In a recent social media outburst, controversial Nigerian artist Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, took aim at his colleague Spyro for refusing to collaborate on a song with him. Portable accused the “Who’s Your Guy” crooner of being an up-and-coming artist who should display more humility.
The rant, which unfolded on Instagram, saw Portable lambasting Spyro for declining the collaboration based on their different musical styles. Portable, known for his hit songs and numerous performances, expressed his frustration with Spyro’s decision.
In response to Portable’s comments, Spyro, whose real name is Oludipe Oluwasanmi David, addressed the issue in a recent interview with Cool FM, Lagos. He clarified that he would not collaborate with Portable due to their different musical styles, explaining that Portable would not be able to deliver the kind of music that Spyro would write for him.
During the interview, when asked who he would never write a song for, Spyro replied, “Not because I have an issue with him, but because our paths just don’t cross, like, our kinds of music don’t align. Portable, I guess. It can’t work. He wouldn’t be able to deliver the kind of music that I would write for him because it’s not his tier.”
The clash between Portable and Spyro highlights the contrasting opinions on musical collaboration and artistic compatibility within the Nigerian music industry. While Portable expressed disappointment and questioned Spyro’s credentials, Spyro maintained that their musical paths diverged and suggested that their collaboration would not be a good fit.
As the news of their disagreement spreads across social media, fans and industry observers are weighing in on the differing perspectives presented by Portable and Spyro. Whether this public spat will escalate further or eventually be resolved remains to be seen, but it underscores the challenges and complexities that arise in the music industry when artists navigate collaborations and creative partnerships.
As fans await further developments, it is evident that Portable and Spyro’s musical paths are unlikely to intersect anytime soon, leaving both artists to pursue their respective careers in their own musical spheres.