The organizers of the Headies, a popular music awards show, has threatened to disqualify Portable following his death threat to co-nominees of its 2022 edition.
The singer, 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 made this threat in a video on Wednesday as he claimed other nominees are no match for him
Consequently, the Headies in its public announcement on Friday said it might be forced to disqualify the singer if he fails to retract his statement and issue an apology on his social media pages.
The statement reads in part: “We have notified the Nigerian 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 same in the public space.”
A day after bagging double nominations in the ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ and ‘Rookie of the Year’ categories, Portable publicly warned the Headies that there will be a big problem if his two awards are given to other artistes.
Adding that no one comes close to him in the category of which he was nominated, the raving singer had boasted that he remains the king of street music.
Most worrisome, he threatened the show’s organisers not to give his award to someone else.
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