Nollywood film association, Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN) has decried reactions of both Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing, over the alleged defilement case of Baba Ijesha.
The association, in a press briefing in Lagos on last Saturday said, “it would not entertain any form of disrespect by both actresses who tried to drag the association in the mud”.
One of the member board of trustee, Prince Jide Kosoko mentioned that the association is aware of the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the movie industry as a whole; noting that TAMPPAN will not permit actions.
Jide Kosoko said:
“As you may be aware, certain unpleasant things have happened lately that has dragged the name of our association, TAMPAN in particular and the industry in general in the mud, which in totality are against what we stand for as individuals and as a group of professionals.
“We particularly observe the continuous derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole.”
“Please note that we are not against her stand on the issue of alleged rape or sexual assault as the case maybe, which the Association and individuals have equally condemned at one time or the other, as we believe only a person without conscience will support rape or sexual assault in any form. However, Iyabo Ojo’s reckless accusations, abuses and embarrassment of our sector is also totally condemned
Meanwhile, Nkechi Blessing has also joined in the “derogative” action against the Association and by that, the TAMPPAN as said it will not entertain such any further.