Several reactions have trailed the performance of Nigerian singer, Habeeb Olalomi Oyegbile, popularly known as Portable, at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) concert in Abuja.
Naija News reports that the controversial singer went wild during his thrilling performance by climbing the floodlight to the amazement of the crowd.
The programme tagged ‘Unbarred’ was held on Thursday at the Velodrome of the MKO Abiola Stadium, which is part of the association’s Annual General Conference, which began on Sunday.
Some lawyers had expressed reservations and walked out after hearing that Portable was the guest performer because of the controversy surrounding the singer in the last few months.
Surprisingly, the singer was cheered on by the audience at the same programme during the performance, while some lawyers could be heard shouting and chanting, “no ooo” at his actions.
Some netizens took to X (formerly Twitter) to express their thoughts on the performance of the controversial artiste at the NBA concert.
@Tee_Classiquem1 wrote: “They asked you to organize NBA concert where lawyers and respected SANs will be present and you brought Portable to come and perform for them, as what, please? Some show organizers just don’t know where to draw the line, what happens to different artiste for different occasions?”
@bearded_lawyah said, “I just want to see the genius at the Planning Committee meeting that thought it’d be a good idea to bring Portable to #Unbarred because if they aren’t high on Odogwu Bitters, then they must be charged and bail lawyers because this thing no dey make sense no matter how you look am!”
@marcel_great said, “As #NigBarAssoc has decided to embarrass the bar with their choice of artiste for the unbarred concert, let it be known that we will visit the issue during next year’s election. What business does the NBA have with Portable? #afamosigwe we will remind you.”
@Nicole_Izoduwa wrote: “Nigeria Bar Association [NBA] hires Portable to play and entertain in its annual conversion!
Yet it wants Ifunaya suspended for content creation….Nigeria and comedy show.”
@IheanachoEsq wrote: “Nigeria Bar Association!!! What is this disdain?
“What has the legal profession turned into?🤔Once a “NOBLE PROFESSION” 🤔
“Portable at NBA CONFERENCE?”
@Ifechideere wrote: “Portable performed at the Nigeria Bar Association conference?
“Maybe I don’t see it; how do their values align?”
@OpeyemiAkinyod2 wrote: “Portable performing at the NBA Conference will remain the biggest mystery of my month of August…
“I can’t just wrap my head around it. Half naked Man climbing poles at the very prestigious NBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE….
“Omo…This is way, way below the belt.”
@DeleFarotimi wrote: “I applaud whoever is responsible for booking alaye mi Portable to play at the recent gathering of lawyers in Abuja.
“The NBA could not have picked a better or more befitting brand ambassador. When are we disbarring Ifunanya?😏🙄”