The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has invited actor Yomi Fabiyi over his recently released movie ‘Oko Iyabo’.
The association released a press statement on Monday, July 5, 2021, stating the invitation is based on how much criticism the film has generated since its release on YouTube.
“The TAMPAN Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution wishes to inform the general public that the association has summoned Mr.
Yomi Fabiyi who is the Producer/Director of the controversial film titled “OKO IYABO” to appear before it on Thursday 11th July 2021.
“This invitation becomes very necessary because of the controversy that the subject matter of his film has generated which is against our ethic and virtue. Despite that, we realize that the film has sparked off another round of public dissension that may bring polemic against TAMPAN and our good members if we fail to nip the bud of the controversy.
“We hereby implore the general public and the parties concerned to please exercise patience as our eminent association is on top of this issue and will certainly ensure fairness and justice,” the statement read.
Fabiyi became a topic for discussion on Monday, July 5,2021, when people took to their social media handles, Twitter, Instagram, etc to call him out for depicting a scene of the CCTV footage of Baba Ijesha and Princess’ underage foster daughter saga in the new movie.
Fabiyi in his new movie portrays the 14-year old girl as Baba Ijesha’s lover, the actor who has been going back and forth in the bid of helping his colleague Baba Ijesha now intends to make money from what happened.