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Yomi Fabiyi reacts to suspension by TAMPAN

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Yomi Fabiyi, Nigerian actor, has reacted to his suspension by the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners’ Association (TAMPAN).

TAMPAN had earlier on Friday announced the indefinite suspension of the movie star for “gross professional misconducts & unethical practices”.

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The sanction had come on the back of his recently released movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’ which addressed the allegations of sexual assault against Baba Ijesha, his embattled colleague.

But in an Instagram post, Fabiyi said TAMPAN has no right to suspend him because he was never a member of the body.

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The actor also stressed that he was originally 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 ANTP member, worst case I’ll renew my membership there. I have never obtained or sign any form with TAMPAN or join any GUILD,” he wrote.

“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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Mama Rainbow releases her memoir

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Veteran actress, Idowu Phillips, better known as Mama Rainbow has released her memoir.

The actress has joined the list of celebrities with autobiography.

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Taking to Instagram, the legendary actress announced the launch of her book, The Goldsmiths Daughter. The memoir gives fans a glimpse of the life of the legend.

“Goldsmith daughter you can get it all over the book shops”.

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Iya Rainbow memoir

Iya Rainbow isn’t the only actress with a book to her name.

Laide Bakare was set to drop a new book in response to those questioning her source of wealth following her surprising all-of-a-sudden luxury lifestyle.

Bragging about the new move on her Instagram page, Laide Bakare wrote

“Thank you is Not Enough. But I promise To write A Book About how it All started from Beginning Till Now, And Teach your children how To make Legitimate decisions on Money Making within 6 months. May God make IT A reality.”

Also, former Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Roseline Omokhoa Afije better known as Liquorose had launched her first book in April.

The first runner up of the reality show had joined the writers and authors club with the launch of her book ‘Filter – Look beneath the mark of love’.

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The book launch coincidence with her 27th birthday party which was themed Rose Gatsby party.

Liquorose revealed that this new journey into the world of writing is an emotional phase for her and she hopes the book means something to everyone out there.

She stated that she still finds it hard to believe that the book is now a reality and she had joined the authors club.

Liquorose disclosed that publishing the book had been an overwhelming journey and she never believed she could launch it.

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Yoruba actor Olamilekan Gbatami Ojo is dead

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Yoruba Nollywood actor and movie producer, Olamilekan Gbatami Ojo is dead.

The TAMVAAS award-winning actor, was reported dead on Thursday morning at 7:30am yesterday, November 17th.

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According to reports, Olamilekan Ojo had been battling lung cancer which cost him his lives.

The talented actor has been battling lung cancer for over one year before his demise.

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May his soul rest in peace!!

Yinka Ogundaisi is dead

This year 2022, the Yoruba movie industry has lost many of their owns.

In June, Nollytrailers news reported that popular veteran actor, Yinka Ogundaisi had passed on.

The death of the seasoned actor was confirmed by a statement by Ropo Ewenla in a WhatsApp message to members of the Ibadan Film Circle (IFC), a group the late filmmaker/film marker belonged to.

It reads: “Today, this morning, one phase of history came to an end. Erin ti wo. The elephant rises no more. Yinka Ogundaisi bid this world farewell at dawn. It was Kate Adepegba who dropped the bomb on my lap. I called Uncle Yinka’s number to confirm and rudely, it was so.”

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The veteran actor had been ill for a long time.

Osmond Gbadebo is dead

A month before Yinka Ogundaisi’s death, the Yoruba movie industry had lost one of its own, Osmond Gbadebo.

The actor lost his life to the cold hands of death, on Monday, May 30th.

The sad news was announced by veteran actress, Fausat Balogun who took to her Instagram page to mourn the actor.

Fausat Balogun wrote, “Goodnight osmond”.

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As many pondered on what could have caused his painful death, the late filmmaker’s colleague, Yemi Solade while commenting on a post revealed that Osmond had been battling a terminal ailment for years and he lost the fight.

Yemi Solade wrote: “He battled a terminal ailment for years. Lost the fight. Adieu OSMOND”.

His wake-keep was held on June 3rd 2022, and it was a star-studded event as friends and colleagues of the prolific movie maker were spotted paying their last respect to the deceased while reciting the Service of Song.

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Breaking News: Popular Yoruba actor is dead (Photos)

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A popular Nollywood actor, Sunday Olamilekan Ojo, popularly known as Gbatami is dead.

According to the information reaching Nollytrailers, Gbatami died of lung cancer.

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Ojo was one of Nigeria’s actors that were around for more than three decades in the entertainment industry. Having trained under Otunba Adebayo Salami a.k.a Oga Bello for five years, and graduated in 2004, he was able to carve a niche for himself.

His movie production kicked off barely 24 hours after his graduation; coming out with a movie titled Ojo oro. In quick succession, he had the following movies to his name; Emi nire kan; Wonyosi, Salaye and a host of others with a total count of 14 different interesting movies as at 2019.

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The Ilesa born movie act started acting in1982, with a group in Ibadan.

“We tried to shoot a drama for BCOS television, then the TV Station just came, but unfortunately we could not. I moved on and found myself in Lagos.

“In 1990, I joined another group MASCOTT Troupe, we were doing stage plays, taking it around towns and places in Lagos. The leader of the group later relocated to Port-Harcourt and that’s how my relationship with the group ended.

“In the course of pursuing my passion, while on training as an apprentice, I met another wonderful man that used to take me to national theatre to sell ticket, it was on one of those trips there that I met Arupe. He introduced me to Segun Philips, one of Mama Rainbow’s children and through him I met my boss, Alhaji Adebayo Salami a.k.a Oga Bello.

“I was to spend 2 years with this great man of honour but I ended up spending 5 years,” he once revealed.

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In the course of his stay with Oga Bello, he met Lasun Ray, Murphy Afolabi and Saidi Balogun, who regarded as a great friend, brother and a mentor he looked up to in the industry.

Recounting one of his dark days in the industry, Olalekan Ojo once said, “One of the days I will always remember in my sojourn in the movie industry was the day my car got burnt. People did all they could but no one could stop the fire. While this was going on, I stood perplexed and what people noticed in me was a bright smile on my face. Some thought maybe something was wrong with me, but right inside me I was giving all thanks and adoration to God that I wasn’t stuck in the burning car. That day was the day Mama Awero, Madam Lanre Hassan released her first movie; Aayo Okan.

“I could remember I told God gently, I said I believed this was my challenge in the industry but after this, good testimony is all I crave for, I wouldn’t want any other predicament again in my life. I am happy God has been wonderful to me.”

More updates as we have it.

May his soul rest in peace.

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