Music artiste, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has reacted to his disqualification in the 15th edition of the Headies Awards, saying he does not regret his actions.
Organisers of the Headies disqualified the singer in a statement on Tuesday, over claims of involvement in criminal activities and police probe.
Reacting to the development in an Instagram post moments after, Portable made a video of himself and his wife, saying he does regret any of his actions.
“I do music for a living and I make more money from it, I go by the name portable, I thank God for my life, I got talent, I got God, I got money, I got Fame, I got grace, I got wife, I got children, God bless my family, I got motor, I got a house, I’m blessed, Akoi grace, Akoi blessing mercy dey follow me, I never regret my actions,” he said.
Portable was nominated in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Street-Hop Artiste’ categories.
Headies noted that the 27-year-old had garnered negative attention from the Nigeria Police and the general public.
The statement added that the decision to disqualify the singer was also due to claims he founded the notorious gang known as One Million Boys.
In a video that went viral on July 18, Portable boasted about being the founder of One Million Boys and Ajah Boys, two notorious gangs in Lagos and Ogun.
The Zazu singer, however, made a U-turn after the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba ordered an investigation into the statement.
According to the artiste, the One Million Boys statement means he has one million followers.