Highly controversial street-hop artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has declared himself a regen of the late Afrobeat icon, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
The Zazuu star made the declaration during the latest episode of the comedian Bae U’s podcast, Curiosity Made Me Ask, where he noted that his fans gave him the title “newborn Fela” and he reckoned with it.
Portable said: “I didn’t give myself the title, ‘Newborn Fela.’ My fans gave it to me. You know I have a lot of fans; my fans brought me to this point. “Normally, you have to be bold, a lion doesn’t fear to walk alone.”
To those still calling him an up-and-coming musician, the singer said there is no superstar that is currently bigger than him in Nigeria.
He said, “Which superstar do you know that is bigger than me in Nigeria? I am the one they are talking about now: musician that is trending. My talk is trending, my slangs are trending, my movement is trending, my dressing is trending.
“Last year, I was upcoming this year, I am also upcoming. I will be up and coming every day. Coming with new glory every day. Newborn Fela. Every year is my year.”