"Unbarred concert": Angry lawyers stage walkout at NBA's conference over invitation of Portable as guest artist

2023-08-31 18:37:35

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FCT, Abuja - In the wee hours of Thursday, August 31, some lawyers left an event that was being held in Abuja as part of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) annual general conference.

The programme tagged "Unbarred" was held at the Velodrome of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Federal Capital Territory.

According to the event's poster, the host was Timi Agbaje, DJ Skillz and Veentage Band were billed to man the Music Policy and it promised a surprise act.

Time to unveil the surprise act and lawyers who had waited several hours for the programme to start were stunned to see Portable being announced as the guest performer, The Nation reported.

The president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau gave a brief speech, followed by a brief entertainment by the DJ before Portable's 'shocking' appearance on stage.

A significant number of the attorneys chose to leave after raising concerns about the choice of the self-styled 'wahala' musician for the event.

The protesting solicitors were seen leaving the stadium on foot and others in their vehicles.

2023-08-31 News