Chicken was a car wash attendant who made people believe he’s a DJ – Portable

Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola, known professionally as Portable has spoken on his relationship with former associate, DJ Chicken and his career switch.

The Zazuu Zeh star said he met DJ Chicken when he was working in a car wash stand before venturing into Disc Jockeying.

Portable said that at the time Chicken was as just an attendant and not yet a DJ, but he used to pay people to do jingles that portray him as a top disc jockey.

The controversial singer stated this during an interview, adding the people Chicken hired are the ones who contacted him (Portable) to do jingle for him even though he was not yet a DJ.

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In other news, Mavin Records CEO, Michael Collins Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has said he advises his signees to learn from Portable’s controversial personality.

Don Jazzy said he uses the Zazuu star as an example whenever he is talking to his artistes about how to remain relevant in the music industry.

The music executive stated this while being interviewed by Joey Akan on Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast.

He also did a comparitive analysis of BNXN (formerly Buju) and Portable who both became big stars in 2021.

Don Baba J noted that at the time Portable hit the limelight with his breakout song, Zazuu Zeh, courtesy of Olamide, BNXN already had 7 songs on the charts but the controversial singer’s followers grew to a million faster.

He further explained that it is the fact he always does controversial or debatable things that puts him in the news which makes him to still be relevant even if he does not release songs.

The Mavin boss said when he’s having meetings with his team, he makes them it is not just about dropping good music and relaxing. He said that he makes realise the algorithm will favour them if they put themselves out there and do things that will make their names come up in conversations like Portable does.