The controversial file ‘Oko Iyabo’ which Nollywood actor Yomi Fabiyi released has been taken off popular streaming platform, YouTube.
The film was published on July 4, 2021 by popular Yoruba film channel, Oleku TV.
News of the movie’s premature exit from public view comes barely 24 hours after clips of the movie sparked outrage with social media users urging people to report the video.
On Monday night, Fabiyi succumbed to pressure and announced that he had urged his partners to pull down the film till the dust settles. In the long-deleted post, the embattled actor argued that the film set out to correct child abuse not encourage it.
The film, however, depicts characters with the real names of people involved in the ongoing sexual assault case against Baba Ijesha including top actress, Iyabo Ojo. The film follows the story of a young girl from a dysfunctional family who dreams of becoming a prostitute.
Fabiyi was also invited by the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) over the controversial film. According to TAMPAN, the invitation is imperative as the film may attract negative public commentary against the association.
He later goes back to his Instagram page where he posted saying, “I have right to write my own story“.
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