Headies Set To Arrest And Disqualify Portable Over Death Threats To His Co-Nominees
Headies reacts to Portable threat to Co-Nominees
The Headies has announced that it may disqualify Portable because of his death threat to co-nominees for its 2022 season.
The announcement was made by the award’s organizers via their Satellite TV station and official Instagram page.
It should be remembered that Headies announced the nominations for its 2022 edition on Tuesday, May 24th.
Portable was nominated in the categories of “Rookie of the Year” and “Best Street-Hop Artiste.” He’ll be up against AV, Fave, Magixx, and Ugoccie in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ category.
For the second category, ‘Street-Hop Artiste,’ he will compete against Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Naira Marley, and Goya Menor.
Portable, on the other hand, declared in a video released on Wednesday that the other nominees are no match for him.
He further threatened to kill anyone who wins any of the categories in his place.
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In its public announcement, The Headies 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.
“We have notified the Nigerian police of Mr. Okokiola’s actions to fellow nominees,” the organizers stated.
“Also, demand for the immediate retraction of the video as well as a written apology to nominees in both categories and 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 is hereby implored to disregard the video and stop the dissemination of same in the public space.”
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