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Portable accuses Burna Boy of infringing on styles, intellectual rights

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Singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has accused Grammy Award winner, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, of infringing on his intellectual rights.

Portable, in an Instagram post, accused Burna Boy of copying his mannerisms and style.

Posting a clip of Burna Boy saying, “akoi grace, akoi mercy, akoi blessing, akoi space, akoi biza biza. Blessing follow you”, the singer claimed that the slangs and phrases are his styles and have become synonymous with his brand.

Also Portable referred to a tweet by Burna Boy where the Grammy Award winner posted a picture of Portable and captioned it, “Deep down I really want this to be my album cover. Love, Damini.”

The Zazu Zee crooner asked Burna Boy if he wants a collaboration with him or whether he was exploiting him to promote his album.

“Uncle Burna abeg, shey you wan help me ni or you wan rip me. I use God beg you, shey make we sing ni abi you just dey use me do promotion. Na so you use my picture promote your album. Now you come dey sing akoi grace, akoi mercy, blessing follow me.

“Abeg, make we make song abeg. No ripping o, uncle Burna make we collabo. No rip me,” he said in a video also posted via his Instagram page on Wednesday.

“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,” he added.

Burna Boy in recent times seems to have taken a liking to Portable’s style. Weeks ago, he posted a photo of Portable in what appeared to be either a graduation gown or a lawyer’s gown with black shoes, yellow sunglasses, a funny cap and his signature weird facial expression.

Burna Boy said he likes the photo and would actually love it if the photo is on his cover album.

“Deep down I really want this to be my album cover. Love, Damini.”

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