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Death Threats: Portable Apologises, Insists on Winning Headies Awards

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Habeeb Okikola, popularly known as Portable, has apologised to Smooth Productions, organisers of popular Nigerian music awards, The Headies, who condemned his outburst concerning the nominations.

In a statement on Friday, the organisers condemned the controversial artiste for threatening the lives of fellow nominees.

The fast-rising artiste is contending for the Best Street-Hop Artiste and Rookie of the Year awards according to the nomination list released on Tuesday.

“Those are my awards, anybody else who wins I will ask for them to be killed. I will ask them to kill the person. If the organisers give my award to someone else, they will die,” he said in Yoruba.

“No go give my award to another person, he go die o,” Portable had threatened on Wednesday.

Reacting to his statement, Smooth Productions made a report to the police as regards the concerning video. The singer was also warned to retract his statement and make a written apology to his colleagues.

In a video late Friday, the singer, however, apologised to the organisers, as he also insisted that he should receive the award.

Referring to himself as a “madman musician”, Portable noted that he wasn’t fighting with the organisers.

He said, “Headies don nominate “madman” olorin. Streets ti take over. So make una give us our award o.

“No vex o, bros. Bros, no vex o. If I fuck up, no be me first dey fuck up. Plenty people don dey fuck up. Abeg I wan collect my award.”

Following the news of his nomination, Portable had noted that he worked for the awards and should be a recipient.

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Michael Jackson’s Nephew to Star in Late Singer’s Biopic

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American actor, Jaafar Jackson, will be playing the role of his uncle and legendary popstar, Michael Jackson, in the singer’s upcoming biopic.

This was announced by the film’s movie director, Antoine Fuqua, who shared a picture of Jaafar’s transformation via Instagram on Monday.

“Proud to announce @jaafarjackson as Michael—the motion picture event that explores the journey of the man who became the King of Pop,” he captioned the post.

Jaafar also posted the same picture and expressed his excitement regarding the project.

He said, “I’m humbled and honored to bring my Uncle Michael’s story to life. To all the fans all over the world, I’ll see you soon.”

In a press release, it was revealed that the biopic titled Michael, will detail the high and low points of Jackson’s life “including his most iconic performances that led him to become the greatest entertainer of all time.”

Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, also welcomed the development in a statement contained in the press release, E! News reports.

“Jafaar embodies my son,” she said. “It’s so wonderful to see him carry on the Jackson legacy of entertainers and performers.”

Jaafar, who bears a close resemblance with the “Thriller” crooner, is the son of Michael’s older brother, Jermaine Jackson.

Jermaine was a vocalist on the former Motown boy band, The Jackson Five, of which Michael was a member.

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BBTitans: Sandra, Theo Become First Evictees

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The Big Brother Titans, which comprised of Nigerian and South African housemates, held its first live eviction show on Sunday evening and two housemates were evicted.

Sandra and Theo Traw, codenamed ‘Santheo’, became the first evictees for the show’s debut season.

While Sandra is Nigerian, Theo Traw is a South African.

After the first week of the show, the housemates were paired male and female.

According to Big Brother, the paired housemates were to work together in the house, become Heads of House, and face nominations and evictions together.

Each pair was asked to choose a codename and some pairs coined their group names from merging their individual names.

During the nomination process on Monday, the following pairs were put up for possib/e eviction: Sandra and Theo Traw (Santheo), Tsatsii and Ebubu (Royals), Justin and Yvonne (Juvone), and Nelisa and Yemi Cregx (Yelisa).

The Heads of House, Blaqboi and Ipeleng (Blaqleng), had an opportunity, through their veto power, to save a pair and replace with another.

Blaqleng saved Royals and replaced them with Juicy Jay and Olivia (Juiovla).

After the veto save twist, the four pairs of nominated housemates were Juvone, Yelisa, Santheo, and Juiovla.

Following the votes from the fans, Santheo got the least votes and were evicted from the show on Sunday.

On his exit, Theo Traw said, “I didn’t get much from them (housemates) in terms trying to have conversations,” while Sandra said, “I was stepping on toes and cracking necks.”

With Sandra and Theo Traw’s eviction, 22 contestants (11 Nigerians and 11 South Africans) are left to compete for the grand prize of $100,000.

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Fake News: Wizkid Not Performing at Obi’s Rally – Management

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The management of Grammy award winner, Wizkid has denied reports that the singer will be performing at the campaign of Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

The rumors that the singer would perform were untrue, according to Sunday Are, the singer’s manager.

The statement reads, “This is to inform the general public that this event led by @avotujohnson1st is a scam!!.

“Wizkid and his management know nothing about this event and accordingly, he will not perform at the said event as claimed, so please beware of this poster and information put out from its organizers as Wizkid and his management will not be liable for any damages.

“Appropriate legal action is currently being explored against the persons responsible for creating and disseminating this false information.”

Recall the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner recently announced he will be going on tour with fellow music star, Davido.

The tour has attracted the interest of music enthusiasts with many looking forward to the tour of two of the biggest artists in Africa.

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