Portable reacts to Headies disqualification
Habeem Okikiola, better known by his stage name Portable, has responded to being disqualified from this year’s Headies.
Portable was disqualified from the award on Tuesday because he is “the focus of an inquiry linked to criminal actions.”
The singer posted on Instagram a short time after learning that he had been eliminated from The Headies 2022 that he has no regrets about any of his actions.
He said in a video:
“I am a child of light. I have fame, I have money, I have cars, I have wives, I have children. I am rich. People know me everywhere. I don’t regret my actions.”
The singer was nominated in May in the categories of “Best Street Artist” and “Rookie of the Year.”
He was to face off against Av, Fave, Magixx, and Ugoccie in the “Rookie of the Year” category.
In the second category, he competed against people like Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Naira Marley, and Goya Menor.
The Headies co-nominees, according to Portable, are no match for him, he said shortly after the nominations were announced.
Additionally, he made a death threat against anyone who won any of the categories in his place.
In response, the awards’ organizers threatened to remove him from consideration if he did not withdraw his statement and apologize on his social media profiles.
Portable had initially taunted the award organisers, saying they “nominated a mad man musician”.
After that, the musician apologized for his “unguarded utterance,” which he claimed was innocuous.
Portable has been in the news for contentious reasons ever since he rose to fame.
He was recently invited by the Ogun State Police Command for reportedly asking his crew to brutally beat a young man.