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JUST IN: Headies Disqualifies Portable Over Links To Crime



Nigerian singer Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as Portable, has been disqualified from the Headies and his nomination withdrawn.

A statement released by organisers of the prestigious HipHop awards on their Instagram page on July 26, said the disqualification was owing to several recent controversial statements and actions by the street artiste.

The Zazoo crooner was initially nominated in the two categories of ‘Best Street Hop Artiste’ and ‘Rookie of the Year’.

The award organisers said their reasons followed a series of misdemeanours ranging from threatening his fellow contenders in the award categories, to announcing his alleged establishment of armed robbery gangs.

“We regret to announce that following numerous indicting statements made by Mr. Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as ‘Portable’, and the incessant negative attention that Mr Okikiola has garnered from the Nigeria Police and the general public in recent times, the organisers of the Headies have resolved to disqualify Mr Okikiola as a nominee at the forthcoming 15 Headies Awards,” the statement read.

On May 25, the star was quoted in a video saying he would kill and harm his contenders if he did not emerge as the winner.

“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,” Portable was reported to have said in the video.

A retraction was demanded of the musician and the threat reported to the Inspector-General of Police.

On June 29, the singer had to report himself to the Ogun state police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, over his alleged involvement in organising touts to physically assault a victim identified as DJ Chicken.

He had earlier been declared wanted after a video recording of himself admitting to having organised the assault on June 17, saying: “Ena eleyi paa jo!” (beat him mercilessly!).

On July 18, he published a since-deleted video on Instagram claiming he founded the notorious cult groups ‘One Million Boys’ and ‘Ajah Boys’.

The group gained notoriety for maiming and robbing Lagosians during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

“Have you heard of Ajah hoys, One Million Boys? I established them,” the singer stated in Yoruba. The IGP has since asked that his claim be investigated.


BREAKING: Ilebaye Wins BBNaija All Stars Edition



Following a suspense-filled evening, the grand finale of BBNaija All Stars commenced at 7 pm tonight.

Housemates were gradually eliminated from the competition, with Cross, Pere, and Adekunle being the first to exit. This led to an extraordinary situation where the top three remaining contestants were all female, marking a historic milestone within the Big Brother franchise.

The tension continued, and eventually, Ceec was evicted, leaving Mercy and Ilebaye as the final two housemates competing for the price money of N120 Million

In the end, it came down to Mercy and Ilebaye as the top two finalists, with Baye who emerged victorious as the winner of the BBNaija All Stars Edition

More to follow….

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“All my worries would be over” – Ilebaye on what she’d do if she wins N120M prize



BBNaija ‘All Stars’ housemate, Ilebaye expresses what she would do if she wins the show’s grand prize of 120 million naira.

It’s the housemates final day in Biggie’s house and each of them were brought in by Biggie to speak on what they’d do with their prize if they were to emerge winner.

Ilebaye who spoke about hers said that first of all, all her worries would cease to exist.

She said that her emergence as a winner would further prove to her that God listens to prayers, answers and meets all her hearts desires.

Ilebaye was too stupefied by the imagination of having such amount of cash in her possession.

Biggie helped out by reminding her that having such amount would no doubt make her the youngest multimillionaire in her family

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How I Became A Threat To Other Housemates — Alex BBN



Alex Asogwa, recently evicted from the Big Brother House All Stars edition, shares in this interview with CECILIA WILLIAMS and FRIDAOS ODEYALE, details of her experiences in the house, her bond with other housemates and her unwavering commitment to being true to herself.

What happened between you and Pere, and why do you think your relationship deteriorated so fast?

I think it was generally because of a clash of personalities. We have different personalities, and we were just running on different wavelengths

Do you think Big Brother’s decision was the right one regarding your altercation with Pere?

I wasn’t expecting a better judgment because when the clip was playing, the conversation started in the middle and they had put music over what was going on, so I wasn’t really expecting him to get punished at all. I thought I was going to be the only one getting punished because of the way they played it.

Just before you left, you made a statement that some people are currently in the house because you stood. What did you mean by that?

The people that I spoke about, when they come out they will know themselves. I still maintain that some people were sitting in the house because I stood. I already knew what was going on, I already saw it, but the only thing was that I noticed it late. I didn’t notice how much of a competition I was to other housemates. I knew that they were going to want to take me out. I knew a lot of things were going on. I just knew I was going home. The people I was talking about know themselves, it had nothing to do with Cross.

I went into the house hoping that all of us would live in peace and love, I had no idea that the moment I walked in I was in the competition. I’m not upset about it; I just have a very strong personality. I know that I don’t need alliances to do well. I didn’t need it outside here the first time, I don’t need it now, and I still will not need it.

Considering the way things turned out, are there things that you wish that you had done differently?

I made my mistakes; I should have trusted my instincts more. The thing is, when I went into the house, there was a lot of advice that there’s a way you play the game now. You need to pay the influencers to talk positive about you and talk negative about other people. I was supposed to pay for media narratives, but I’m not that kind of person. I don’t believe in paying for somebody else’s downfall. I thought it was All Stars, everybody just needed to come with their characters. There was no need to bring anybody down. I don’t want to say that I regret not paying because even if I had paid anybody at any point, I wouldn’t pay to bring anybody down.

But then, in the house I should have trusted my instincts more because a lot of times when it hit me that I was on my own, I always tried to push it away. I was sure that there were people that were for me in the house. But one thing I know is when I look around, I always say there’s not a person in this house that would put Alex first. The only time I had that was for two weeks and that was when Prince came into the house. Before he came and after he left. I was alone. I should have tried more to protect my peace. One thing I know is that people told me that I went from love and light to being angry that it doesn’t make any sense. Everyone saw outside of here how people sat down to discuss how to bring Alex down, so anyhow I reacted was very valid. I had a very strong spirit that was telling me things that I wasn’t even supposed to know. How would I have known that people were conspiring against me? I had no idea but I just felt it in my soul and in my spirit. I should have trusted my instincts. The only time that I trusted my instincts was when I was going home. I said it a week before that once I’m up I’m going home. The moment I gave Cross all my coins and he bought immunity; I knew I was going home.

There’s a certain narrative about Ilebaye that she was bullied. A lot of people feel like you helped to build that narrative.

I don’t know because I wasn’t watching the show. I don’t know how they saw it. All I know from this is that I saw somebody that I cared about, and I felt the need to be there for her on days when she was down. I don’t know how it was perceived outside of here. I’ve not even sat down to watch a lot of things. I said inside the house that I don’t want to hear things outside the house, I don’t want anybody to tell me anything. I don’t know how that narrative came about. I just really liked Baye and I felt the need to be there for her the same as I would for any other friend that I loved in the house, and I was there for a lot of people

Tell us about your relationship with CeeC.

After the reunion, we had a hug and we could actually coexist in this world without having issues. Yes, there was an argument, but we have some kind of similarities, and we also have our differences. We’re very outspoken and we still found a way to reconcile. If you ask me how we reconciled, I really have no idea. I just know we had a task together, and from there we started to talk and that’s it.

What is the relationship between you and Prince?

Prince and I have been friends for a very long time even before Big Brother. I have been friends with Prince’s elder sister for years, and then it’s only natural that I see my own person and I know that this is the person who has my back in the house.

Who are you voting for to win the N120 million?

Either the one with God’s grace or the best game player; the person that they want to win or the person that people vote for to win one.

Do you think your personality played a part in you getting evicted?

I’m actually a nonconformist. The mom e n t that I knew I was going to have issues on the shows was when I read that we’re allowed to connive to see who we would nominate. I knew that it was going to be very hard for me because I knew we were going to be playing very dirty. I don’t play dirty in games or in life so I knew I was going to have an issue. Alex is always Alex. When people say we behave differently in extreme conditions, it doesn’t apply to me.

There seems to be some controversy surroundingwhatPrincesaidorwhathedidnot say to you. To clarify, what did he tell you?

This is not me trying to defend my friend. Prince told nobody nothing. When I came out, some of the organisers were asking, “Why is everybody in the show saying that Prince said something? We didn’t hear from the back-end, and they heard everything.” Now I realise that he was given a task to make the house peaceful. He came into the house and gave everybody advice. He said, “all of you are just fighting all the time.”

When Prince came, I was lighter. I felt like a child that just found candy. I just found peace and I stayed there. I didn’t also want to ask him questions so that he doesn’t get into trouble. I’m sure there are some things that he cannot say. So, if Prince could not tell me who was his closest friend in the house, he wouldn’t go and tell any other person.

He’s always stopping me from having arguments with other housemates. I was the only one that did not decide that he was trying to protect me from having arguments. If I had gotten the message that he was passing to me, I would have just endured everything that was happening to me the way I was enduring it. When I came out and then I saw there was an initial plan to get me disqualified I knew that it was why all these things were happening to me. I also just saw that it’s not everything that happens that people see. A lot of people did not see what happened to me. What happened to me was silent, and a lot but my reactions were loud. It’s that loud and few that people have decided to hold on to and I won’t blame them. They reacted based on what they saw. When they showed the argument that we had, there was music over our initial conversation before I stood up and I won’t blame them for seeing it that way

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