Controversial Nigerian musician, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable, has lamented his exclusion from the Renewed Hope Concert held on Thursday at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
No fewer than 46 musicians including Buju, Waje, Brymo, Fireboy, Kaycee, Asake, Timaya, Pasuma, Naira Marley, Tony Tetuila, and Seyi Vibes, among many other music industry heavyweights performed at the concert.
The event was held in honour of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shetimma.
The Zazzoo crooner, who took to social media said he was not enlisted among the artistes despite his open support for Tinubu.
He said, “They have ripped me. I used to shout up and down: Akwe [There is] Tinubu and when I do so people insult me. But I continued posting it.”
While referring to the artistes who performed at the event, Portable said none of them campaigned for the president- elect and publicised him as he did.
He said, “They did not post you, Uncle Tinubu. We were the ones that fought for you. We fought for you in Lagos, everywhere, including online.”
Portable however acknowledged that the President-elect, through the organisers of the event, may have considered him to perform, but some middlemen excluded him.