Actor Damola Olatunji has replied to actress Nkechi Blessing’s recent allegation that he, other directors, and TAMPAN members slept with female performers before being permitted to play lead roles.
Many male directors in the Yoruba film industry, according to Nkechi Blessing, will authoritatively urge you to either sleep with them before being cast in a lead role in their films or forget it.
“When I originally heard about the Baba Ijesha case, I didn’t realize it was Comedian Princess until I saw her live video on Instagram where she detailed what happened.
Before then, many people had been tagging Mr Latin, the TAMPAN leader to say and do something but he kept mum, so I spoke out too. and said with my full chest that the industry was useless…I had blocked Damola Olatunji on my WhatsApp, he is a director and i told them all that any director that will not pay me my money before casting me for my roles, i am not doing…..i am not working for fame but money and ..i guess he has personal issues with me cos he is one of such directors…
It wasn’t until the Noise became loud that Mr LATIN released a video to say he couldn’t take action against Baba Ijesha because he is not part of the association…but the real reason they couldn’t talk is because if one of them comes out to talk, all their victims will come out and call them out….that is why they are quiet cos in one way or the other the are guilty, they tell you with their full chest, if you don’t sleep with them you can’t get this lead role”
Responding via his Instagram page moments ago, actor Damola Olatunji stressed that he is proudly a member of TAPMAN and not sorry about it.
“I made this post sometimes ago and am doing it again because it’s ever green to me.
“I have lot of things to talk about but I have realized that “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words” .I’ve also begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you’re crazy.”
My name is Emperor Damola Olatunji. An actor ,movie director and producer. A proud member of TAMPAN and also the chairman TAMPAN GUILD OF DIRECTORS… what about you. Too loaded to be empty, too focused to be distracted, my TAMPAN and I, Sanitize our industry…cc Mr Latin”