Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has been disqualified from the Headies and his nomination withdrawn.
A statement released by organisers of the prestigious HipHop awards on their Instagram page on July 26, said the disqualification was owing to several recent controversial statements and actions by the street artiste.
The Zazoo crooner was initially nominated in the two categories of ‘Best Street Hop Artiste’ and ‘Rookie of the Year’.
The award organisers said their reasons followed a series of misdemeanours ranging from threatening his fellow contenders in the award categories, to announcing his alleged establishment of armed robbery gangs.
“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,” the statement read.
On May 25, the star was quoted in a video saying he would kill and harm his contenders if he did not emerge as the winner.
“Those are my awards. Anybody else who wins, I will ask for them to be killed. I will ask them to kill the person. If the organisers give my award to someone else, they will die,” Portable was reported to have said in the video.
A retraction was demanded of the musician and the threat reported to the Inspector-General of Police.
On June 29, the singer had to report himself to the Ogun state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, over his alleged involvement in organising touts to physically assault a victim identified as DJ Chicken.
He had earlier been declared wanted after a video recording of himself admitting to having organised the assault on June 17, saying: “Ena eleyi paa jo!” (beat him mercilessly!).
On July 18, he published a since-deleted video on Instagram claiming he founded the notorious cult groups ‘One Million Boys’ and ‘Ajah Boys’.
The group gained notoriety for maiming and robbing Lagosians during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
“Have you heard of Ajah hoys, One Million Boys? I established them,” the singer stated in Yoruba. The IGP has since asked that his claim be investigated.
Singer Portable To Marry Girl He Met At A Party
Controversial street singer Habeeb Okikiola better known as Portable is set to marry his pregnant lover, Keji.
Fidel Info reports that The singer had introduced his pregnant lover to his wife,Bewaji whom he wedded months ago.
This was coming after it has been rumored that he brought the pregnant lady to live with him and his family.
Meanwhile, Bewaji upon receiving the news, got furious but was begged by family members before she eventually agreed to let things go.
According to report, Portable met Keji at a birthday party, before he confirming his plans of getting married to her.
A source said, “The name of the girl is Keji, and he has been dating her for about eight months.”
“They met between January and February at the party of a guy nicknamed, ‘Ogo Hookup’, in Agege, Lagos and He actually plans to marry her.
The Source further revealed, “The girl is the fourth girl in his life. He also has another lady called Asabi, and she is pregnant as well.”
“Bewaji got angry because she had been with Portable before he became popular.”
US:Stars Attend Takeoff’s Memorial in Atlanta
Thousands of fans have paid their final respects to the Migos rapper Takeoff at a star-studded memorial service in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fidel Info reports that Stars including Drake, Justin Bieber and Chloe Bailey were all reported to be in attendance at Friday’s “celebration of life” ceremony.
The 28-year-old musician died in a shooting at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas earlier this month.
Police are still investigating and have made no arrests.
Fans braved the rain to attend the roughly three-hour event at the State Farm Arena, a 21,000-capacity stadium.
Relatives – including the two surviving members of Migos, his uncle Quavo and his cousin Offset – led with heartfelt tributes to the young artist.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens gave the late rapper, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, the city’s highest honour: the Phoenix Award.
The event also featured musical performances from Bieber, Bailey, and gospel artists Yolanda Adams and Byron Cage.
No media was allowed inside the venue, and phones and recording devices were also banned but in images and videos leaked on social media, Drake and others were shown making heartfelt speeches.
Following the event, a motorcade was seen carrying Takeoff’s body to its final resting place.
The rapper was killed on 1 November by a stray bullet after an altercation broke out at a private party he was attending in Houston.
Police Chief Troy Finner, who has said at least 40 eye-witnesses may have been in attendance, has pleaded with the community to provide information.
BREAKING: Kwara Governor Announces Cute Abiola as Special Assistant
The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdukRasaq Announced Skit maker,AbdulGafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin,
popularly known as Cute Abiola as his Special Assistant on Creative Industries.
Eko Hot Blog reports that this is following a viral video on social media confirming the Comedian’s discharge from the Nigerian Nigerian.
The Governor also appointed Mr. Jerry Kolo as Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations who up until his appointments was the chairman of the Kwara North Development Council (KWANDCO).
He also similarly named Ogundele Joseph Olabisi as Special Assistant on Community Engagement.
The appointments take immediate effect.
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