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Entertainment of Wednesday, 27 July 2022


Headies award disqualifies Portable, withdraws his nomination

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The Organisers of the Nigerian Music Awards popularly known as Headies has disqualified singer, Habeeb Okikiola aka Portable and withdrawn his nomination for the upcoming awards.

Portable was disqualified from the list of nominees following his continuous reckless statements on social media.

"We regret to announce that following numerous indicting statements made by Mr. Habeeb Okikiola popularly knowns 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,” the statement reads.

“The decision to disqualify him is accentuated by series of misdemeanours by Mr Okikiola via his social media platforms. On the 25th of May 2022, he threatened to kill, harm or cause harm to the other nominees in the same categories of awards hewas nominated for, if he does not emerge the winner, precisely."

Recall that the 'Zazuu' crooner took to social media to threaten to kill his co-nominees of its 2022 edition.

Another reason for his disqualification is as a result of the investigation by the Nigerian police after claiming to have created a group of cultist with about 1 million boys.

Portable was nominated for ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories when The Headies unveiled the nominees for its 2022 edition.

Other nominees in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ category include Av, Fave, Magixx, and Ugocci.

For the second category, he was going against Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Naira Marley, and Goya Menor among others.