Street Pop sensation Portable has once again grabbed the headlines, this time with a direct request for Nigerian music icons Wizkid and Davido. In response to Wizkid’s recent philanthropy towards rising hypeman GEO, Portable took to his Instagram account to remind everyone that he was the catalyst behind Wizkid’s initial inclination to show love to the streets.
Portable’s claims find merit in a previous appearance on The Honest Bunch Podcast, where he urged Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy to “show love to the trenches.” Following Wizkid’s generous gift of 20 million naira to GEO after the viral success of Portable’s single “Big Wizzy (Italawa),” Portable has now voiced his own request in a video.
In the video, Portable made it clear that he wasn’t seeking financial assistance from Wizkid; instead, he expressed his desire to collaborate with the Afrobeats megastar on a future project. He also extended a similar request to Davido, asking for a “life-changing verse.”
Portable said he doesn’t want money from Wizkid, he said he wants a verse cos he knows he’s going more money from the song than he can imagine. pic.twitter.com/FKQCXL8ign
— BASITO (@itzbasito) December 4, 2023
Portable, who rose to prominence with the Olamide Baddo-assisted hit single “Zazzu Zeh,” has been actively seeking collaborations with A-list artists. This move follows previous calls to other industry heavyweights such as Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, and Asake as he pursues his superstar ambitions.
Despite no responses from the artists on his wish list, Portable remains undeterred in his pursuit of notable collaborations, displaying resilience and determination in his quest for a breakthrough in the Nigerian music scene.