If anyone had told singer and dancer, Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, that by the end of this year, he would be one of the raves of the moment in the entertainment industry, he probably would have dismissed it with a wave of the hand. However, that is exactly what is happening to him since he became popular for his song titled, Zazu Zeh, featuring popular singer and rapper, Olamide Adedeji.
Portable has also performed at several concerts with top music artists such as Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and Small Doctor. His followership on Instagram has also rapidly increased from 20,000 to over 500,000 followers as of the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, he had a fallout with Poco Lee when he accused the latter of taking $2400 out of the $3000 that Wizkid allegedly ‘sprayed’ him during their performance at the Livespot concert in Lagos. Portable also stated that Poco Lee was trying to claim the rights to Zazoo Zeh. In a video that went viral, Portable said in pidgin English, “Poco Lee, you didn’t show love towards me. You only wanted to rip (sic) me because you claimed my song. Is Zazoo yours?”
However, Portable’s promoter, Kogbagidi, called the former an ungrateful person, while many Nigerians supported him, accusing Poco Lee of ripping off the youngster. Expressing his anger in a video, Kogbagidi said, “Unruly and unprofessional conduct is always expected from up-and-coming artists. One can never tell what goes on in their minds or heads. I am shocked and embarrassed at this point. Do I need to fix your career and your head at the same time?”
Though Poco Lee did not respond to Portable’s claims, several celebrities, including rapper, Olamide; and actor, Ijebu, sued for peace. The singer also made a video apologizing for the earlier video in which he called out Poco Lee.
However, many Nigerians were shocked when Portable took to Instagram on Thursday, December 23, to announce that his fans had bought him a car. He wrote, “My fans have peeled card (sic). Big love and appreciation to my benefactors— Olamide, Poco Lee, and Kogbagidi— for showing me to the world. New whip for the road (sic).”