Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has begged the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), few days after she was sanctioned by the association.
TAMPAN had on recently ordered its members to desist from engaging with Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing over actions that “bring the association and the industry to disrepute”.
The sanctions followed several social media talks that has to do with Iyabo Ojo and other colleagues in the industry, including Yomi Fabiyi, over the case of Baba Ijesha, who was accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl.
Iyabo Ojo posted on her Instagram page a 10-minute online interview between Esther Aboderin, and Bolaji Amusan, who is the TAMPAN President.
In the video, she apologised to the guild and revered veteran actors. She plea for peace and love to prevail.
“To an able and ever-humble president of TAMPAN, thank you very much, sir. Our big daddies: Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko, and Yinka Quadri,”
“On behalf of Nkechi Blessing, my darling aburo and my humble self, we apologise to you sirs. We’re sorry for getting you upset. You’re our elders and leaders; we respect you, we’re humbled before you, we will forever appreciate you and honour you. It’s all peace and love.”
Reacting, Bolaji Amusan, known as Mr Latin, said that as a leader, he cannot neglect both actresses, noting that whatever they might have done wrong has been forgiven.
“If a person has 100 cows in his care and one goes astray, the person will go and look for the stray cow as a good leader. So, I cannot neglect Iyabo, neither can I do the same thing for Nkechi. Where she had offended has been amended,”
“As leaders and elders, we have to embrace them more for things to go on peacefully. The improvement of our industry is what is paramount to us.”