Goya Menor, a hype man and rapper, earlier in the week won the Headies Award for “Best Street Artiste,” and controversial singer Portable criticised him for not being popular.
Recall how Portable, who was nominated in the same category, was eliminated after threatening to kill the other nominees if he didn’t win?
Over the course of the week, Portable and Menor had been attacking one another on social media.
Menor, however, asserted in a Saturday Beats interview that he was unaware of the singer and that he believed the name to be a rat poison. He said, “Porta what? Is that the name of a rat poison? I don’t think I have heard that name before in my life. As for other artistes in the same category with me, shout out to them all; especially those that congratulated me.”
On how he felt winning the award, the Menor said, “I felt good. At least, there was a high level of transparency. In less than a year of being in the music industry, winning the Headies is a big one for me.”
Asked if it is appropriate for artistes to use social media to express their dissatisfaction about issues that bother them, the rapper said, “Yes. That’s why it is called social media. That is where artistes, just like other celebrities, pass messages to their fans.”
Speaking on how he felt during his Headies performance, he said, “I was accepted 100 per cent. I give thanks to everyone present in that hall that day. When I was called upon as the winner in my category, the ovation I got was more than an ovation. The Headies Atlanta (United States of America) experience was a great one for me.”
Menor, who recently collaborated with ‘Adulthood Anthem’ singer, Lade, on his new song titled, ‘Grace’, stated that the grace of God in his life inspired the track. He said, “I felt like thanking God for his grace upon me. A lot has really happened and I would say its grace. I originally wanted to work with Teni, but because of her busy schedule, we could not make it happen. That was why I chose Lade.”