Aminat Okikiola, Sister of Controversial Nigerian Singer, Habeeb Okikiola is popularly known as Portable, has recounted most of her brother’s childhood days.
In an interview with the Nation news, Aminat, who runs a groceries store in the Oke-Osa area of Iyana Ilogbo, Ado-Odo/Otta Local Government Area of Ogun State, where the singer grew up, said Portable started showing traits of his singing talents right from childhood before their mother died and she took up his upbringing.
According to her, the singer was respectful and obedient during his childhood days. she said Portable started showing traits of his singing talents right from childhood before their mother died and she took up his upbringing. Aminat revealed how she enrolled him with a tailor to learn to tailor, a skill he learned so well.
Speaking on his recent bad habits, Aminat told the Nation News that Portable may have picked up the habit of smoking and drinking from his singing profession and the stardom that followed.
Aminat revealed an underlying level of trust and rapport between their father and the singer because the father was responsible for supervising the construction of the portable’s new home.
Amina said; “He started showing his talent for singing from childhood before our mother passed. Right after our mother’s death, he intensified the habit, Eventually, I enrolled him with a tailor to learn to tailor. The plan was for him to learn that trade and have a means of livelihood.
Of course, he went to school. He attended Iganmode Secondary School in Ota. Primary school was in the Iyana-Iba area in Lagos. Then my mum died. I was twenty when mum died. I am ten years older. I took him in and brought him up. So I am like a mother to him”.