The board of popular Nigerian music awards, The Headies academy, The Headies, has threatened to disqualify popular singer, Portable for allegedly threatening other nominees.
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According to The organisers statement, 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.
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On Wednesday, Portable who is a nominee for the Best Street-Hop Artiste and Rookie of the year awards, made this threats to other nominees on his categories.
In the video making rounds on social media, the singer said: “Those are my awards, anybody else who wins I will ask for them to be k#lled. I will ask them to k#ll the person. If the organisers give my award to someone else, they will d#e,” he said in Yoruba. “No go give my award to another person, he go d#e o”
But Headies’ informed in a statement that organisers through their company, Smooth Productions, have made a report to the police on the death threats.
The statement reads in part: “The Headies condemns such act and is vehemently opposed to the utterance of any threats or actions that contravene our laws. We have notified the Nigerian Police Force of Okikiola’s actions to fellow nominees of the awards.
“Also, demand that the immediate retraction of the video from Mr. Okikiola’s social media platforms, as well as a written apology to the nominees of both categories and to the Headies, must be made.
“Should Mr. Okikiola fail to meet our demands, we would not only disqualify him from participating in the Headies but also enforce the instrumentalities of the law to the fullest.”