The leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, has barred directors in the association from working with Nkechi Sunday Blessing and Iyabo Ojo and has threatened to frustrate them out of the industry.
Both actresses have over time taken to social media to openly condemn the conduct of one of them, Baba Ijesha, who was accused of defiling the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. They have clashed with some members of the association who kicked against them openly condemning Baba Ijesha.
Speaking on behalf of member Board of Trustee of the association at a press briefing on Sunday, June 27, veteran actor, Jide Kosoko said despite the fact that Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing are not registered members of TAMPAN, the association would not entertain any form of disrespect by both actresses who tried to drag the association in the mud. Kosoko said the association is aware of the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole, noting that they will not take further insults.
He noted that indeed both actresses are not members of the association but that they can frustrate them out of the industry if they continue to constitute a ‘nuisance’ on social media.
“The attention of the Board of Trustees of TAMPAN and Elders of the Motion Picture Industry, especially of the Yoruba sector, have been drawn to the malicious damages being done to our sector by some unruly individuals that lack any iota of discipline and seeming to feel to be above the law.
As you may be aware, certain unpleasant things have happened lately that has dragged the name of our association, TAMPAN in particular and the industry in general in the mud, which in totality are against what we stand for as individuals and as a group of professionals.
We particularly observe the continuous derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole. Please note that we are not against her stand on the issue of alleged rape