The organizers of the Headies Awards have threatened to disqualify fast-rising Nigeran singer, Portable over his death threat to co-nominees of its 2022 edition.
Portable Threaten Headies Nominees
KanyiDaily recalls that The Headies had announced the nominees for this year’s award scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the COBB Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, USA.
Portable was nominated in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ category alongside AV, Fave, Magixx and Ugoccie. He will also slug it out with Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Naira Marley, and Goya Menor among others in the ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ category.
Reacting in a video shared on his Instagram page, Portable claimed the other nominees are no match for him because his hit song “Zazuu Zeh” is known worldwide.
The singer, who was seen sitting shirtless in a car while speaking Yoruba language, further threatened to kill other nominees if he loses to the in both categories.
Headies Organizers Slam Portable
In a statement broadcast via HipTV on Friday, the Headies organizers said they have notified the police about the death threat, stressing that they might be forced to disqualify the singer if he fails to retract his statement and issue an apology on his social media pages.
“We have notified the Nigeria police of Mr. Okokiola’s actions to fellow nominees. 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 the same in the public space,” The Headies noted.
'We've notified the police' — @The_Headies threatens to disqualify Portable over death threat to co-nominees
— CableLifestyle (@CableLifestyle) May 27, 2022
Meanwhile, fast-rising Nigerian rapper, Cheque has called out The Headies for failing to nominate him for the prestigious award, claiming he was overlooked in the hip-hop category.
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