Controversial singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has proclaimed himself as the ‘new born Fela’ following his recognition as the Artiste of the Year at the prestigious 2023 Golden Stars Awards.
Taking to his Instagram page on Monday, the artist proudly displayed his award and unveiled his self-proclaimed title, ‘The New Born Fela.’ In a series of shared videos, Portable expressed gratitude to his fans for their unwavering support while making a bold promise to bring home a Grammy Award. Alongside the videos, the street-pop artiste captioned, “Akoi Grace. Ika of Africa. Kinimah Fajah Trending Artist of the Year. Portable Omolalomi newborn Fela. Wahala musician. Big thanks to all my lovers outside Zazuu Akoi Million fans.”
Portable, known for his distinctive style and controversial persona, seized the Artiste of the Year accolade at the Golden Stars Awards, solidifying his prominence in the music industry. The singer’s declaration of himself as the ‘new born Fela’ suggests a comparison to the legendary Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, who was an influential figure known for his Afrobeat genre and social commentary.
While Portable’s self-assertion may stir debate and controversy among music enthusiasts, it underscores his ambition and determination to leave a lasting impact on the music scene. As he basks in the glory of his recent achievement, time will tell if Portable can live up to his promise of pursuing international recognition, including a Grammy Award.
As the artist continues to captivate his audience with his energetic performances and street-pop sound, his fans eagerly anticipate his future projects and endeavors. The declaration of himself as the ‘new born Fela’ is poised to ignite further discussion and scrutiny around Portable’s artistry, ensuring his name remains in the spotlight for the foreseeable future.
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