ANTP Members, Oga Bello, Jide Kosoko and others.
Urgency of a breakaway faction from the Yoruba movie industry, Theatre Arts & Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), may have put the embattled Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners of Nigeria ANTP in the rubbish of history. TAMAPAN, the new association occured on Sunday after about six hours of crucial meetings in Ikorodu area of Lagos, among major stakeholders in the industry, predictably is enjoying the consent of major marketers and distributors in Idumota, leading directors and producers. meeting started,Adebayo Salami and Jide Kosoko, both past Presidents of ANTP, used their veto powers to set up a National Working Committee (NWC) charged with the responsibilities to among other functions, register the newly formed and adopted association with the Corporate Affairs Commission. The list of members in the various state’s and National Working Committees of the yet to be registered association is trending on whatsapp and blackberry. In Lagos State, the following have been appointed -Dele Ayobiojo, Rasaq Aberuagba, Debo Alexandra, Taofeek Azeez, Funmbi Akinduro. OYO STATE: – Rose Odika, Rasak Olayiwola, Jide Akinade, Moses Ogunkola, Jelili Adebayo. OGUN STATE:-Bolaji Amusan, Adesina Adesanya, Yemi Adegunju, Kayode Akindina. Ekiti State :- Jide Fatimehin, Titi Fasunwon, Afon E. Ikole. Ondo State :-Fadekemi Ologbese, Deji Ikuolayole, Muyiwa Olawolu, Sunday Agbaje, Tope Faturoti. Members of the respective states working committees are expected to elect their Chairmen among themsleves. The National Working Committee comprises of the gladiators who have been in the forefront of the clamour for change in the industry. The names on the NWC’s list include Yemi Solade, Ebun Oloyede, Toyosi Adesanya, Ronke Ojo, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Akeem Alimi, Femi Adebayo, Feso Oyewole, Lanre Odeajo. Also approved for appointments as Advisers are the following Adebayo Salami, Jide Kosoko, Yinka Quadri, Lanre Hassan and Adewale Rasaq.