Nollywood actress, Alice Iyabo Ojo popularly known as “Iyabo Ojo”, has apologised to the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) over her outburst on social media on the ongoing trial of her colleague, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, commonly known as Baba Ijesha for the alleged sexual assult of a minor.
Recall that TheNewsBeam reported that Iyabo Ojo has been one of those on the forefront of those who spoke concerning the sexual assault that involved Baba Ijesha which resulted to multiple social media rows and disagreements among practitioners.
The controversy which ensued resulted in the association’s involvement, in order to protect the group from further division.
Following this on Saturday, 26th June 2021, TAMPAN in a press conference asked its directors to desist from engaging Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing’s services as actresses.
However, on Thursday, 1st July, 2021, Iyabo Ojo took to her verified Instagram page to apologise to TAMPAN.
Sharing a video recording of a live session with the President of TAMPPAN, Mr Latin, the actress wrote:
“I would like to say thank you to @esabodofficialpage. God bless you ma, Agba yin a dale. I so much appreciate you mama & Love you.
“First & foremost, I want to appreciate God almighty, all mercifully, I love you Lord & I thank you for your constant protection, provision and guidance over me & my family. I’m forever grateful.
“I will also want to use this opportunity to say a very BIG thank you to all my darling fans and loved ones for your constant love & support … honestly I’m so overwhelmed & humbled, I will never take it for granted.
“To an able & ever-humble president of Tampan @mrlatin1510 thank you very much, sir. Our big daddies @adebayo.salami @princejidekosoko @realyinkaquadri, on behalf of @nkechiblessingsunday my darling aburo & my humble self, we apologise to you sirs. We’re sorry for getting you upset. You’re our elders & leaders; we respect you, we’re humbled before you, we will forever appreciate you & honour you. It’s all Peace & Love.”(sic)
In the Instagram live chat, Mr Latin said: “If a person has 100 cows in his care and one goes astray, the person will go and look for the stray cow as a good leader. So, I cannot neglect Iyabo, neither can I do the same thing for Nkechi. Where she had offended has been amended.
“As leaders and elders, we have to embrace them more for things to go on peacefully. The improvement of our industry is what is paramount to us.”