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‘Dem wan rip me’: Portable reveals why he didn’t perform at inauguration

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Nigerian singer and record label executive, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable Zazu, has disclosed why he did not perform at the inauguration concert of the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu which took place on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in Abuja.

Portable revealed that his manager was contacted before the show and was told that the singer would be paid N5 million instead of the N10 million that he’d requested. The “Zazu” crooner then rejected the offer.

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In a Update posted on his Instagram page, Portable, a loyal supporter of the President-elect, criticised other artists who performed at the event.

According to him, they did not support Tinubu as openly as he did during the 2023 election.

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Portable lamented how he was criticised for supporting Tinubu only to be sidelined.

His words in part: “Middle man say na 10 million them drop but na 5 million go reach Portable hand.”

SEE the Update below:

See reactions below:

@blackfacenaija: “Na middle men dey rip us all No be lie…na the artists Dem fit Pocket give them change them go call for grand events regardless of the importance Na so them use sideline many ..even me 😂”

@donze_king007: “I love this guy for just one thing. He always defend his right with all the strength in him. That’s has really helped him this far.”

@officialtossenu: “Lol. Until this guy understands that some things doesn’t look the way it seems. Portable needs to be brushed up 🤦‍♂️”

@oluwa_martial_of_ibadan: “You self Hear the song you just sing now you can see that 0 talent you no get”

@travis_phill: “You need rehabilitation and proper management…..attack me if you want”

@unclemayor_comedy: “U wey sing for all parties 😂😂😂 eni o ri Loba lo, as far as money is concern 😂”

@vykzsavage: “Omo na middlemen be wahala, 😢. Na so dey send letter for me too, say na 10M dey pay o but na 5M go reach my hand, I no gree, I refused, that’s why I no perform too m😂”


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