On Thursday morning, some lawyers, stormed out of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference over the invitation of popular singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable as guest artiste.
The concert held at the Velodrome, MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja,was tagged Unbarred, and was held as part of the NBA Annual General Conference.
Reports gathered revealed that many of the lawyers questioned the choice of the Zazu singer and walked out of the show angrily.
The protesting lawyers were seen walking or driving out of the stadium around 1 am.
Reacting to the issue, one of the lawyers in a message to newsmen said: “How dare they call Portable to come and play for lawyers at the conference? Can you imagine? Normally, Unbarred doesn’t end till 3am or 4am but we are leaving for our hotels. We are so upset.”
Another lawyer said his day was spoilt because of the Zazu singer invited.
“They spoilt my day with this Zazu. He couldn’t even wear a shirt”
Another lawyer said: “I also left but it was largely due to the fact that I was tired. Many of the conferees were unhappy that Portable was invited.”
Other lawyers, however, stayed behind to watch the controversial singer perform.
Videos circulated on social media show a shirtless Portable climbing some of the equipment at the stadium.