Popular Controversial Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola who is better known by his stage name ‘Portable’, was disqualified on Tuesday from all nominations in the 2022 Headies awards due to an ongoing criminal investigation which involves the Nigerian singer.
The zazu zeh singer who is also known as son of Shaku Shaku, Street Problem or Wahala Musician was said to have lost his nominations due to his recent unlawful and unrolling activism on social media.
The 28-year-old was nominated in several categories of the award organised by Headies alongside several other Nigerian artists including the likes of Wizkid, Burna Boy, Ninola, Davido, Tems, Teni, Tiwa Savage and several others.
The Ogun State-born artist will not be part of the award ceremony scheduled for September 4, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Portable disqualification in the Headies award has led to the reduction in the total number of Nigerian contingents at the awards ceremony from the initial 58 participants to 57.
Reacting to the news of his disqualification, the controversial singer in an Instagram video called the award organisers bluff. In his words, “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.” The singer said this in a video that he posted on his Instagram page. In the video, his new wife was seen caressing him.
Since Portable achieved celebrity status, he has always been in the news for several notorious reasons.