2022 Headies: organizers threatens to disqualify Portable over death threat to co-nominees
The organisers of the award ceremony broke the news in a statement broadcast via HipTV, its satellite TV channel, on Friday.
It would be that the nominees for the 2022 edition were unveiled on Tuesday among which Portable was nominated in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories respectively.
In an Instagram video on Wednesday, the singer had claimed other nominees are no match for him.
He further threatened to kill anyone who wins any of the categories in his place.
As a result, The Headies in its public announcement, 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.”
“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.”