Yomi Fabiyi Suspended By TAMPAN Over ‘Oko Iyabo’ Movie


Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has gotten more than he expected over his controversial ‘Oko Iyabo’ movie.

The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association (TAMPAN) recently waded into the matter by summoning the actor.

Following a meeting on Thursday, July 9th, 2021, TAMPAN has now suspended Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for what it described as gross professional misconducts and unethical practices.

TAMPAN made the announcement on Friday, July 10th, 2021.

TAMPAN said; “Having listened to the detailed defense of Fabiyi, the Producer/Director of the controversial film ‘Oko Iyabo’ and his co-Director, Dele Matti, the Ethic, Conflict and Resolution Committee found them guilty of misconduct.”

“The work of art is a ‘Cinema Verite’, and no one is allowed to use real name(s) of other person (s) in a feature film.”

“It is an offence to use real name(s), stories, and factual events of person(s) without their consent not to talk of a plot that is denigrating to that person.”

“That the story, plot, theme, title, dialogue, names and general content of the film ‘Oko Iyabo’ is a factual presentation that may give rise to prejudice since the matter is already In court.”

“His misconducts and unethical practices have impacted negatively on the image and reputation of our association. His Co-Director Mr. Dele Matti having shown remorse and admitted his guilt is hereby suspended for 3month.”

Meanwhile, everyone who acted in the movie have also been summoned to appear before the Ethic, Conflict & Resolution Committee on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

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