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“I Was Never Your Member” – Yomi Fabiyi Blasts TAMPAN Over Suspension

Popular Nigerian actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has reacted to his suspension by the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN). had earlier reported that TAMPAN on Friday suspended the actor indefinitely for “gross professional misconducts & unethical practices”.

The actor was suspended following his recently released movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’ which addressed the allegations of sexual assault against Baba Ijesha, his embattled colleague.

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Fabiyi in a post on Instagram said the association has no right to suspend him because he was never a member of the body.


He further stated that he is a member of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), which TAMPAN broke away from.

He described the letter addressed to him as “inappropriate and invalid,” adding that he did not at any point formalise his TAMPAN membership.

“I’m originally an ANTP member, worst case I’ll renew my membership there. I have never obtained or sign any form with TAMPAN or join any GUILD.”

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“I was made to pay for registration which I did but no form collected or formal procedure. The letter is inappropriate, not valid for me as a filmmaker.”

“Any reaction if necessary will be on the basis of human rights violation if I so wish to seek judicial redress. You don’t lose what you never had.”



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