Following the endless bashing and dragging on social media these past few days from friends, fans and colleagues, actor, Yomi Fabiyi has finally bowed to pressure.
This comes after the actor became the subject of discussion on Social media after the release of a movie he made to tell the story of what transpired between Baba Ijesha, Iyabo Ojo, and Princess on the 5th of July.
According to Yomi, he is not perfect and all he did was use a true-life story to shoot a movie.
Speaking further, Yomi said his movie ‘Oko Iyabo’ was not banned, instead, he decided to bring it down as a sign of respect to some people that matters to him.
Taking to his official Instagram page to say this, the controversial actor mentioned that he hopes he’ll be vindicated soon and the truth about his movie will be known to the public.
Read all Yomi wrote below;
“OKO IYABO movie is NOT BANNED, stop spreading falsehood and rumours, the marketer and I decided to step it down as a sign of respect until we can adequately explain ourselves. I understand most genuine and decent reactions. Quite obviously there is no perfect movie and any movie can be subjected to criticism. It is an expression and constitutional right of the maker.
The main STORYLINE is about YOMI FABIYI and IYABO, few other true life stories and fictions. The only scene that traverses on the girl is the one in circulation now whose original version is everywhere online several months ago. The movie never discussed or undermine the quest to protect or fight for justice for the victim, the case or changed the narratives to mock anybody, they are fabrications just to discredit my person.
Movie making is make-believe, we as Filmmakers enjoy the liberty to tell TRUE LIFE STORY, PAST EVENT or cook up for the purpose of expressing ourselves. The scene paraded and condemned was the only scene that is needed to explain the connection and struggle between both actors(Iyabo & Yomi) with different personalities. Original names were used as Iyabo herself did.
Most that are condemning the movie have NOT seen the full movie. And it won’t shock me if they choose to judge based on isolated scene. I am not perfect but I don’t behave that way. I just feel it is dignifying not to judge on what you can’t verify the full and authentic story. I will keep fighting for Human Rights which include the rights of the girl, accused, the society etc
Censor’s board who has the constitutional right to process approval and rating of movies in Nigeria MUST see the full movie, allow fair defence and will only advise on adjustment based on the potential ratings available on the entire content. Ban of any movie must be a direct threat to National Security.
So guys, no part of the movie ever did what they are painting, I have a long-standing filming reputation. Don’t give those waiting for my mistakes so they can attack me negatively and wickedly online or otherwise opportunity. As God exist, this too shall pass and I will be vindicated one way or the other soon. Thank you all. Yomi Fabiyi”