Following the premiere of his new film, ‘Oko Iyabo,’ Yomi Fabiyi has come under heated fire due to the content the film has.
In the film aired on YouTube on July 4, 2021, Fabiyi features characters with names of persons involved in the case, including actors Iyabo Ojo and Olarenwaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha.
The film opens with a scene in which Iyabo, who is played by a child actor, tells a classmate that she wants to grow up to be a prostitute.
In another scene in the film, Fabiyi shows the disturbing CCTV clip, but this time he portrays Baba Ijesha’s child victim as his willing lover.
The scandalous scenario has sparked uproar online, with social media savvy Nigerians criticizing the actor for attempting to misrepresent facts in the ongoing sexual assault lawsuit against Baba Ijesha.
This will not sit well with Iyabo Ojo, who has been hitting Yomi Fabiyi back to back after he drummed support for Baba Ijesha when his rape allegations hit the Internet.
Iyabo Ojo took to Instagram to share a long write up, calling on the Yoruba movie industry heads to do something about the new movie he just released.
“The events of the past few weeks involving one of our colleagues before the Court has drawn lots of reactions from different quarters, however, it is necessary we exercise patience, so we don’t fall into the danger of intruding into the sacred issues already instituted. Yet, civility demand all parties, both those directly involved and other interested parties hesitate from being too emotional or bias about the plague of children molestation ravaging our society. Therefore, as a victim of s*xual violence and stakeholder in film industry, we are oblige to jealously guard our actions and activities not to jeopardise the very cherished societal values we hold dear to our hearts. It is no longer news that, Yomi Fabiyi just released a movie, titled, “oko iyabo” that portrayed a young girl with the mischievous career goal to be a prostitute. I’m honestly waiting our elders in the industry to grant another press conference and address the sad issue on a movie that promote abuse and ridicules a girl child, been gross violation of the fundamental human right to dignity and more so, againt the child rights law of Lagos state. This is even against the court ruling that individuals should refrain from commenting or doing anything that would undermine the powers of the court or unduly influence the proceedings in court. It is tragic to see a movie teaching our children that it is right to have a relationship with an adult. The President of Tampan @mrlatin1510 our elders @princejidekosoko @adebayo.salam should swing into action and caution the producer and all persons involved in this film. Ironically, Yomi call himself a friend and junior colleague to baba ijesha yet at every slightest opportunity, you are using his situation to your advantage, to project your fame. You call yourself a human right activist but yet you have subjected a minor and girl to more ridicule and abuse. Take note, an army of bias adults and myopic persons can never silence my voice. The narration of the dastardly act cannot be misinterpreted. No adult should be allowed to intimidate or deprive that 14years old girl from getting justice. The wheel of justice grind slowly but justice shall be served.”
Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has reacted to the invitation of the Theatre Art and Motion Picture Practitioners Association Of Nigeria (TAMPAN) over the production of his new movie 'Oko Iyabo'
In a post shared on his Instagram page, the actor said he would honour the invitation notwithstanding his initial schedules before the association served him the letter.
Yomi Fabiyi wrote: Many thanks for your invitation @tampanglobal. I shall loose no time to look into my initial schedules before this letter came in and respond with the earliest possible time and means of attendance. Accept my warm regards.
Kemifilani News recalls that TAMPAN, in a statement, condemns Yomi Fabiyi's new movie, 'Oko Iyabo' stating the actor’s invitation became necessary because of the controversy the movie has generated against their ethics and...
Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has expressed surprise at how people cannot pass a message without verbal insults.
This comes a few hours after she blasted Yoruba actor Yomi Fabiyi for making a film with the Baba Ijesha sexual assault case.
In a post shared on Instagram, Tonto Dikeh said in her 36 years on earth, she has realised that an individual can never use pain to cure pain.
According to the single mother of one, using verbal insult to pass a message is a little too much on the recipient.
I Am shool at how we all can't pass a message across without verbal insults. In my little 36 years on earth, I have realized that you can never use pain to...
Big Brother Naija ex-housemate, Ka3na has revealed the jaw-dropping birthday gift she got herself.
According to the mother of one, although it's not her birthday yet, she decided to gift herself Lands and some Diamonds as an early birthday gift.
Taking to her official Instagram page to make this known, Ka3na wrote;
"More LANDS and Diamonds… Early Birthday Gift From Me To Me… Tag All Them Unbelievers To Repent. Just Getting Started… Countdown 17 - 07 - 2021 #[email protected]"