Why TAMPAN Suspended Yomi Fabiyi
The Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association (TAMPAN) has suspended Baba Ijesha’s friend, Yomi Fabiyi, in connection with his latest film, ‘Oko Iyabo.’
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that the board issued the announcement in a Friday statement titled, ‘TAMPAN suspends Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for severe professional misconducts and unethical actions.’
TAMPABN stated that after hearing Fabiyi’s extensive defense and that of his co-Director, Dele Matti, of the controversial film “Oko Iyabo,” the Ethic, Conflict, and Resolution Committee judged them guilty of misconduct.
Although Fabiyi claimed that it is his fundamental human right to use his creative talent to produce films, they said Matti recognized his mistake and expressed sorry for his involvement in the film.
TAMPAN stated that the piece of art is a ‘Cinema Verite,’ and that no one is permitted to use the genuine name(s) of another person(s) in a feature picture.
It is an offense, according to movie industry executives, to use real name(s), tales, and factual occurrences of person(s) without their consent, not to mention a narrative that is derogatory to that individual.
“That the story, plot, topic, title, language, names, and general substance of the film ‘Oko Iyabo’ is a factual presentation that may cause bias because the matter is already in court.”
“His misconducts and unscrupulous behavior have harmed the image and character of our organization. His Co-Director, Mr. Dele Matti, who has showed sorrow and accepted his guilt, is hereby suspended for three months,” the statement said.
All actors in the film have been summoned to testify before the Ethic, Conflict, and Resolution Committee on July 24, 2021.