The organizers of the Headies Awards show has threatened to disqualify singer Portable following his death threat to co-nominees of its 2022 edition.
The fast-rising star, Portable earned a spot in the 2022 Headies awards nomination. He was nominated in the ‘Rookie of the year’ category in this year’s Headies Award nomination list, alongside Fave, Magixx, AV, and Ugoccie.
On his Instagram page, Portable shared screenshots of the categories he was nominated for and in the caption, revealed that he worked hard for the well-deserving nominations.
“I know I worked for this and I know it for me base on believe @the_headies Don Show love Akoi Grace King ZAzuu Best rookie and best street pop of the year ZAzuu ZEH ⭐️Street Ti Take Over @olamide @poco_lee Kala Wuwa Ika ZEH Nation.”
In a video now circulating on social media, Portable sat shirtless in a car while explaining in Yoruba why he deserved to win over the other nominees.
Reacting via its official Instagram page, The Headies stated that they have notified the Police of Portable’s threats against his fellow nominees. Headies also stated that it might be forced to disqualify the singer if he fails to retract his statement and issue an apology on his social media pages.
Their statement reads;
“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.”