10 Things That Portable ‘Habeeb Okikiola’ Did That Made The Most Headlines In 2022

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  1. ‘Zazu’ crooner Portable arrives on stage in a white coffin
    December 29, 2022

Omololami Okikiola, better known as Portable, a self-described “wahala” singer, pulled off an iconic prank with his most dramatic entrance at his first headlining performance in Lagos.

Several “pallbearers” carried the hip-hop artist on stage in a white coffin.

The show, tagged ‘Portable Live in Concert,’ took place on Wednesday night, at the Afrikan Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos.

2. Portable visits ex-Arsenal striker, Emmanuel Adebayo
December 30, 2022

Habeeb Okikiola paid a visit to former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Adebayor at his mansion in Togo.

The ‘Azaman’ singer shared photos and videos capturing his moments with the 38-year-old striker in his home, as he could not hide his excitement on meeting Adebayor.

  1. Knocks as Singer Portable endorses Tinubu, Oyetola
    13th July 2022

Following the endorsement of Governor Gboyega Oyetola for the July 18 governorship election in Osun State, Nigerians criticized Portable.

The singer displayed the funding Oyetola had given him to support him.

So, in a fit of elation, Portable urged Nigerians to support Bola Tinubu as their choice for president in the upcoming election.

  1. Osun Election: Portable Hails Adeleke After Oyetola’s Loss
    Sun, 17 Jul 2022 

Despite supporting the opposition party’s candidate during the campaign, Oyetola of the All Progressive Congress immediately congratulated Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party after his party’s candidate lost the Osun governorship election.

The musician posted a picture of the incoming governor along with a song he wrote for Adeleke to his Instagram page.

  1. Singer Portable knocks show promoters in Italy
    After skipping a show in Padova, Portable criticized two Italian show promoters, calling them incompetent.

He admitted that they failed to make sufficient hotel reservations for him and his team and arrived late to pick him up from the airport.

He declared, “Prostitute women posing as promoters and primitive men who boarded ships for Europe posing as promoters. I advised every Nigerian artist to stay away from any purported Nigerian promoters with offices in Italy.

  1. Cultism: IGP orders probe of Singer Portable
    18th July 2022

Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, immediately requested an investigation into Portable after he mentioned that he founded the cult group “One Million Boys.”

In a viral video, he bragged about being the group’s founder and claimed that it had stirred up trouble in many areas of Lagos and Ogun states.

  1. Gang beating: Report yourself, Ogun police order singer Portable
    20th June 2022

After a video clip showing Portable allegedly organizing some youths to beat up a young man was made public, the Ogun State Police Command summoned him.

The Portable was seen in the video asking some kids to beat up a man and accusing the man of messaging his wife.

  1. I worked for this, Portable celebrates double Headies nominations
    24th May 2022

Portable received recognition this year after being nominated by headies for two awards.

First-time nominee Portable received two nominations, one each for “Best Street-Hop Artiste” and “Rookie of the Year.”

He noted that he worked for the nominations, celebrated them, and expressed optimism that he would win both prizes.

  1. Headies slams singer Portable over threats to harm fellow nominees
    28th May 2022

The Headies, a well-known music award show in Nigeria, are organized by Smooth Productions, who slammed Portable for endangering the lives of other nominees.

Portable was vying for the Best Street-Hop Artiste and Rookie of the Year Headies awards at the time, which occurred after the announcement of the nominees.

It was revealed in a statement shared on Headies’ official Instagram account on Friday that Smooth Productions had reported the alarming video to the police. The singer was also admonished to withdraw his claim and offer a formal apology to his coworkers.

  1. Singer Portable abandoned me after I got pregnant for him, says lady
    2nd January 2022

A Nigerian lady, who identified herself as Abike, alleged that she was abandoned by singer Portable after getting pregnant for him.

The lady claimed she met Portable at a nightclub last year.

According to her, portable gave her money to abort the pregnancy after informing him.

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