Portable Claims He’s the Heir to Fela’s Throne: Insights from Bae U Barbi Show
Portable’s Bold Declaration
In a bold move that has stirred both admiration and controversy, Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, has proclaimed himself the rightful heir to the legacy of the late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. This declaration came during his appearance on the Bae U Barbi show, where Portable discussed his rising prominence in the music industry.
Embracing the Title of “Newborn Fela”
During the show, Portable acknowledged the title of “newborn Fela,” a moniker bestowed upon him by his loyal fan base. He expressed gratitude for the recognition, attributing his success to the unwavering support of his fans. “I didn’t give myself the title, ‘Newborn Fela.’ My fans gave it to me,” Portable affirmed, highlighting the significance of his fanbase in propelling him to fame.
Asserting Dominance in the Music Scene
Refuting claims that he is still an up-and-coming artist, Portable boldly asserted his dominance in the Nigerian music landscape. “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,” he declared, emphasizing his widespread influence and popularity.
Continuous Rise to Prominence
Despite achieving significant success, Portable remains steadfast in his pursuit of greater glory. He dismissed the notion of plateauing, declaring, “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.”