Actors Union Bars Members From Working With Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing.

Actors Union Bars Members From Working With Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing because of their clash with some members of the group.

The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has prohibited its members from engaging with Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessings.
The two actors have been very loud and had clashes with some members of the association who were strongly against them for openly condemning Baba Ijesha on social media

We recall that Baba Ijesha was arrested and detained by the Lagos state police after he was alleged to have sexually molested a minor at age 7 and 14.

Jide Kosoko Speaking on behalf of member Board of Trustee of the association at a press briefing on Sunday the 27th of June, 2021,  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 openly disgrace the association.

Furthermore, Kosoko said the association is aware of the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole. He stated that they will not take any more insults.

“Our local chapters are disciplined. If you look at the number of practitioners that are misbehaving now, you cannot count ten. We’re about to have some black sheep. As soon as we detect them, we will know what to do,” Kosoko said.

“We have all tiers. We have the local government chapter, in which they have a disciplinary committee, provost.

“If the LG level cannot get it done, they move to the state with the same officers. They can take it to the national level.”

Earlier on, TAMPAN had suspended Nkechi Blessing and Kehinde Adams, two Nollywood actors, over their social media row.

The group subsequently advised its members to avoid acts that can ruin the association and the industries reputation.

TAMPAN also encouraged its members to embrace its dispute resolution mechanism rather than go on social media to openly criticise it.