A multi-talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Habeeb Okikiola (born March 12, 1994) with the stage name as Portable Omolalomi, came to prominence for his hit single “Zazoo Zeh” featuring the Nigerian street sensations, Olamide and popular dancer, Poco Lee.
Portable Zazu Biography
|Birth Name:||Habeeb Okikiola|
|Birth Date:||March 12, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Ogun State, Nigeria|
|Net Worth:||$10,000 – $50,000|
He has been able to prove himself with street credibility while taking advantage of the already popular Nigerian rave of Shaku shaku.
Early Life and Career
Portable Omolalomi was born on March 12, 1994 in the city of Abeokuta to the family of Mr and mrs Okikiola.
He is from Ogun State, Western part of Nigeria and from the Yoruba tribe to be precise. He was raised alongside his siblings by his parents.
He can speak the Yoruba language fluently due to his immediate environment and that has been a major turnaround for his music career.
He had his elementary education Abeokuta and decided to put a stop to his education to focus on doing music which is his first love.
Portable Zazu Music Career
Recognizing that he would have a better chance of success in the industry if he lived in the heart of it, Portable Omolalomi relocated to Lagos State, Africa’s music capital. While in Lagos, Portable Omolalomi sought out producers to collaborate, as he was constantly writing new rap songs.
However, he kept a 9-5 job as an artisan on the mainland of Lagos to pay his bills. Although he had recorded a couple of songs that did poorly commercially, Portable Omolalomi was unafraid to pursue his dream of becoming an A-list artist in the industry.
Fortune recently smiled on him when he had a chance meeting with his music idol, Olamide. It was an emotional moment for Portable, who burst into tears as he knelt and sobbed in front of Olamide’s legs.
Fortunately for Portable Omolalomi, Olamide recognized his talent and invited him to join an ongoing collaboration project with dancer and recording artist Poco Lee. The project gave birth to Zazoo Zeh’s song, which became an instant hit.
Portable has risen to prominence due to the song’s catchy lyrics and the phrase, Zazoo Zeh, which have gone viral in the industry. Since the song’s success, Portable Omolalomi has received numerous requests for collaboration from industry heavyweights.
He fell in love with rap music with influences from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre and was able to make it a reality after switching to Yoruba rap with the rise of the indigenous rappers like Olamide, CDQ, Qdot and so on.
With an evolving slang “Zazu Zeh”, Portable is fast becoming one of the street sensation to reckon with in the Nigerian music industry.
Portable Omolalomi makes his money through shows and concerts. The talented singer has an estimated net worth of $10,000 – $50,000.
Ever since Portable Omolalomi broke into the industry, his followership on social media has skyrocketed.
Currently, he has over 260k followers on Instagram.
- Instagram: @portable_omolalomi