Portable fires studio staff over alleged theft

Singer Portable

Singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has said that he fired staff at his recording studio for accounting for only seven thousand naira as earnings when he travelled.

The 27-year-old said this in an Instagram post on Thursday.

Portable claimed that he makes up to 15 million naira in five days when he manages the studio himself but to his surprise, his staff gave him an account of N7,000 when he returned from a six-week trip.

He said in Pidgin, “I build studio, they no gree make money. Dem dey chop all my money, na why I pursue them. Studio wey be say me anytime I record, I make two million, three million, four million. In five days, I fit make N15 million. I travelled for one month and two weeks, I con ask dem how much them make, they say they make 7,000 naira.”

In March 2022, Portable fired every member of his crew including his manager, disc jockey and show promoter, alleging that they put up an attitude, whenever new people want to “mingle” with him.

Speaking further, Portable accused members of his crew of always holding him back from meeting new people and making progress in his career. He mentioned that he no longer wants to deal with their attitude and he wants to maintain his space.