You can’t sing, it’s paid promotion that helps you – Portable blasts Wizkid
Controversial Nigerian singer, Habeeb ‘Portable’ Okikiola has said that Afrobeats superstar, Ayo Balogun aka Wizkid doesn’t know how to sing.
Portable took a jab at the award-winning musician in a video response following his recent attack on rap artistes.
He said Wizkid is not talented and said he uses autotunes to amplify his sound which is why people do not know what he says in his lyrics.
The Zazuu crooner said Wizzy uses promotion to push songs or album he releases, that it is not because of his talent his projects go far.
Portable also berated him for often singing about women and wondered if he will ever sing Godly or spiritual songs.
He alleged that whenever Wizkid drops a song and it doesn’t ‘blow’ his team uses paid promotion to get it on the charts.
Watch him speak below:
Meanwhile, Wizkid’s official Disc Jockey, DJ Tunez has said the comment made by the Grammy winner about rap was not directed at Nigerian rappers.
He took to his Twitter account to make clarifications regarding what was seen as a insult to Hip Hop acts in the country.
It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
Wizkid also took to social media and said Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.
Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.
Speaking on the heels of how rappers attacked Big Wiz, DJ Tunez asked them if they really think his interview wa about them.
He tweeted; ”Y’all really think baba was talking bout y’all in that article? 😂 Come on guys!”