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Following his suspension from the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioner Organisation of Nigeria, Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi has implicitly denied allegations of being a member of the association.
TAMPAN has already suspended Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for his new film ‘Oko Iyabo,’ which depicts the Baba Ijesha rape Saga problems, according to NenyKo.
The film, which premiered on YouTube on July 4, 2021, contained characters named after people involved in the rape case, like Nigerian actors Iyabo Ojo and Olarenwaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha.
Reacting to the suspension, Yomi Fabiyi, in a post shared on his Instagram page, said he’s originally a member of ANTP and will renew his membership there.
According to the actor, he never obtained or signed any form with TAMPAN or joined any guild adding he was made to pay a registration fee, and there was no formal procedure.
Yomi Fabiyi said the letter from TAMPAN is not valid to him as a filmmaker, and any necessary reaction will be based on the human rights violation.
He wrote: I’m originally ANTP member, the worst case I will renew my membership there. I have never obtained or sign any form with TAMPAN or join any guild. I was made to pay for registration which I did but no form collected or formal procedure.
The letter is inappropriate, not valid for me as a filmmaker. Any reaction if necessary will be on the basis of Human Rights Violation if I so wish to see judicial redress, You don’t lose what you never had.