July 08, (THEWILL) – Nigerian actor, Femi Branch, has berated fellow colleague, Yomi Fabiyi concerning his new movie, ‘Oko Iyabo.’
THEWILL recalls that Yomi Fabiyi had produced the movie on the sexual assault allegations against Baba Ijesha.
The movie had sparked negative reactions as many questioned the motives behind the project.
Also, many film stars have also condemned the movie and Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) had summoned the actor concerning the movie.
Joining the fray in a recent video, Femi berated Fabiyi over the new movie describing him as a “disgrace to filmmakers.”
Branch also disclosed that the movie was “shamelessly” used to bring another colleague down, which negates the supposed purpose of mending lives.
Femi said: “It is very unfortunate Yomi that you can descend this low, when I saw the whole thing about the ‘Oko Iyabo’ movie, I was so utterly disgusted. I thought you are to somehow apply some common sense, maybe make it very abstract.
“I knew you were attacking Iyabo Ojo, the target of that film was Iyabo Ojo but I thought you going to be a bit sensible and creative about it and not make it so direct but I was utterly shocked when I saw that you did not even make any attempt to even exercise any creativity. I mean from what I saw it was some sought of a lame, senseless person that claims to be creative. You are a disgrace to filmmakers. I am ashamed that I know you honestly.
“I am totally disgusted, totally ashamed to even claim that I know you, you are a disgrace to filmmakers all over the world.
“And not just because you decided to use this secret tool that we use in mending lives, you have decided to use that secret tool so shamelessly to bring down another colleague.”
Femi also tasked the Nigerian police to take the necessary steps against Fabiyi’s action.
Branch added: “You are not literate enough to know that you have broken the law. I am happy that you have entrapped yourself. You created a scene of a case that is still in court. Were you there when it happened? So you are trying to subvert justice. In case you do not know that is what you are trying to do.
“When your lawyers were aware, didn’t they advise you? didn’t they see the script? How insensitive and brainless can you be. You have just ensnared yourself. I am happy with what you did.
“You do not need anybody to call you to order because you know what you were doing rather I would blame people who still rush to YouTube to watch because that is what you want.
“You like the notoriety, you like attention so while the thing still hot, at least let them go there and watch, you make some small money and you do some clout chasing, something to bring back your fame. But is it really worth it at the expense of a poor innocent 14-year-old girl?”