Death threat: Headies notifies police, may disqualify Portable
Threats to disqualify emerging Nigerian musician Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, from the 2022 Headies Awards have been made by the awards’ organizers.
As reported, the ‘Zazuu’ crooner took to his Instagram page to threaten whoever wins the 2022 Headies Award over him.
According to him, if he fails to win any of the prizes in the two nominated categories, he’ll kill the person who beats him to the prizes.
In a press release issued by organizers, the Headies Academy in their response expressed displeasure over the singer’s statement.
“We have notified the Nigeria police of Mr. Okokiola’s actions to fellow nominees. Also, demand for the immediate retraction of the video as well as a written apology to nominees in both categories and to The Headies has been made.
“Should Mr. Okikiola fail to meet our demands, we will not only disqualify him from participating in The Headies but also enforce the instrumentality of the law.
“The general public are hereby implored to disregard the video and stop the dissemination of the same in the public space,” the Headies said.
Portable was nominated to contest in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories when The Headies unveiled the nominees for its 2022 edition on Tuesday
He is in the second category alongside Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Naira Marley, and Goya Menor.