“I’ll continue filming” – Yomi Fabiyi rejects TAMPPAN suspension

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Filmmaker, Yomi Fabiyi says he cannot abide by the suspension placed on him by the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) as he is not a member.

Recall that TAMPPAN recently announced his suspension over the production of his new movie, “Oko Iyabo”, which centred on the alleged sexual harassment of a lady by another actor, Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha.

TAMPPAN said in a notice that it suspended Fabiyi ‘for gross professional misconducts and unethical practices’.

The notice communicating Fabiyi’s suspension was signed by the association’s Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu.

Reacting, Fabiyi said, “I am not an official member of TAMPPAN. We were originally members of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners.

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“Perhaps, it is time to renew my membership there as that is the parent and ancestral association for all of us.

“Whatever is in that letter (by TAMPPAN) is not valid for me. TAMPPAN is a voluntary association like every other association we have in the Yoruba movie industry.

“I have only been asked to register in TAMPPAN once. I paid (the dues) but in almost two years, no form or official registration was done.

“Disregard that letter. They have no jurisdiction over me. I will continue filming and nothing stops. I am still going to be fully active in the industry. Thank you.”

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