Let’s promote Afrobeats and leave Amapiano for South Africans – Portable (Video)

Controversial artiste, Habeeb Okikiola also known as Portable, has advised Nigerian artistes to prioritise the country’s genre, Afrobeats over Amapiano.

He spoke in reaction to the outcome of the Grammy show which saw South African singer, Tyla winning an award ahead of Burna Boy, Davido and other Nigerians.

Promote afrobeats leave amapiano - Portable

In a video posted on social media, Portable called on Nigeria and Nigerians to value what they have, hence why they should promote only Afrobeats.

According to the Zazuu star, it is important for his people to do what he said if they wanted to continue winning international awards.

While trying to back his position with reference, he stated that there was shaku shaku before the amapiano sound was created.

Portable further noted that Amapiano belongs to South Africans, and he warned that the sound and its music cannot get Nigerians a Grammy Award.

Watch him speak below:

Read some comments…

@lappoosky; Even when tyla won the award na still fela song Dem play

@Macy_Macy0; Na After South Africa And Nigeria Play We Go Decide This One.

@Mahasmaan; Brother, Unlike Nigerians, South African don’t try to claim nor imitate Afro beats, we consume them raw. Nigerians are suffering from main character syndrome, you wouldn’t stand watching an SA genre shine!

@HappinessUgboma; Is true what portable said we don’t value our Afro beat and we want to use it to collect Grammy it’s impossible but when we use ours it will go a long way and stand tall

@MaziLeeTweets; I’ve been suggesting this: let’s leave Amapiano to this people and focus on our Afrobeats. Nigerian producers should return to the drawing board and create fresh, distinctive sounds. I have confidence in SARS on this matter.

@Sami011y; The funny part is Amapiano isn’t the popular genre in SA House music is more popular than Amapiano , amapiano was just a smoke screen to generate attention for SA music ! West Africans must stick to our Afro beats because we sound very funny doing Amapiano!