Nigerian street-hop artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, professionally known as Portable, has said that nobody else but himself deserves credit for his success.
He said that contrary to widespread belief, he was not ‘blown’ by any other artiste or person in the entertainment industry.
CorrectNG recalls that he hit the limelight in December 2021 after Poco Lee introduced him to rapper, Olamide who then hopped on the remix of Zazuu, which became a hit.
But in an interview on Echo Room, Portable said he was already popular before meeting both of them. “Nobody made him popular”, he said.
The Zazuu star, who described himself as a child of grace insisted he was already famous and everybody wanted to associate with.
“Shey me I see anybody help me ni? As I dey like this, if no be sey I get grace. Everybody DM me. Nobody blow me. I don blow before I meet Poco Lee and Olamide,” Portable said.
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Meanwhile, the father of four also revealed that the money he earned from his breakout single, ‘Zazuu Zeh’ did not exceed N3 million.
The street-hop singer said he wa ripped off by people in the industry because he was still up-and-coming and did not realise how things work in the Nigerian entertainment scene.
Portable was interviewed on The Echo Roon where he talked about all the things he endured in the first few months as a bubbling artiste.
Portable said he has been defrauded of of N5million and N3million by different people who wanted to exploit him at the time.
He said the N3 million he made from Zazuu when it was a trending song is what he used to buy his his Toyota Camry.
According to him, the reason he could not make more than that amount is because he single handedly took care of everybody on the team which includes a manager, promoter and their own workers.
He said that he would fuel the promoter’s car, feed him and also take care of his boys, adding that anytime he visits a boutique to buy clothes, they would follow him, and he’d buy for them as well.