Nigerians can pay for rubbish – Comedian, Pencil queries those attending Portable’s shows

Nigerian stand-up comedian, Pencil has asserted that popular singer, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable cannot be trusted as a friend.

He said Portable is not loyal to anybody, so it will be detrimental to anybody who shared their secret with him on the basis of friendship.

The comedian made the comment during the preview to his show, Pencil Unbroken which is scheduled to hold on July 9th.

He said Portable has no friend and is more loyal to pounds, dollars and every type of currency than any individual.

Pencil noted the Zazuu star has been living on the glory of one hit song he released years ago and carries himself in a proud manner.

He wondered why people were paying as much as N3million to book the singer for shows and events, and concluded that Nigerians love paying for rubbish.

Watch him speak below:

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This comes after Portable revealed that he declined an invitation to perform at President Bola Tinubu’s pre-inauguration concert.

No fewer than 46 musicians were booked for the concert which held on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

The singer said he was among those invited but he turned it down because the organisers wanted to rip him off.

He claimed that they informed him that the budget for artistes was N10million per head, but the Inauguration management team said he will only get N5million.

Portable said it infuriated him, so he rejected the offer, tore the invitation card, and blocked the number of the person that contacted his management.

Some of the artistes that performed include; Naira Marley, Waje, Brymo, Asake, Fireboy, Kaycee, Asake, Timaya, BNXN, Pasuma, Tony Tetuila, and Seyi Vibes.

Speaking on the incident, he condemned the musicians who accepted to show up and thrill guests at the event which held at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Portable asked if any of the music stars that accepted the money love Tinubu. He further queried them to know if they supported or promoted the president-elect at any time before, during or after election.

He said; “Na so dem call my manager say make I come perform for Abuja, say na N10 million dey drop oh, but na N5 million go reach portable hand. Na so I no gree, I tear the paper, I delete their number. No be me be star? Na im make me no perform for Abuja oh!”