Ebun Oloyede to face TAMPAN disciplinary committee over nude video on Tinubu

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Chief Ebun Oloyede, alias Olaiya Igwe

Ace actor, Chief Ebun Oloyede (alias Olaiya Igwe) will soon face the disciplinary committee of Theatre Arts Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria(TAMPAN) over his recent nude video where he invoked the spirits to back All Progresives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Global President of TAMPAN, Otunba Bolaji Amusan alias ‘Latin’  made this disclosure last Thursday at meeting of the  Central Working Committee of the association.  It was the first meeting after the swearing in ceremony of the new executives which held on December 3, 2022.

At the meeting, the Central Working Committee discussed many issues considered very critical to the achievement of the Association’s set target for the next four years. Chief among the matters that came up for deliberation was the need for concerted focus on the growth and development of the Association.

Otunba Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin), President, TAMPAN

While welcoming all the newly elected officials of the Association to the meeting, Otunba Amusan (Mr Latin) congratulated them for emerging as current leaders of the Association in whom the majority of the delegates repose so much confidence. He charged every officer to justify their position by showing competence and commitment.

Otunba Amusan stressed the importance of teamwork and challenged every officer to show interest beyond their own portion of the shared responsibilities so that there would be general commitment and dedication towards the attainment of set goals and no area would be left unattended to.

Each elected National office holder  was given the opportunity to acquaint the Committee with their Workplan for 2023. After each presentation, the Committee members made contributions and gave suggestions aimed towards helping each officers who gave presentation.

One of the issues that came up for discussion was the alleged breach of the moral principles of the Association by a member of the Association’s Board of Fellows, Chief Ebun Oloyede also known as Olaiya Igwe.

The veteran actor was accused of encouraging acts capable of compromising the Association’s core values and acts totally against the norms of the culture which the Association holds dear.

Members of TAMPAN Central Working Committee

It should be recalled that the legendary movie producer and actor was recently shown in a viral video invoking gods and preter-natural entities to support the candidacy and victory of one of the political figures in the upcoming Nigeria’s national election. The said invocation was said to have been done in absolute nudity and considered too obscene for someone in the echelon of leadership in the Association.

While commenting on the issue, Otunba Amusan explained that TAMPAN could not afford to bury its moral principles on a platter of any political affiliation and sentiment. He said if TAMPAN failed to take necessary actions on such issues, just like a door upon its hinges, similar issues would ride on such negligence to put spanner on the wheel of the Association’s progress.

Acknowledging the right of every member to belong to any political party of their choice, Otunba Amusan explained that each member is expected to deployed their sense of creativity with a standard level of decorum. He said each practitioner of the Arts of the theatre and movie-making ought to be conscious that the general interest and good of the society override personal interests.

Chief Ebun Oloyede, alias Olaiya Igwe

TAMPAN President emphasized the need to ensure total sanitization of the Association and ensure members operate within the moral and cultural precepts as enshrined in the Association:s constitution. He said if gold could be allowed to go rust, the fate of ordinary metals would be worse. He concluded that Chief Ebun Oloyede would be made to face a disciplinary committee in spite of his status within the Association and would be eventually dealt with accordingly if found to be guilty of conducting his practice in a way that could subject TAMPAN to public ridicule. This, he said, was to act as deterrence to any member who might already be seeing the viral video as another creative dimension and precedence. He explained that Media and Publicity Directorate remains critical to the overall success of TAMPAN and therefore urged the Directorate to work very hard so as to achieve total rebranding of the Association.

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