“They have ripped me”, Portable laments exclusion from Tinubu’s renewed hope concert


Popular music artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, better known by his stage name Portable, lamented on Friday that the organisers of the Tinubu inauguration concert gave him N5 million rather than N10 million for his performance.

He said it was the reason why he did not perform at the event held to commemorate President-elect Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on Thursday night in Abuja.

Sharing videos on his Instagram page, the Zazuu crooner wrote, “ZAzuu Them Dõn Rip Me oooh Na Me Sing Akoi TINUBU ✍🏻 Eja Loni Ibu 💰 Give What Belongs To ZAZUU To ZAZUU.”

In one of the videos, he said, “Na me sing Akoi Tinubu o. No be Obi una dey vote for? Tinubu enter now those useless people una go dey perform there, no be me promote Tinubu?

“Na so them call my manager o. Say them want make I come perform for Abuja. Na 10 million them drop o, but na five million go reach portable hand. Na so I no gree, I tear the paper. I delete the number, you dey whine Jesus? Na hin no make me perform for Abuja o.”

Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima, both attended the concert, which featured performances by a number of artists like Wande Coal, KCee, and others.