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Portable Accuses Burna Boy of Intellectual Property Theft

Fast-rising artiste, Habeeb Okikiola better known as Portable has accused self-acclaimed African giant, Burna boy of not only using his contents without his permission but also exploiting him for personal gains.

The Zazu singer on his Instagram page posted a clip of Burna Boy saying, “akoi grace, akoi mercy, akoi blessing, akoi space, akoi biza biza. Blessing follow you.” 

According to Portable, the phrases are part of his mannerisms and have become synonymous with his brand. 

He also referenced a time when Burna Boy used his picture to promote his yet-to-be-released album on Twitter. Burna tweeted, “Deep down I really want this to be my album cover. Love, Damini.”

Portable who felt he was being taken advantage of, told Burna Boy not to rip him off by using his intellectual property. He further asked the Grammy award winner to collaborate with him, instead of using him for “promotion”.

Portable said, “Zazu, I don come with my wahala. Wahala dey look for trouble. Na jeje I sitdon o! Uncle Burna Boy, abeg, shey you wan help me abi you wan rip me?

Abeg, I use God beg you. Shey make we sing ni abi you just dey use me dey do promotion?

Na so you use my picture promote your album. Now you come dey sing. Akoi grace! Akoi mercy! Blessing dey follow me.

Na me get am o! Na Zazu get am. Abeg, make we do song na abeg. Street ti take over. Make we link up. No be say kitikiti.

No ripping o! Akoi grace! Akoi mercy! Blessing dey follow me. Uncle Burna, abeg make we collabo, abeg. Abeg I use God beg you. No ripping! No ripping!!”

And in the caption of the Instagram post, Portable wrote, “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.”

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