The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association (TAMPAN) has suspended Yomi Fabiyi over his new movie, ‘Oko Iyabo’.
The body made the announcement in a statement on Friday titled, ‘TAMPAN suspends Yomi Fabiyi indefinitely for gross professional misconducts & unethical practices.’
TAMPABN said having listened to the detailed defense of Fabiyi, the Producer/Director of the controversial film ‘Oko Iyabo’ and his co-Director, Dele Matti, the Ethic, Conflict and Resolution Committee found them guilty of misconduct.
They said although Fabiyi insisted that it is his fundamental human right to use his creative talent to produce films, Matti admitted his fault and regretted his involvement in the film.
TAMPAN said the work of art is a ‘Cinema Verite’, and that no one is allowed to use real name(s) of other person (s) in a feature film.
The movie industry leaders said it is an offence to use real name(s), stories, and factual events of person(s) without their consent not to talk of a plot that is denigrating to that person.
“That the story, plot, theme, title, dialogue, names and general content of the film ‘Oko Iyabo’ is a factual presentation that may give rise to prejudice since the matter is already In court.
“His misconducts and unethical practices have impacted negatively on the image and reputation of our association. His Co-Director Mr. Dele Matti having shown remorse and admitted his guilt is hereby suspended for 3month”, it read.
All those who acted in the film have been summoned to appear before the Ethic, Conflict & Resolution Committee on July 24, 2021.