Habeeb Okikiola, a Nigerian singer, has apologized to the organizers of the Nigerian Award ceremony – The Headies – for threatening the co-nominees in his award category with a verbal threat.
Portable threatened his co-nominees on social media shortly after he was nominated, claiming that he would harm them if he didn't win the honours.
Smooth Promotions Limited, the organizers, were not pleased, and they promptly reported Portable to the police.
The organizers issued a public notification on social media, saying,
"The Headies denounce such crimes and are adamantly opposed to any threats made in response to conduct that violate our laws.
Mr Okikiola's acts have been reported to the Nigerian Police Force by fellow award nominees.
The organizers also ordered that Portable remove the video from his social media channels as soon as possible and a formal apology to the nominees in the categories he threatened."
Portable later apologized to the organizers on social media and claimed that he was trying to stand up for the streets because it's a rare occurrence that people like him reach that kind of occurrence.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.