The organisers of the Headies Awards 2022 edition disqualified singer, Haveeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable from the list of nominees for threatening to assassinate his co-nominees.
Wakadaily gathered that on the 25th of May 2022, portable threatened to kill, harm or cause harm to the other nominees in the same categories of awards he was nominated for if he does not emerge the winner.
He was nominated to contest in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories when The Headies unveiled the nominees for its 2022 edition on Tuesday. Other nominees e in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ category include Av, Fave, Magixx, and Ugocci.
For the second category, he was nominated with Bella Shmurda, Mohbad, Naira Marley, and Goya Menor among others.
However, not being pleased with Portable’s statement, organisers of the awards took to their official Instagram account on Tuesday to announce the disqualification.
He wrote, “The Headies officially disqualifies Mr Habeeb Okikiola ( @portablebaeby ) from its 15th nominees’ list to further pass a strong message of not condoning reckless and uncouth statements.
“The music industry demands all-round excellence, and it is extremely important for young artists being potential role models to exude professional responsibility, proper decorum and have respect for others.”