Portable Claims “Zazu” Went Global Pre-Olamide Remix

Portable emphasized that Olamide would not have supported him if he hadn't already gained popularity and if his song hadn't already gained viral traction.

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Nigerian street pop artist Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, has noted that his song “Zazu” gained global recognition even before Olamide collaborated with him on the remix in 2021.

Portable emphasized that Olamide would not have supported him if he hadn’t already gained popularity and if his song hadn’t already gained viral traction.

In a recent episode of the Bae U Barbi show, Curiosity Made Me Ask, Portable also refuted claims that he has been solely relying on the success of “Zazu” since achieving fame. He emphasized that he has released several other hit songs and two albums since then.

He stated, “Since the release of ‘Zazu’ with Baddo [Olamide], it has gained significant traction. I am consistently producing new music and staying relevant. If you don’t keep releasing new material, you’ll fade into obscurity. That’s why I’m constantly putting in the effort.”

He further explained, “It was my existing popularity that prompted Olamide to collaborate with me. If I hadn’t already been well-known, he wouldn’t have supported me. ‘Zazu’ gained international recognition, and my freestyle went viral.”

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By Timileyin Abdulsalam Entertainment Reporter
Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.