What is Portable net worth?
In this article you will find out about the net worth of Portable, his early life, educational background and how he makes his money.
Who is Portable?
Portable is a Nigerian musician, song writer and actor whose real name is Habeeb Okikiola Omolalomi. He was born on March 12, 1994 in Ogun State, Nigeria. He is of the Yoruba ethnicity. Portable was raised in a Muslim background alongside with his siblings.
Portable has been in the Nigerian music industry for some years now, although he came into spotlight after being introduced to YBNL boss in person of Olamide by Poco Lee. In 2021 Portable released Zazoo Zeh which featured Olamide and Poco Lee.
After the released of Zazoo, Portable got a brand deal with Odogwu bitter – a company owned by Obi Cubana. He also met the big players in the Nigerian music industry such as Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, etc. He has been featured in one of Mr Macaroni skits as well.
Let’s take a look at Portable net worth…
What is Portable net worth
Portable net worth is estimated to $80,000. He makes his money majorly from his music, brand deals and concerts. He also made money during the 2023 governorship campaign that took place in Osun state where he campaigned for Oyetola Adegboyega.
|Date of birth||March 12, 1994|
|State of origin||Ogun state|
|Place of birth||Ogun State|
|Nickname(s)||Portable, Zazoo, Zeh|
|Source of wealth||Music, Concerts, brand deals and promotions|
What is the name of Portable Wife
The name of Portable wife is Omobewaji Oluwaferanmi. They got married in June, 2022 during the naming ceremony of their second child.
Let’s delve into Portable controversies…
Portable has been involved in a lot of controversies. Below are some of the controversies Portable has been involved in.
1. Portable drags Poco Lee for theft and hijacking Zazoo Zehh
After his rise to stardom which earned him the trust of street music enthusiasts. Portable began to grace different stages to perform and earn money as a young rapper, but it seemed like the new attention from the media sparked something in him.
The first incident happened during the Livespot conference on December 17, 2022. Portable Zazoo had accused Nigerian dance, Poco Lee, of attempting to defraud him and cheat him of his hard-earned money. The Ogun singer revealed that Poco Lee had taken all the money Wizkid sprayed him, about $3000, while on stage and given him a meagre amount of $600.
He added that Poco Lee had hijacked and taken credit for his hit song, “Zazoo Ze,” released on December 14, 2021. The song credit indicated Poco Lee as the owner of the song, indicating Portable and Olamide as featured acts.
The hip pop-street rap singer narrated all this on a video online. His outburst on social media angered his show promoter, Kogbagid, who requested that Portable vacate the label’s property where he lives.
Kogbagidi expressed his displeasure at Portable’s “unruly” behavior and stated that he was embarrassed by the accusatory video which had circulated online.
In a turn of events, Portable Zazoo apologised to Poco Lee, Olamide, and Kogbagidi for all the trouble caused; he insisted they were his benefactors and begged for their forgiveness. The video of the reconciliation quickly went viral.
However, Portable was just getting started in the controversial cases he would put himself in.
2. Portable allegedly sexually assaults woman in Kenya
On January 21, 2022, Portable Zazoo and his crew travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, for the “Portable Zazoo Reloaded Show” and allegedly assaulted and harassed some ladies sexually.
The incident was reported by a Kenyan radio personality, Maureen Imbai, Black Cinderella. According to Maureen, the singer and his crew asked the girls to sleep over at their residence, but the victims turned it down.
The victims’ refusal triggered the crew, who allegedly harassed and wrongly accused the ladies involved of trying to cart away the singer’s valuable items.
Portable apologised for the incident. Shortly after the allegations, the 27-year-old singer was seen making trouble again-this time; it involved his management.
3. Portable exits Kogbagidi’s label
In another event in the Ota area of Ogun State, Portable was seen yet again involved in a street fight with futile attempts by security officials to break it up.
The security guards tried to remove him from the incident scene, but Portable adamantly refused to concede. Later, he vacated the premises.
Based on reports, the fight broke out after he exited the record label owned by the show promoter Quadri Taoreed, aka Kogbagidi.
Portable had called out Kogbagidi on monetary disagreements, siphoning gifts from fans, and other problems that led to the deterioration of his relationship with Kogbagidi.
Following the drama that ensued with the fight, as seen in a viral clip, Kogbagidi dropped a cryptic message online. The message alluded to “pig fights.” Stating that getting into altercations with pigs always ends both parties in the mud.
Portable’s attitude has steered more boats of failed interactions with other people. Three months after sacking Kogbagidi, Portable fired his second management team.
In a video created by the singer Portable Zazu, he ranted about his manager, DJ and the show promoter over their constant demand for money and always wanting to restrict him from networking. According to Portable Zazu, his manager, DJ, and the show promoter do not contribute anything to the progress of his music career.
He revealed he was solely responsible for their welfare and thus felt cheated out of his hard-earned cash.
4. Portable refused entry into Canada
Portable was scheduled as one of the guest musicians performing at a show in Canada. However, the Canadian-based Nigerian MC, Morris, said they decided to drop the singer because of his temperament.
According to the MC, Portable had sacked two managers in less than a year, which was not a good sign, and would no longer have him perform in his show. Morris disclosed he wrote to immigration to deny Portable’s visa application. Morris, real name Maurice Imadu, was to organise the singer’s international events prior to their painful fallout.
5. Portable gets in fights at shows
Once again, Portable makes headlines for his series of fights. Reports say he allegedly fought with some Benin fans at a show in Edo State. Portable almost got into another fight with a DJ in a club. The singer got furious at how the DJ handled his song.
6. Portable in police trouble over his “One Million Boys” statement
Portable’s loose-mouthed statement on July 18, 2022, involved a notorious gang group, the One Million Boys, he claimed he founded.
The statement emphasised that he was the founder of the cultist group that goes around looting, maiming, and assaulting their victims in a video he shared.
In a quick response, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police ordered a probe of the singer. Following the development with the police, Portable withdrew his statement saying the one million boys were his fan base.
7. Portable loses Headies nomination
Portable’s uncouth personality and previous squabbles online resulted in the loss of nomination for the Headies Hip-hop award as the “Rookie of the year” and “Best Street Artist.” According to reports in a video circulated, he threatened the lives of the other co-nominees in the same group.
In a statement by the Headies, Organisers, Portable had been dropped over his recent misconduct and affiliations to ‘One Million Boys,’ a notorious gang in Lagos and his death threat to fellow nominees.
The statement issued by the Headies reads, “We have notified the Nigeria police of Mr Okikiola’s actions to fellow nominees. Also, demand for the immediate retraction of the video and a written apology to nominees in both categories and The Headies has been made.”
8. Resisting arrest from Ogun state police force
In a viral video it was shown that Portable was resisting arrest from the Ogun state police force.
In the viral video, Portable could be seen accusing the police of illegal arrest despite being told there was a petition against him.
”Show me your arrest warrant. Why did you come to my office to arrest people? You came and everyone was running. A yahoo boy sent police to arrest me just because I advised him to stop doing yahoo and vent into music.
”Are the police and Yahoo boys now working together? I don’t do Yahoo. I’m a musician. If you want to invite me to your station, you will invite me with money,” he said.
In his reaction to the incident, the state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed that the singer had declined invitation from the police on five occasions.
Oyeyemi stated that Portable is not bigger than the law, adding that minimum force will be used to arrest him.
“We have also sent an invitation to him through his father twice for questioning after a report was lodged against him. The police approached a court to get an arrest warrant for him following his refusal to honour the invitation. On sighting the police, Portable stripped himself naked so as to create a scene.
“Portable is not bigger than the law. We are going to use minimum force to arrest him,” he stated.
Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, The Force Public Relations Office, Force Headquarter, Abuja also released a statement;
“PORTABLE’S CONDUCT UNRULY, PUNISHABLE UNDER THE LAW – FPRO
Singer may Face Prosecution
The Nigeria Police Force has condemned the actions of one Habeeb Okikiola popularly known by his stage name Portable, in a viral video, where he was seen exhibiting irrational behavior and hurling insults at Police Officers carrying out their legal duty, an action which is criminal and punishable by the criminal laws of Nigeria.
The action of the singer in the video was unruly and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace and incitement of violence against the officers who were detailed to execute a warrant of arrest on him for series of allegations of criminal acts leveled against Mr Portable.
The NPF will take all necessary steps to investigate his actions and ensure that he is prosecuted for any criminal activity he may have committed depending on the severity of the offence. The Police will not condone any unruly act, assault or attack on its officers who are on lawful duty.
We need to respect our law enforcement agents who perpetually take the risk of maintaining law and order and fight crimes and criminality in our society.”