitter Blue Verified subscribers can now upload 2 hour videos (8GB)!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 18, 2023
Dear @elonmusk I was the first to upload a full musical video Incase you decide to monetize and start paying royalties!! videos costs sweat, blood and lot of $$$.. you can choose to start rewarding creatives https://t.co/ykP6ttZvMS
— Yxng Alhaji 💐 (@BellaShmurda) May 19, 2023
Shmurda added that because it takes time, money, and effort to produce and promote a music video, creatives like him ought to be on the platform’s list in the event that it decides to launch an incentive scheme. While many users are eager to add new films and videos in response to the announcement, many are still unsure of the audience for 2-hour long recordings.
One theory is that the new function will have an influence on websites like Netflix and YouTube. Musk, who paid USD 44 billion for Twitter last year, will keep a tight hold on the business and concentrate on product design and innovative technology. Recently, he stated that Twitter would receive another update that would provide verified users early access to an encrypted chat service.