Portable reveals he rejected invitation to perform at Tinubu’s pre-inauguration
I turned down invitation to perform at Tinubu’s pre-inauguration – Portable.
Controversial Nigerian artist, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable, has disclosed that he turned down a request to perform at Bola Tinubu’s pre-inauguration celebration.
For the performance, which took place on Thursday, May 25, 2023, no fewer than 46 musicians were engaged.
According to Portable, he was one of those invited but declined since the organizers intended to take advantage of him.
He stated that the Inauguration management team told him he would only receive N5 million, despite the fact that they told him the budget for artists was N10 million per head.
The Zazuu star claimed that because it enraged him, he declined the invitation, tore up the offer, and blocked the caller’s number.
Naira Marley, Waje, Brymo, Asake, Fireboy, Kcee, Timaya, BNXN, Pasuma, Tony Tetuila, and Seyi Vibes are just a few of the artists who gave performances.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) youths organized the ‘RenewedHopeConcert’ to commemorate the contribution of young people during the general elections.
Speaking about the situation, he criticized the performers who agreed to attend the event at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja to entertain guests.
Portable asked as to if any of the musicians who took the money loved Tinubu. He next asked them if they had ever advocated for or supported the president-elect before, during, or after the 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!”
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