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I’m bigger than Headies – Portable sets sight on Grammy

CONTROVERSIAL street pop sensation, Habeeb Olalomi Oyegbile better known as Portable has declared that he is bigger than the Headies, originally called the Hip Hop World Awards, organised by the Ayo Animashaun owned and led Hip Hop World Magazine to recognise outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

The always in the singer made this known in a new diss song that is making the rounds on social media, adding that he would someday win a Grammy, an award presented by the Recording Academy of the United States to recognise ‘outstanding’ achievements in the music industry.

According to Portable, his lack of a Headies award doesn’t take away from his greatness as he compares himself to late American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur, better known by his stage name 2Pac, whom he stated also had no Grammy award.

In the snippet of the song shared on his Instagram page, the self-professed Ika of Africa also emphasized that he’s the sole reason for his failure and how the people he depended on also failed him.

He pressed on to curse out his enemies while ridiculing them for showing up again to taunt him. “At the end of the day it was only God that stayed; others were just cappin 99 Advisers 1 helper Bad Energy EDAPADA.

“It cost a lot to get a lot; nobody failed me, I failed myself, thinking everybody was for me like I was for them. It shall not be well with my enemies. Baba Yin TiDe Pada Bad Energy EDAPADA IKA OF AFRICA Akoi Grace Wey No Dey Disgrace.


Recall that Portable and the Headies awards organiser’s drama started after he was disqualified from the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and the ‘Street Hop Song of the Year ‘categories at the 2022 edition of the awards after he threatened fellow nominees.

Since that event, there has been no blood lost between the musician and the organisers of the awards, with his latest shade at them coming off the back of the just concluded 2023 Headies award in Atlanta Georgia.

Following his break into the mainstream in 2021 with his Olamide and Poco Lee-assisted single Zazzu Zeh, Portable has become a household name for his music and social media antics.

This year’s Headies award, the 16th in the series since it began 2006, wasn’t without its customary controversy, as the organisers fail to announce winners of 13 categories including the Best Female Artiste, Best Recording, Best Songwriter, Best R&B Single, Best Vocal Performance (Female), Headies Viewers’ Choice, and Best East African Artiste of the Year.

Other categories not revealed and presented include Best International Artiste of the Year, Best Alternative Album, Best R&B Album, Best Southern African Artiste of the Year, Best Central African Artiste of the Year, and Best North African Artiste of the Year.

Although social media users suggested that the awards ceremony’s untimely end may have been caused by time restrictions at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the failure to reveal and present the 13 awards sparked outrage among netizens on social media.


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