Iyabo Ojo & Nkechi Blessing Sunday apologise to TAMPAN
Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday, two Nollywood actresses, have apologized to the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) for their inappropriate behaviour.
On Saturday, June 26, at a press conference in Lagos, TAMPAN warned its members against working with Iyabo Ojo and another actress, Nkechi Blessing, over their “reckless accusations, abuses and embarrassment” against the association and the movie industry as a whole. Association also suspended Blessing.
Apologising to the committee, Iyabo Ojo wrote
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.
it’s all Peace & Love
While Nkechi Blessing wrote;
The last couple of days has been of mixed feelings, anger, concern, disbelief, shock, and confusion. I did not get why TAMPAN directed their members not to work with me because there is nowhere that I spoke against TAMPAN, respected elders and colleagues who are their members.
The only thing I have done is to speak against the culture of rape, pedophilia attitude and stood against Legemiami who tactically gave support to a man who has been alleged to sexually harass a minor…i will never be friends with those who are friendly towards assault,sexual harassment and molestion of any kind..
I had to speak against this culture because this minor needs to be protected and this is not just about the minor in particular, it’s about the minors all over the world especially minors in the Nigerian space.
For so long a time many people do not see what the big deal is about sexual harassment, rape and assault on women generally and the sickening trend now are those men who seek pleasure in assaulting minors sexually.
No reasonable person should keep quiet upon hearing about the assault of a minor. As much as we should seek the truth, our first reaction should be to protect the minor and perpetuate awareness against sexual assault of minors, that was what I did and I would be more than glad to do that again
I have nothing but love and respect for TAMPAN, its members, and the elders.
I acknowledge the fact that my response to Daddy Jide Kosoko’s threat against my career was disrespectful, for that, I sincerely apologize to him and I say I am sorry Sir.. as I was driven by my emotions but I will never be sorry for standing against rape, sexual assault and molestation of minors.