Organizers of the popular music award, The Headies say Habeeb Okikiola better known as Portable may be disqualified following his death threat to co-nominees of its 2022 edition.
Naija News reports that Portable had threatened to kill anyone who wins any of the categories in his place, adding that they are no match for him.
Recall, Portable was nominated to vie in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories. He is expected to compete with Av, Fave, Magixx, and Ugoccie.
Reacting to the statement, the award’s organisers in a statement broadcast via HipTV, its satellite TV channel, on Friday said it might be forced to disqualify the singer if he fails to retract his statement and issue an apology on his Instagram page.
“We have notified the Nigerian police of Mr. Okokiola’s actions to fellow nominees,” the organisers stated.
“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 same in the public space.”
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