Mixed reactions have trailed the disqualification of Nigerian singer, Habeeb Okikiola popularly called Portable from the Headies Award 2022.
Naija News reported that the organisers of the awards in a statement on Tuesday night, 26th July, disclosed that the singer was disqualified, over his involvement with the Nigerian Police in recent times.
The Headies organiser cited issues of alleged death and harm threats to other nominees in the same categories if he fails to emerge the winner.
The organisers also expressed displeasure over a video published by the ‘Za Zu Zeh’ crooner, claiming affiliation with the dreaded robbery gang known as ‘1 Million boys’.
Reacting, many Nigerians on Twitter claimed the decision was the right step adding that he really does not deserve the awards.
@ChumaNnoli wrote: “So he started as Portable. Then his music made him Exportable. But he started misbehaving and got too Comfortable. And now the Headies have shown him he’s Deportable”
@ChumaNnoli wrote: “Portable got the Headies Nomination. A platform that would have propelled him to musical Domination. But he’s lost it cos of actions comparable to an Abomination.”
@DanielRegha wrote: “The Headies disqualifying Portable from all categories nominated due to his criminal investigation is good; He’s doin the most lately. Besides he wasn’t supposed to be nominated in the first place cos he’s yet to produce a h!t, “ZaZoo Zehh” is just an ¤verrated no!se. No shades.”
@jibbyford_ wrote: “Portable case be like person wey Dey sleep for floor wey them come carry for bed, the Werey go still fall for floor”
@BarcaPrincipal wrote: “Headies have rightfully and justly disqualified Portable from the Awards. There should be consequences for actions and I 100% support this.”