What I love about Portable – Olamide
Ace Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji has hinted that he loves the personality of street-hop crooner, Portable because he is entertaining.
He took to his Twitter page on Tuesday and stated that he likes watching Portable’s interviews.
Olamide wrote; “I love zazu’s interviews 😂 you de whine?”
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Meanwhile, Portabe whose real name is Habeeb Okikiola, professionally said last year 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”.
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,” he said.
In other news, Mavin Records boss, Michael 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.