Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, a controversial Nigerian singer, has revealed that he turned down an invitation to perform at President-elect Bola Tinubu’s pre-inauguration concert.
No less than 46 performers were reserved for the show which hung on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
Portable claimed to be one of those invited, but he declined because the organizers wanted to fleece him.
He asserted that they informed him that the spending plan for artistes was N10million per head, however the Initiation supervisory group said he will just get N5million.
The Zazuu star claimed that it enraged him, so he turned down the offer, tore the invitation card, and blocked the contact’s phone number.
A portion of the artistes that performed incorporate; Waje, Brymo, Naira Marley, Asake, Fireboy, Kaycee, Asake, Timaya, BNXN, Pasuma, Tony Tetuila, and Seyi Vibes are among the artists.
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!”
The event, titled ‘RenewedHopeConcert’ was organised by the youths of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to celebrate the contribution of young people during the general elections.
Watch Portable speaking below:
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