You talk too much! Headies disqualify Portable over ‘reckless’ statements

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Singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as ‘Portable’ has been disqualified as a nominee at the forthcoming 15th Headies Awards.

The organisers of the award, Smooth Promotions Limited, in a statement on Tuesday, “The decision to disqualify Mr Okikiola is accentuated by series of misdemeanors by Mr Okikiola via his social media platforms.”

Recall that in May, Portable threatened to cause harm to other nominees in the categories he was nominated for if he did not emerge the winner.

In June, a video surfaced online showing Portable assaulting and inflicting body harm on another person.

Earlier this month, the singer also published a video on social media stating that he was the founder of the notorious cult group, ‘One Million Boys’.

“We shall not condone reckless and uncouth statements from artists and hereby disassociate ourselves from any individual linked to such assembly or activities linked to him as described.

“The music industry demands all-round excellence. it is extremely important for young artists being potential role models to exude professional responsibility, proper decorum and have respect for others,” the Headies said.

Portable had been nominated in two categories: Best Street Artist and Rookie of the Year.

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