Nigerian recording artiste, Habeeb Okikiola who is better known as Portable has tendered a public apology to organizers of the prestigious Nigerian award, Headies Award.
A couple of days ago, Ripples Nigeria reported that the organizers of the Headies Award nullified the nominations of controversial recording artists after he threatened to murder his fellow nominees and also alleged that he established the occult groups, One Million Boys and Ajah Boys.
In a video shared online, Portable, who was nominated for – ‘Rookie of the Year and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste,’ tendered his apology to the organizers and urged his fans to keep voting.
Watch him speak below.
Portable Tenders Another Apology To Headies – Tells Fans To Keep Voting (See Video) pic.twitter.com/AjPKKzViXs— ❁ (@iamlumidy) July 29, 2022
The organizers said Portable was disqualified from the awards over his alleged link with the deadly one Million Boys gang which terrorized Lagos during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 and other controversies.
The statement read: “We regret to announce that following numerous indicting statements made by Mr. Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as ‘Portable,’ and the incessant negative attention that Mr. Okikiola has garnered from the Nigeria Police and the general public in recent times, the organizers of the Headies have resolved to disqualify Mr. Okikiola as a nominee at the forthcoming 15th Headies Awards.
“The decision to disqualify Mr. Okikiola is accentuated by a series of misdemeanours by Mr Okikiola via his social media platforms. On May 25 2022, he threatened to kill, harm or cause harm to the other nominees in the same categories of awards he was nominated for, if he did not emerge the winner.”