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Portable deserves accolades – Singer, Simi

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Nigerian singer, Simi has said her colleague, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, deserves “flowers” despite his controversial nature.

Recall that Portable made headlines after he was captured in a viral video resisting arrest by police operatives. He was arrested and detained for three days before being arraigned before an Ogun State Magistrate Court, sitting in Ifo, on a three-count charge bothering on assault and theft of musical equipment.

He was later granted N800,000 bail; however, the Magistrate ordered that Portable be remanded at the correctional centre in Ilaro pending the perfection of his bail conditions.

Following his release, the Zazu crooner dropped a new song titled ‘Federal Government Liability’. He bragged in the song that he didn’t wear a prison uniform while at the correctional centre in Ilaro.

His new song elicited mixed reactions.

Praising Portable’s resilience, Simi said, deserves accolades.

She tweeted, “Gotta give Portable his flowers lol.”

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Banky W survives 4th cancer surgery

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Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone a fourth cancer surgery.

The Made For You crooner, In a heartfelt post on his Instagram page on Thursday, expressed gratitude to God for his recovery.

Banky W thanked his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers, as well as his medical team, Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga, for their expertise and care.

Sharing a video he wrote, “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

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‘I was scammed while trying to join Wizkid’s label’ – Seyi Vibez

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Popular Nigerian singer, Seyi Vibez has recounted how he was defrauded while attempting to join Wizkid’s record label, Starboy Entertainment, during the early days of his career.

He recalled that he Googled how to join Starboy Entertainment and he saw a number. Upon calling the number, he said he was asked to pay N10,000 for the registration form which he did but got blocked after the payment.

The ‘Cana’ hitmaker disclosed this during a recent interview with Wazobia FM, Lagos.

Vibez said, “I remember when I was 13 years old, I wanted to sign to Starboy, I went to Google and typed, ‘How to register to Starboy record label.’ I saw one number and I called the number, the guy who picked it said I should pay for form N10,000.

“That was how I sold my phone and paid the guy N10,000 but after the payment he blocked me. He told me that he was Wizkid’s recruitment officer. I said I would come for the screening, I would perform and Wizkid would judge my performance. So I fell for it.”

He advised up-and-coming artists not to sign up for any record label online.

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E-Money and his brother promise to cater for Junior Pope’s children till they grow up

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Singer Kcee has pledged that he and his brother, Emeka Okonkwo, aka E-Money, will assume responsibility for the late Nollywood actor, Junior Pope’s children till they are old enough to cater for themselves.

He made the pledge at the actor’s funeral in Ukehe, Nsukka, Enugu State, on Friday.

Kcee said, “On behalf of my brother, E-Money and our friends, I want to say sorry to the family. Junior Pope is a blessing to this generation. He is somebody that we will never forget in this generation.

“My brother is the godfather of his first son. The friendship we have with Junior Pope has been for ages. When the unfortunate incident happened, my brother said to me that we were going to take up responsibility for his three sons till they were grown.

“But we can’t do that without the support of the family. So we are saying it openly to the family, we are ready to take care of the three kids to any level they want till they are grown to cater for themselves. We will take care of their education, feeding, clothing, and holidays. We are not doing it to show off but to honour our friend’s dying wish for a better life for his children. And we took it upon ourselves that we are going to support this family to train these children.”

Junior Pope died on April 10, 2024, alongside three others after their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location.

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