The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has ban its directors under its association to desist from engaging Iyabo Ojo’s services as an actress.
Recall that Iyabo Ojo has been one of those on the forefront of those who spoke concerning the sexual assault that involved Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka popularly known as 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.
The group which had earlier admonished its members to avoid acts that bring the association and the industry to disrepute, charged its members to embrace its dispute resolution mechanism rather than go on social media.
However, following flout in the rules by practitioners, TAMPAN in a recent meeting blacklisted Iyabo Ojo, instructing directors under its association to desist from engaging her services as an actress.
“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.
“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.
“If it can’t be handled at that level too, they go to the national executive council. If need be, the board of trustees can come in. We have penalties. Even if the law says you’re free to practice, we can frustrate you out of the industry.” It stated.