Singer Portable has been forced to retract his threats against his fellow nominees after the Headies Organisers threatened to disqualify him.
The Zazuu Crooner, who was nominated to vie in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories had threatened to kill anyone who wins any of the categories in his place. Portable threatened the life of his opponent who wins the award over him.
Hours after his post, Headies threatened to disqualify him if he doesn’t retract his statement.
The body stated that it doesn’t condone or accept such behaviour and as such he should be disregarded.
The Headies also revealed that the Police have been alerted should anything go wrong.
The award body called for him to retract his statement and tender a written apology to nominees in both categories or risk losing his award.
“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 noted.
The singer immediately took to his Instagram page to tender an apology to the organisers and his nominees.
He stated that he was only joking and catching cruises and meant no harm to anyone.
According to the singer, there is no fight between him and his co-nominee but his award should be given to him.
Referring to himself as a “madman musician”, Portable noted that he wasn’t fighting with the organisers.
He said, “Headies don nominate “madman” olorin. Streets ti take over. So make una give us our award o.
“No vex o, bros. Bros, no vex o. If I fuck up, no be me first dey fuck up. Plenty people don dey fuck up. Abeg I wan collect my award.”
Fans and Nigerian Celebrities like Eniola Badmus, Dayo Amusa, Jaywon, others were quite amazed at how he apologised to Headies because it was nothing close to being formal.