Terry G, a street pop artist, has talked about how Portable (Zazzuu) has been compared to him both as a person and as a musician.
One of the key architects of the street pop sound and multiple award-winning musician Terry G responded to the comparison between him and another street pop artist Portable in a post on his social media account.
After a recent altercation with Portable and a few Nigerian police officers, the musician responded to a post published by a social media user. Terry G noted that there was no justification for equating a creator of that genre of music with another performer who was also a part of the trend.
Never compare an original to a photocopy in this fad industry since your thoughts will quickly go.
Terry G has addressed this similarity before, though; the artist did so in an interview with the Punch newspaper in 2022.
In the interview, Terry G claimed that:
It is a good thing. I love Portable so much. Despite the fact that I did the ‘crazy genre’ of music, it does not mean that somebody else cannot be inspired and still unique. He is quite unique. There is nothing he has that can be compared to mine, musically and intellectually. I feel nobody should shut him out. He cannot be stopped. If he stops talking, what else will happen? That is his style. It (controversies) did not just start from me. It started with different guys that represented the streets, and it will still continue. It is normal.