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Yomi Fabiyi Says Why Actors’ Group TAMPAN Can’t Suspend Him Over Controversial Movie

Yomi Fabiyi
Yomi Fabiyi

July 10, (THEWILL) – Nigerian actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has reacted to his suspension by the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN).

THEWILL had earlier reported that the actor was suspended on Friday for “gross professional misconduct and unethical practices.”

The sanction is coming on the heels of his recently released movie titled “Oko Iyabo,” which talked about the allegations of sexual assault against Baba Ijesha, his embattled colleague.

Reacting to this development in an Instagram post, the actor stated that TAMPAN has no right to suspend him because he was never a member of the body.

Fabiyi stated that he was originally a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), which TAMPAN broke away from.

He described the letter addressed to him as “inappropriate and invalid,” saying that he did not at any point formalise his TAMPAN membership.

He wrote: “I’m originally ANTP member, worst case I’ll 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 seek judicial redress. You don’t lose what you never had.”