Fast-rising Nigerian artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has called out his senior colleague, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, for allegedly stealing his intellectual properties.
According to the controversial singer, Burna Boy was copying his mannerisms and style.
Taking to Instagram, Zazu posted a clip of Burna Boy saying, “akoi grace, akoi mercy, akoi blessing, akoi space, akoi biza biza. Blessing follow you.”
Portable claimed that the slangs and phrases are his styles and have become synonymous with his brand.
He also referenced a tweet where Burna Boy posted a picture of Portable and captioned it, “Deep down I really want this to be my album cover. Love, Damini.”
Portable pleaded with him for collaboration instead of using him for “promotion”.
He said in the video, “Uncle Burna abeg, shey you wan help me ni or you wan rip me. I use God beg you, shey make we sing ni abi you just dey use me do promotion. Na so you use my picture promote your album. Now you come dey sing akoi grace, akoi mercy, blessing follow me.
“Abeg, make we make song abeg. No ripping o, uncle Burna make we collabo. No rip me,” he said in a video also posted via his Instagram page on Wednesday.
He further wrote in the caption, “Need to know what’s up. Let’s link up, this is not a cruise matter @burnaboygram. Street ti take over. Akoi Industreet. Let’s give them 1 banger. Akoi Grace, Akoi space, Akoi mercy, Akoi blessing Akoi Bizza Bizza. No Ripping Zone.”
Burna Boy had appeared to have taken a liking to fast rising music star, Portable.
The singer had fallen in love with one of the controversial singer’s photo rocking what appeared to be either a graduation gown or a lawyer’s gown.
The Zazu crooner paired the outfit with matching black shoes, yellow sunglasses, a funny cap and his signature weird facial expression.
Burna Boy professed his love for the photo as he stated that he would actually love it if the photo is on his cover album.
“Deep down I really want this to be my album cover. Love, Damini.”