The board of Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) have decided to blacklist Iyabo Ojo and warned producers from working with her.
“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,” the board said, according to Cable NG.
Although they did not specifically say what crime Ojo had committed, they continued in their statement: “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.”
The board had previously sanctioned Nkechi Blessing, who they have now accused of snobbery.
“If you think you’re above the law [of TAMPAN], we can get you out in our way. You can quote me. Nkechi Blessing has been suspended — because she’s not our member. But we will work against her in this industry,” they said. “It’s not for them to sink or die. They are our children. If they behave better tomorrow, we will embrace them.”
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