Nigerian entertainers Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing have been chastised by the administration of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, banning chiefs from working with them following their upheavals against the association via web-based media.
TAMPAN chiefs at a new press preparation taught that its individuals stop from working with the entertainers over claims that they have, as of late, disregarded the relationship via web-based media.
Talking in the interest of TAMPAN, Jide Kosoko uncovered that however the entertainers are not individuals, the affiliation won’t be continually disregarded by claims made via online media by the entertainers.
TAMPAN’s press explanation peruses:
“The attention of the Board of Trustees of TAMPAN and Elders of the Motion Picture Industry, especially of the Yoruba sector, have been drawn to the malicious damages being done to our sector by some unruly individuals that lack any iota of discipline and seeming to feel to be above the law.
“As you may be aware, certain unpleasant things have happened lately that has dragged the name of our association, TAMPAN in particular and the industry in general in the mud, which in totality are against what we stand for as individuals and as a group of professionals.
“We particularly observe the continuous derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole.
“Please note that we are not against her stand on the issue of alleged rape or sexual assault as the case maybe, which the Association and individuals have equally condemned at one time or the other, as we believe only a person without conscience will support rape or sexual assault in any form. However, Iyabo Ojo’s reckless accusations, abuses and embarrassment of our sector is also totally condemned.
“Unfortunately, Nkechi Blessing has also joined in the Ignoble tirades against the Association and by extension, the industry and we say enough is enough!
“As pioneers of this noble industry, if we fold our arms and allow the continuous blackmail that sends negative signals across the world to go unchecked, the current situation that had impugned on our integrity will continue to grow to the detriment of humble practitioners, whose only source of livelihood is the practice of indigenous language movies (promoting Language to preserve culture).”
Talking on the affiliation’s situation on the continuous Baba Ijesha case, veteran entertainer Bolaji Amusan otherwise known as Mr. Latin said;
“We as an association, have stayed away from making comments on the Lanre Omiyinka (Baba Ijesha) saga because we believe in the rule of law, due process and the ability of the courts of the land to do justice in such a way that it will be deemed to have been done without necessarily been swayed by emotions or influenced by sympathies.”
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