Video: My greatest desire is to win Grammy Award – Singer, Portable
Popular Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola professionally known as Portable, has revealed that what he wishes to achieve at the peak of his career is to win a Grammy Award.
He made this known while being interviewed by content creator, Timi Agbaje as he said he wants to win an international award not the domestic ones.
The controversial artiste said he wishes to be declared the winner of the Best Artiste in Africa category when the time comes.
Portable further said that he rates Grammys and BET awards above those back home and the reason is because it is purely on merit and not bought or gotten as a result of connection like it is done in Nigeria.
The Zazuu star further alleged that Nigerian entertainment industry has a caucus that favours its members, but he believes he can achieve his dream because ‘destiny has no competition’.
Speaking on a female he would like to work with, Portable mentioned France-based Nigerian singer, Asa.
Watch him speak below:
Meanwhile, CorrectNG recalls when Portable 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.
He hit the limelight in December 2021 after Poco Lee introduced him to rapper, Olamide who then hopped on the remix of Zazuu.
The singer 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.