Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has indirectly refuted claims of being a member of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioner Association of Nigerian following his suspension from the association.
Kemifilani News earlier reported that TAMPAN suspended Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely over his new movie ‘Oko Iyabo’, which portrays the Baba Ijesha rape Saga issues.
The movie, which aired on YouTube on July 4, 2021, featured characters with names of persons involved in the rape case, including actors Iyabo Ojo and Olarenwaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha.
Reacting to the suspension, Yomi Fabiyi, in a post shared on his Instagram page, said he’s originally a member of ANTP and will renew his membership there.
According to the actor, he never obtained or signed any form with TAMPAN or joined any guild adding he was made to pay a registration fee, and there was no formal procedure.
Yomi Fabiyi said the letter from TAMPAN is not valid to him as a filmmaker, and any necessary reaction will be based on the human rights violation.
He wrote: I’m originally ANTP member, the worst case I will renew my membership there. I have never obtained or sign any form with TAMPAN or join any guild. I was made to pay for registration which I did but no form collected or formal procedure.
The letter is inappropriate, not valid for me as a filmmaker. Any reaction if necessary will be on the basis of Human Rights Violation if I so wish to see judicial redress, You don’t lose what you never had.
The Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioner Association of Nigerian has suspended Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi over his new movie 'Oko Iyabo', which portrays the Baba Ijesha rape Saga issues.
Kemifilani News recalls the movie, which aired on YouTube on July 4, 2021, featured characters with names of persons involved in the rape case, including actors Iyabo Ojo and Olarenwaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha.
The movie sparked outrage on social media as many Nigerians called the TAMPAN association to discipline Yomi Fabiyi over the movie production.
In a new development, the association, in a statement, said Yomi Fabiyi had been suspended indefinitely for gross professional misconduct and unethical practices.
Part of the statement reads:
KFN earlier recalls a video currently made on social media where a Nigerian older man who was being interviewed said Iyabo Ojo would suffer and die for standing against Baba Ijesha.
Reacting, Iyabo Ojo took to her social media page, declaring God’s promises and scriptures upon her life, stating that all those, including Yomi Fabiyi, plotting to bring all manner of evil against her are wasting their time.
According to Yomi, he would never wish anyone dead, much less his colleague over a disagreement.
He mentioned he would rather let it end than nursing such devastating feelings.
The children of two Nigerian music superstars, Davido and Tiwa Savage, Imade and Jamil have another trending video online and it is about the late Obama DMW.
In the new video, Imade and Jamil spoke at a reasonable length about the relationship they had with Obama DMW, an individual who was a close pal to their parents.
According to Imade, Obama DMW was always happy to see her and always send her lovely messages with will always end with “I love you Imade.”
On the other hand, Jamil stated that Obama DMW was always there for him, always gave him flowers and he loved him.
The video was shared through the Instagram stories of Nigerian global music superstar, Davido