After Dele Odule (@deleodule_) finished his four year tenure as the president of the Theatre and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Bolaji Amusan (@mrlatin1510), popularly known as Mr. Latin, has been given the mandate to lead the association.
It is yet unclear why Odule refused tenure elongation but there were indications that such decision was frowned at by some big wigs within the association.
The position was also contested by the popular actor, Yemi Solade, who allegedly founded the association. When asked about his chances before the election in an interview, Yemi replied, “Let me confirm to you that I am going to contest for the position of the president of TAMPAN. I am the one, who founded the association and I could have run for the position of president in the first year, but I conceded to Dele because I felt he could do a good job. I have been an actor for 41 years and I have what it takes to lead TAMPAN.”
However, Dele Odule disregarded claims he was threatened and claimed that he was proud of his achievements in the office and decided to move on to something bigger.
Bolaji Amusan, born October 15, 1966 at Gbongan, the headquarter of Aiyedaade Local Government Area of Osun State southwestern Nigeria, is a comic actor, filmmaker, director and producer.
He began acting in 1988 and featured in a movie titled 50-50, produced in 1992 by the late Akin Ogungbe and joined ANTP in 1989.
He was formerly the Director, Organization and Business in the professional association.