Headies’ Award: Portable threatens to kill anyone that replaces him following his disqualification
July 29, 2022
Nigerian popular singer, Portable, has threatened to kill anyone that replaces him following his disqualification from the Nigeria’s prestigious music award show, organised by “The Headies.”
Starnews Nigeria reports that “The Headies,”disqualified the popular singer, Mr. Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, as a nominee of the music award on the ground that he had garnered negative attention from the Nigeria Police and the general public.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the organisers also cited the criminal investigations carried out by the police over the singer’s recent misdemeanours.
Part of the statement read, “We regret to announce that following numerous indicting statements made by Mr. Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as ‘Portable’, and the incessant negative attention that Mr Okikiola has garnered from the Nigeria Police and the general public in recent times, the organisers of the Headies have resolved to disqualify Mr Okikiola as a nominee at the forthcoming 15th Headies Awards.
“Being subject of an investigation relating to criminal activities, Mr Habeeb Okikiola is hereby disqualified from both categories of awards at the forthcoming 15th Annual Headies Awards scheduled to hold later this year.”
Portable was nominated in the Best Street Artiste and Rookie of the Year categories.
In a viral video watched and obtained by Starnews Nigeria on Friday, portable who spoke in Yoruba Language said he will kill anyone that replaces him following his disqualification from the said award.
Smooth Promotions Limited, the parent company of the Headies, had written a petition to the Nigerian Police Force, formally notifying them of the singer’s threat to other nominees of the award following his nomination for the prestigious award before he was later disqualified over his alleged incessant negative utterances on social media.