TAMPAN slams Nkechi Blessing, Kehinde Adams with suspension
The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended two actors, Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Kehinde Adams aka Lege, for fighting on social media.
The two actors have been confronting each other over the recent arrest of their colleague, Baba Ijesha, accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
In a statement signed by actor, Damola Olatunji, made available to us, TAMPAN directed film directors who to desist from working with both actors with immediate effect.
“The attention of the National Body of TAMPAN (Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria) has been drawn to the unruly acts, exchange of detrimental verbal utterances, and other acts that are causing disrespect to the image of the association and our noble profession in general.
“All Guilds under TAMPAN have been directed to henceforth desist from having professional dealings with Sunday Nkechi Blessing and Mr Adams Kehinde (Lege) until further notice. In accordance with the directive from our parent body, Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria, concerning the show of shame currently ongoing between the two practitioners, Sunday Nkechi Blessing and Mr Adams Kehinde on social media, creating a bad image for our noble profession, punitive order becomes imperative to redeem our battered image,” the statement stated.
According to TAMPAN, any filmmaker that went contrary to the directive would be punished.
“In light of the above, it has been decreed that no director from this guild (TAMPAN Guild of Directors) should engage the services of the two actors in whatever guise. To go contrary to this directive is tantamount to running afoul of the law of the parent body, subject to further punitive measures against the lawbreaker! Hope this directive will be wholesomely enforced to the letter.”
Next Rated reality show to debut soon
Plans have been concluded for the debut edition of the Next Rated reality television.
The Project Coordinator of the TV show, Emmanuel Enero, in a statement, said the aim of the show was to create opportunities for emerging young talents in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
He stated that 24 contestants would be selected from four different regions that include Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and other African countries.
Enero said: “Only one winner will emerge, and this winner must be talented. The 24 contestants will be camped in a house for a period of 6 weeks, they will undergo series of tasks in the various entertainment categories, their intellectual and physical strength will be checked, behavioral attitudes will also be checked through their relationship with other housemates, and their tolerance for each other. We expect the atmosphere to be a bit tensed especially in the group tasks.”
Jackie B evicted from BBNaija show
Jackie B has been evicted from the ongoing Big Brother Naija Season Six.
She was nominated for eviction alongside Pere, Saga, Emmanuel, Liquorose, Whitemoney, Sasky and Jaypaul.
Speaking during her last Diary Session, Jackie B said being in the BBNaija House “still feels so surreal – just the fact that I was chosen. It’s just put so much confidence in me.”
“It is what it is,” Saskay replied when Biggie asked about being possibly evicted.
“This week, I’ve been feeling a different rush of emotions. Now, I’m just ready for whatever happens.”
JayPaul evicted from BBNaija show
Big Brother Naija ( BBNaija) Shine Ya Eye housemate, JayPaul, has been evicted from the ongoing season 6 of the reality show.
Recall that seven housemates were put up for possible eviction this week which included Queen, Whitemoney, Liquorose, Saga, Saskay, Jaypaul, and Jackie B.