Nigerian fast-rising singer, Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable has been disqualified from the favored music award Headies.
Naija News remembers Transportable was nominated for the Finest Road-Hop Artiste and Rookie of the Yr awards, alongside different fast-rising singers.
His disqualification was made identified in an announcement on Tuesday evening, twenty sixth July, by the organisers of the awards following the singer’s involvement with the Nigerian Police in current instances.
The Headies organiser cited problems with alleged loss of life and hurt threats to different nominees in the identical classes if he fails to emerge the winner.
The organisers additionally expressed displeasure over a video revealed by the ‘Za Zu Zeh’ crooner claiming affliation with the dreaded robbery gang known as ‘1 Million boys’.
The assertion reads: “We remorse to announce that following quite a few indicting statements made by Mr. Habeeb Okikiola popularly referred to as “Transportable”, and the incessant damaging consideration that Mr Okikiola has garnered from the Nigeria Police and most of the people in current instances, the organisers of the Headies have resolved to disqualify Mr Okikiola as a nominee on the forthcoming 15 Headies Awards.”
“The choice to disqualify Mr. Okikiola is accentuated by sequence of misdemeanours by Mr Okikiola through his social media platforms. On the twenty fifth of Could 2022, he threatened to kill, hurt or trigger hurt to the opposite nominees in the identical classes of awards he was nominated for, if he doesn’t emerge the winner, exactly.
“These are my awards. Anyone else who wins, I’ll ask for them to be killed. I’ll ask them to kill the particular person. If the organizers give my award to another person, they are going to die”. -Mr. Habeeb Okikiola.”
“On the 18th of July 2022, Mr Okikiola revealed a video on his social media platforms the place he said that he’s the founding father of the infamous cult group, ‘One Million Boys’.”
“The stated group gained notoriety for maiming and robbing harmless Nigerians over time. In his phrases, he stated; “Have you ever heard of Ajah boys, One Million Boys? I established them. “
“Moreover, on the 17” of June 2022, Mr. Habeeb Okikiola made a recording of himself the place he ordered his group of buddies to assault and inflict bodily hurt on his accused buddy, DJ Hen. In his phrases, he stated; “E na eleyi paa jo!” (beat him mercilessly!).”