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Popular street-pop artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, has revealed that he was paid to endorse the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Portable had come under fire on social media Portable had come under fire on social media after declaring support for APC in the upcoming Osun State governorship election on his Instagram page.
In the video posted on Wednesday, he also asked Nigerians to vote for Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election.
Portable, however, fired back at his critics, saying he was only doing his job, as the ruling party had paid him to support its candidates.
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In a new video posted on social media on Wednesday, the Zazuu crooner who said he was once paid to insult Tinubu, revealed that he has changed his tune because he was paid by the APC.
‘If they pay you money, you have to work. I was once paid to insult Tinubu during the protests. That was a long time ago. Now, APC has said Akoi Tinubu.
‘If they pay you, do your job, no ripping. When I was asked to insult Tinubu, I collected my money and did my job. Now Tinubu is the next. They’re the ones that gave me money, and I must do the work for the money I collected. Akoi APC,‘ he said in Yoruba.
Africa Daily News, New York had last week reported that veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, had revealed money plays a big role in the endorsement of politicians vying for elective offices by Nigerian celebrities.
The actor expressed displeasure over what he described as the lack of integrity and morality by some entertainers whom he said allow money to sway their opinions.