Habeeb Okikiola, the singer better known as Portable, says he has no regrets following his disqualification by the Headies.
In May, the fast-rising singer was nominated for the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories of the annual award.
But on Tuesday, the award organisers disqualified the singer, citing the incessant controversies involving him in recent times.
“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 organisers of the Headies have resolved to disqualify Mr Okikiola as a nominee at the forthcoming 15 Headies Awards,” it said.
“The decision to disqualify Mr. Okikiola is accentuated by series of misdemeanours by Mr Okikiola via his social media platforms. On the 25th of May 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 does not emerge the winner…”
Reacting to his disqualification, Portable said: “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 said in a video while being caressed by his new wife.”