Out of nowhere, a remix of the song, Zazoo Zeh, by rising musician, Habeeb Okikiola, aka Laptopfeaturing prolific rapper Olamide and dancer Poco Lee, has become a regular street anthem across Nigeria.
The hard-hitting single beloved by street music fans did so well that it earned Portable multiple opportunities to perform on massive stages alongside top-notch artists during the holiday season.
At parties, corporate functions, bars, clubs and lounges, beach parties, among other spheres of musical interests, the energetic artist’s enigmatic single continued to delight music lovers.
However, despite overwhelming praise in the entertainment industry, Portable’s rise to fame had been rocked by a series of controversies ranging from allegations of betrayal, sexist remarks and sexual assault, among other attributes capable of threatening his career progress.
The latest case involving the rising artist and his team occurred in Nairobi, Kenya.
A Kenyan radio presenter, Maureen Imbai, known as Black Cinderella, called them out for allegedly sexually assaulting women in Nairobi.
Portable and her crew reportedly demanded that the girls sleep in their home, but the victims refused and the crew allegedly harassed and accused the ladies of stealing the singer’s valuables.
“Drama in Nairobi. The ladies claim the sexual harassment started in the car they were taken in when he tried to grope her disrespectfully. She disagreed and they were threatened. Mobile physically assaulted her while she was in the house,” the post read.
The singer, however, apologized in a message.
In another development in the Ota area of Ogun State, Portable was seen in a trending music video engaging in a street fight.
Attempts were made by his security guards to remove him from the scene of the incident, but he angrily resisted them.
The laptop was then taken away, but the windshield of the Range Rover SUV that a fan gave him was damaged.
The street fight reportedly took place shortly after Portable parted ways with their promoter, Quadri Taoreed aka Kogbagidi.
Issues related to monetary disagreements, claiming ownership of fan gifts, among others, reportedly led to the collapse of his relationship with Kogbagidi.
The baseball bat-wielding singer in another trending music video, could be heard at the top of his voice asking Kogbagidi to return his Range Rover SUV.
“I gave you $500 and N500,000 twice. You scammed me. You know you’re a ripper,” he said in the music video.
Reacting on Instagram, Kogbagidi in a cryptic message that signaled he had parted ways with Portable, said he was not ready to wrestle with a pig.
“You don’t fight with a pig in the mud. You both get dirty but the pig likes it,” the post read in part.
However, the most sensational of Portable’s controversial actions began when he called out Iwe Pascal, aka Poco Lee, for collecting his money and claiming ownership of the song “Zazoo Zeh.”
Following Portable’s social media outburst, Kogbagidi condemned the action and dissociated himself from the rising artist.
Amid calls for reconciliation from fans and rapper, Olamide, the disagreement, which spilled across social media platforms, was settled.
Portable has publicly apologized to Poco Lee, Kogbagidi and Olamide for their action.
“Now I know I am not alone on this journey. I love you guys. I will never let you down again. Expect more from your boy. Zeh nation,” read part of his apology post.
Portable recently released another single, ‘Neighbor’ featuring fellow artist Adekunle Temitope, popularly known as Small Doctor.
But his controversial behavior had prompted music managers, musicians and high-profile fans to suggest that a good manager who would put him on the right trajectory was needed to enable him to propel himself beyond projected expectations in the industry. music.
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