Why I refused to perform at Tinubu’s renewed hope concert – Portable
Nigerian musician Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, has explained why he declined to take the stage at Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Concert on Thursday in Abuja.
The organizers of the Tinubu inauguration concert reportedly gave Portable N5 million instead of the N10 million that was billed for his performance, according to viral videos shared on social media on Friday.
The Zazuu singer posted footage on his Instagram page with the caption, “ZAzuu Them Dõn Rip Me oooh Na Me Sing Akoi TINUBU. Eja Loni Ibu. Give What Belongs To ZAZUU To ZAZUU.”
“Na me sing Akoi Tinubu o. No be Obi una dey vote for? Tinubu enters now those useless people went to perform there, no be me promote Tinubu?
“That was what they called my manager. Saying they want me to perform in Abuja. And I was paid 10 million, but na five million, go reach my hand. That was why I disagreed, tore the paper and deleted the number. You dey whine, Jesus? Na hin no make me perform for Abuja o.”
At the concert, which Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima, also attended, a number of artists, including Wande Coal, KCee, and others, performed.