Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, a well-known Nigerian street musician, has revealed that he declined to perform at President-elect Bola Tinubu’s inauguration concert because the event’s organizers gave him N5 million instead of N10 million for his appearance.
Wande Coal, KCee, and other artists performed during the Renewed Hope Concert, which slated in Abuja on Thursday night.
Tinubu and the Vice President-elect Senator Kashim Shettima also graced the concert.
Lamenting on Friday, Portable said his efforts for campaigning and working for Tinubu before he emerged the winner of the presidential election was not appreciated by the organisers of the concert.
Sharing videos on his Instagram page, the Zazuu crooner wrote, “ZAzuu Them Dõn Rip Me oooh Na Me Sing Akoi TINUBU ✍???? Eja Loni Ibu ???? Give What Belongs To ZAZUU To ZAZUU.”
In one of the videos, he said, “Na me sing Akoi Tinubu o. No be Obi una dey vote for? Tinubu enter now those useless people una go dey perform there, no be me promote Tinubu?
“Na so them call my manager o. Say them want make I come perform for Abuja. Na 10 million them drop o, but na five million go reach portable hand. Na so I no gree, I tear the paper. I delete the number, you dey whine Jesus? Na hin no make me perform for Abuja o.”
Tinubu will be sworn in as the substantive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 29, 2023