In a recent development, Young Duu, a former artist under the Zeh Nation record label led by Portable, has come forward with alarming allegations of assault.
He claimed that associates of Portable beat him up. The incident has caused a stir within the Nigerian music industry and the wider public.
Young Duu, a rising music star who recently parted ways with Zeh Nation, spoke out during an Instagram Live session with his fans. He recounted a distressing encounter, stating that he was “badly hurt” by individuals purportedly sent by Portable to harm him.
During the live session, Young Duu appealed to Nigerians, urging them to intervene and advise his former boss, Portable, against resorting to violence. He stated, “Portable sent his boys to beat me up; you guys should warn him to leave me alone. You know I don’t come here [social media] to rant senselessly. Portable should be called to order. I don’t want any problem. I don’t make trouble.”
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The allegations have raised concerns about the welfare and safety of artists within the Nigerian music industry, where disputes between artists and record labels are not uncommon. Young Duu’s decision to bring the issue to the public’s attention through social media has sparked a debate on the responsibilities of record labels and the treatment of their signed artists.