Nollywood actor Funsho Adeolu has taken to social media to blasts veteran actor Jide Kosoko alongside other stakeholders of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria over threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing in the Nollywood industry.
News earlier reported that the decision follows the condemnation of their colleague, Baba Ijesha, alleged of defiling the foster daughter of Nigerian comedienne, Princess.
Nkechi Blessing and Iyabo Ojo also clashed with some TAMPAN members, such as Yomi Fabiyi, Lege Maimi, who kicked against them for openly condemning Baba Ijesha.
However, veteran actor Jide Kosoko during a press briefing over the weekend, said the association frowned at the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing against the Association and the industry as a whole.
It also barred directors in the association from working with the two Nollywood stars.
Reacting, Funsho Adeolu in a post shared on Instagram said he’s ashamed of the leadership of the association adding the do not have the interest of their members at heart.
He wrote: My face is covered, not because of covid but in shame on behalf of those who call themselves leaders of local association and do not have the interest of members at heart. God is watching o
Actress, Nkechi Blessing has taken to Instagram to place a huge curse on veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, following her Suspension from Nollywood.
This comes after Jide Kosoko disclosed during a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, June 26 that Nkechi Blessing and Iyabo Ojo are not members of Tampan and as such cannot be suspended. However, if as practitioners they engage in activities that drag the name of the union to mud, the union will work against them.
According to Nkechi, Jide Kosoko should tell the public her offence and why he has the right to suspend her from Nollywood.
Speaking further, the 32-year old said that Kosoko threatened her life by saying he will work against her.
She however mentioned that God will work against the veteran;s generation and he will be disgraced.
Read what she said below
“Mr Jide Kosoko just made a public threat to my life… sir i hope you are ready for what you started… you will work agaisnt me? On what offense? You will explain to the world hen i get una time for now 120 million on my mind
Coming from a Father? Hmmmmmm. You will work against me? My God will work against your entire generation yet unborn.. Only if you can come out and tell the world what my offence is..you are suspending someone that is not your member? No be Juju be that? This video is trending and has ur voice on it..Let me watch you try if GOD no disgrace you call me Bastard!”
Veteran actor Jide Kosoko clears air on frustrating Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing out of the industry.
He has taken to social media to clarify the issues regarding the suspension of Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing from the association of moviemakers (TAMPAN) which occurred during a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, June 26.
Iyabo Ojo has on behalf of herself and Nkechi Blessing Sunday, tendered an apology to the leadership of TAMPAN. This comes days after the association barred directors from working with them over their social media clash with some of their colleagues.
In a post shared on her IG page, Iyabo wrote
”I would like to say thank you to @esabodofficialpage
God bless you ma, Agba yin a dale I so much appreciate you mama & Love you.
First & foremost I want to appreciate God almighty, all mercifully, i love you Lord & I thank you for your constant protection, provision and guidance over me & my family. I’m forever grateful.
I will also want to use this opportunity to say a very BIG thank you to all my darling fans and loved ones for your constant love & support … honestly I’m so overwhelmed & humbled, I will never take it for granted.
To an able & ever humble president of Tampan @mrlatin1510 thank you very much sir.
Our big daddies @adebayo.salami @princejidekosoko @realyinkaquadri on behalf of @nkechiblessingsunday my darling aburo & my humble self, we apologise to you sirs we’re sorry for getting you upset, you’re our elders & leaders, we respect you, we’re humbled before you, we will forever appreciate you & honour you
The association, during a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, June 26 said it would not entertain any form of disrespect by both actresses who tried to drag the association in the mud.
Speaking at the briefing, member board of trustee, Prince Jide Kosoko said the association is aware of the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole noting that will not take further insults.
“The attention of the Board of Trustees of TAMPAN and Elders of the Motion Picture Industry, especially of the Yoruba sector, have been drawn to the malicious damages being done to our sector by some unruly individuals that lack any iota of discipline and seeming to feel to be above the law.
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.
Unfortunately, Nkechi Blessing has also joined in the Ignoble tirades against the Association and by extension, the industry and we say enough is enough! “As pioneers of this noble industry.
“As pioneers of this noble industry. If we fold our arms and allow the continuous blackmail that send negative signals across the world to go unchecked, the current situation that had impugned on our integrity will continue to grow to the detriment of humble practitioners, whose only source of livelihood is the practice of indigenous language movies (promoting Language to preserve culture).”
Going further, Kosoko noted that while the actresses have decided to act in a mannerless way, it would remind them of their humble beginnings when they started their career in the same industry.
“As TAMPAN members and elders of the industry in the Yoruba genre, we dare say to both Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing and others of their likes, that if you people think whatever visibility you have achieved today is not through the Yoruba sector of the Nigerian motion picture industry, you should, at least realise that the industry gave you the enabling environment for whatever you may have become today. “Without the platform God gave
Without the platform God gave you and many others of your likes through us to climb up the ladder and express your creativity, you may not be this visible today. Though, we keep thanking God for what you have become, because it is a testament to the efficacy of our industry and the platform we all belong to, we nevertheless say enough of this new culture of insults, derogatory comments and name calling! “When we were building the Industry, we never thought a time like this will come when those we trained will jettison the culture of respect. Our sector in the Nigeria motion picture industry is built on the Yoruba culture of respect and reference for those ahead of you and that has to be strictly adhered to, because that’s who we are.
“It is our desire that everyone continue to pursue their respective programs without necessarily blackmailing others, as we pray that we will not get into a situation where we are forced to take to Legal means to defend our integrity. “And for those who have said or thinking of saying to hell with the Yoruba sector of the Nigeria motion picture industry, please kindly take note that the entire Nollywood is one, even as some of us here are active players across board. An offense against one is an offense against others, as we will get other associations involved in tackling any further infringement on our rules and shared values. None of these infringements will henceforth go without repercussions.”