Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable Omolalomi (Zazu Zeh) by fans is one of the recent faces in Nigerian street singer, dancer and local rap music industry as his music appeals to young people in the streets.
|Real Name (Birth Name)||Habeeb Okikiola|
|Stage Name||Portable (Zazoo Zehh)|
|Date of birth||12th of March 1994|
|Born||March 12, 1994|
|Age||28 Year Old|
Who Is Portable?
Portable’s rise to fame was by chance and unexpected both to him and to the people around him. As of December 2021, the name portable was never heard in the Nigerian music industry.
He stumbled into fame when blogger Don Blue used one of his songs as a soundtrack on a post. The music caught the attention of prominent street rapper Olamide, through Poco lee, Olamide was able to get in touch with Portable and the rest they say is history. The trio went ahead to release the popular “Zazu Zeh” song
Early Life of Portable
Portable was born on 12th March 1994 in Abeokuta before he moved to Sango Ota all in Ogun State. The 28-year-old singer is also an indigene of the state.
Portable was born and raised in Ogun State, he speaks Yoruba language and this influenced his decision to become an indigenous Yoruba street rapper because he relates so well.
According to him, he was also influenced by major rappers like Snoop Dog, Tupac Shakur, and Dr Dre and he intends to infuse their rap styles into his Yoruba street rap music.
With the emergence of promising street rappers like Qdot, CDQ, Danny Young and his benefactor Olamide, portable decided to move to Lagos where he can have access to opportunities when they present themselves.
While in the Music Capital of Africa, Lagos, Portable recorded songs regularly and was on the lookout for producers who would work with him. He didn’t put all his eggs in one basket, as he awaited his breakthrough in the music industry, he worked a 9-5 job to make ends need.
Despite the many rejections he received from several producers, portable was never deterred, he kept trying until fortune smiled on him. He has presently become one of the most echoed names in the industry.
Educational Qualification of Portable
Portable’s parents Mr and Mrs Okikiola, made sure that he had a good educational background. He attended a public primary and secondary school in Abeokuta. After he obtained his Olevel result, portable decided not to further his education. He enrolled for vocational education at a training institute.
He was successful at the vocation for a while before his big break into the music industry
Portable (Zazuu Zehh)’s Music Career
Growing up in a Yoruba environment, Portable Zazu became proficient in speaking the language, which is evident in the songs he sings. While in school, he became interested in listening to rap songs by top rappers across the world. He often listened to rap songs by American artists such as Dr Dre, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G and Snoop Dogg etc. This was where his passion for songs began. He often composed rap songs of his own.
Portable Zazu chose a career path in Yoruba rap music when he began listening to songs by Nigeria’s top rappers including Lord Of Ajasa, Dagrin, Danny Young, Olamide, QDot, CDQ etc.
Moving from his hometown, Portable Zazu moved to Lagos to promote his career in music. He has tried producing several songs which didn’t get recognized. His big break in music happened when he was introduced to top Nigerian rapper, Olamide by Poco Lee. During his struggle to make it big in the Nigerian music industry, he was working on a 9-5 job. However, he never lost his desire to breakthrough in Yoruba rap music. He released a hit track last year titled Zazu zeh where he featured Olamide and Poco Lee. The word ‘Zazu’ is derived from a female name of Hebrew origin meaning ‘Movement.’
Portable’s Personal life It is believed that Portable Zazu is single, however, he is in a relationship. He has kept his relationship with his pretty babe private. He revealed he is a father of two boys during an interview with Jahbless Original Intelligence.
Portable has released several songs sequel to releasing his first major hit “Zazu Zeh”. The songs are;
- Amaka ft. Orezi, Li2 Doctor
- Expensive OG
- Hello ft. C Blvck
- Money Before You Love
- Alagbara Atijo ft. DJ OP Dot
- Odogwu Bitters
- Ojabo kofo
- Oro owo
- My way
- Neighbour ft Small Doctor
- Ayomi ft. Mr Gbafun
- All Eyes On Me ft. Barry Jhay
- Carry Me Trabaye ft. DJ Double K
- Ogo Forever
- Zazuu Zeh (refix) ft. DJ Toby
- Zazoo Zehh ft. Poco Lee and Olamide
- Mushin City ft. RSK Raptor
Hopefully, in the coming days, we would be giving more songs from the Portable
Portable (Zazoo Zehh) Endorsement
Portable recently struck a N50 Million endorsement deal with Odogwu Bitters owned by Igbo Nigerian Billionaire, Obi Cubana. This is said to be his highest Endorsement Deal since he rose to fame in December 2021.
This had to impact very well in Portable Net Worth and Life changing.
Who is Portable’s Wife?
Portable is married to his lover Zainab Balogun. They got married during the naming ceremony of their son. The couple during the ceremony were seen in matching outfits exchanging wedding bands.
Portable has another son from a different woman, making him a father of two sons.
Not much is known about his wife and family but it’s certain that he loves and cherishes them.
The name Portable Omolalomi has stirred up a lot of controversies on the internet basically due to his uncultured utterance.
For instance, his name was removed from the Headies Award nomination list for 2022, due to his threats to another artist under the same category as him. It was also reported that he was once dragged on social media for saying he is a member of a notorious robbery gang in Lagos State.
Like him or hate him, the name Portable keeps making waves in the Nigerian music Industry. His rise and influence opened doors of brand endorsement for him, earlier this year he signed a brand ambassadorship deal with Obi Cubana’s owned Odogwu Bitters alongside comedian Broda Shaggi.
Portable’s Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be about $200,000
who is also known professionally as Portable is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born on the 12th of March, 1994, and hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He came into the limelight in December 2021 after the release of his single “Zazoo Zehh” featuring Olamide and Poco Lee, a record that went on to become a viral/hit song.