The Headies has disqualified Nigerian music star, Habeeb Okikiola, aka Portable, from the 15th edition of its awards scheduled to hold this year.
The organizers said they were no longer comfortable with Poetable being part of the award because of his current claims that he founded a suspected cult gang, known as ‘One million Boys.”
The organizers also said that Portable is currently being investigated by the police over the his involvement in crime.
The organizers further termed Portable’s claim as reckless and uncouth, saying they cannot entertain such.
The Zazuu crooner had earlier been nominated for the awards of Best Street Artist and Rookie of the Year.
“The decision to disqualify Mr Okikiola is accentuated by series of misdemeanors by Mr Okikiola via his social media platforms.
“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”, Headies organizers stated.
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”, he said in a video while being caressed by his new wife.