In a recent revelation, renowned Nigerian artist Portable has shed light on a prevalent practice within the music industry. He claims that a significant portion of promoters and record label owners deliberately hinder artists from surpassing their own success. These statements come in response to rumors suggesting Portable's lack of gratitude towards those who have played a pivotal role in his career.
Portable's candid admission provides an insider's perspective into the dynamics of the Nigerian music scene. He explains that when artists are initially raised to prominence by promoters and labels, there is often an underlying expectation that they will not outgrow the support system provided. However, as artists demonstrate the potential to ascend to greater heights, these industry figures begin to make efforts to curtail their progress.
This revelation raises questions about the challenges artists face when striving for independence and artistic growth within the Nigerian music industry. It also prompts discussions on the power dynamics between artists, promoters, and record labels.
For a more in-depth understanding of Portable's perspective and his experiences within the music industry, you can watch the video below.