Portable: I was famous before I met Olamide, Poco Lee

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Portable, the street hop singer, has dismissed claims attributing his fame to Olamide and Poco Lee.

Poco Lee, beyond being a dancer, is known in Nigeria’s music space to be something of an A&R executive.

The dancer is credited to have kickstarted Portable’s music career after introducing him to Olamide.

He also linked Ghana’s Black Sherif with Burna Boy, the Afrofusion star, and aided Bella Shmurda’s big break.

Olamide, as the founder of the YBNL record label, has also aided the breakout of many indigenous singers.

Portable had his big break after featuring Olamide and Poco Lee in his 2021 street hop song ‘Zazoo Zeh’.

But in an interview, the singer argued that he was already famous for his songs before meeting Olamide.

“Nobody linked me. If your time [for fame] is due, everybody DMs you. Nobody made me famous. I trended, that I know,” the singer said.

Portable has been something of a controversial singer, having been involved in a series of trouble in 2022 alone.

In one such case, Portable was in the news for physically assaulting one of his signees after an argument.

The singer once claimed to have founded a cult that had terrorized residents in parts of Lagos state years back.

He also threatened to assassinate rival musicians nominated alongside him in The Headies 2022.

The police, as a result, ordered a probe into the cult claim while The Headies eventually disqualified him.

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