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:
Having listened to the detailed defence of Mr Yomi Fabiyi, who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film ‘Oko Iyabo’ and his Co-Director, Mr Dele Matti, the Ethic, Conflict and Resolution Committee hereby found them guilty of professional misconduct and unethical practices.
“Although Mr Yomi Fabiyi insisted that it is his fundamental human right to use his creative talent to produce films that will tell his own account of the trending issue but his Co-Director admitted his fault and regretted his involvement in the film.”
TAMPAN pointed out that except “the work of art is a ‘Cinema Verite’, no one is allowed to use a real name(s) of another person (s) in a feature film. Therefore, it is professional misconduct to use a real name(s), stories and factual events of the person(s) without their consent not to talk of a plot that is denigrating to that person.
“That the story, plot, theme, title, dialogue, names and general content of the film ‘Oko Iyabo’ is a factual presentation that may give rise to prejudice since the matter is already in court.
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
Sensational Nigerian singer Simisola Kosoko better known by her stage name Simi has taken to social media to shower love for her brother on his birthday.
The mother of one shared a photo of herself and her brother, who has always been her close pal.
Speaking further, she mentioned her happiness is seeing her brother happy always.
My brother. My Day 1 . I just wanna say I'm happy we get each other, but most of all, that we have each other. I'm happy when I see you happy. Love you T. Happy birthday blood 🎈 @fakeajebutter