Nigerian music star and singer Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable, has apologized to the organizers of the Headies Awards after he carelessly made a death threat.
His apology comes days after he was disqualified from attending the awards ceremony.
Portable stated in a video post, “Headies, make una no vex.”
The Zazu singer encouraged his fans by saying, “Okay, keep voting, keep voting. Headies Awards.
Portable was previously disqualified from the 15th edition of the Headies Awards, which is scheduled to take place this year.
The organizers had claimed that the singer was the founder of ‘One Million Boys’, a suspected cult group in Lagos.
The Headies organizers said, “The decision to disqualify Mr. Okikiola is underscored by a series of offenses by Mr. Okikiola across his social media platforms.
“We will not tolerate reckless and uncouth statements by artists and hereby disassociate ourselves from any person associated with such a gathering or the activities described.
“The music industry demands all-around excellence. It is extremely important for young artists who are potential role models to demonstrate professional responsibility, proper decorum and respect for others.”
In response to his disqualification, Portable said, “I am a child of light. I’m famous, I have money, I have cars, I have wives, I have children. I’m rich. People know me everywhere. I don’t regret my actions,” the singer said in a video while being petted by his new wife.”
Portable was nominated in both the Best Street Artist and Rookie of the Year categories.