Nollywood controversial actor and producer, Yomi Fabiyi, has come under attack for his new movie, “Oko Iyabo”, which was released on YouTube on July 4, 2021.
The movie is loosely based on Baba Ijesha’s alleged rape saga, his ‘social media trial’ and all the parties involved.
‘Oko Iyabo’ narrates the story of a rape scandal involving, Princess, Baba Ijesha and an underage girl.
The movie opens with a scene where a child actor, who plays Iyabo, tells her classmate that she hopes to become a prostitute when she grows up.
Fabiyi named the characters of the movie after those involved in the rape case including actors Iyabo Ojo, Princess and Olarenwaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha.
The movie, which was directed by Dele Matti, featured several Yoruba movie stars including Antar Laniyan, Lateef Adedimeji, Adewale Elesho and Lola Idije.
Fabiyi had earlier disclosed that he was going to release a film which would give an insight into the circumstances surrounding the alleged rape saga.
Recall that Yomi Fabiyi since the case came up has always been a vocal supporter of Baba Ijesha, who is accused of raping a minor who happened to be the ward of comedienne and actress, Princess.
The movie, has been generating controversy on its storyline as Nigerians took to social media to condemn the actor for making a joke out of a delicate issue.
Youtube has also taken down the movie from its site after Nigerians continuously reported it
Celebrities such as Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo, Adebimpe Oyebade and many more have openly condemned Fabiyi for the movie.
Fabiyi, in his defense said the movie storyline is good and meant to inject right values, correct ills and educate but social media will always take it the wrong way.
The body in charge of the Yoruba film industry association, TAMPAN has also summoned Fabiyi to appear before its association’s Committee on Ethics, Conflict and Resolution.
The copy of the letter signed by its Director of Research and Documentation, Yemi Amodu was shared on Instagram.
In the letter, TAMPAN categorically stated that the movie was against the ethics and virtues the body stands for.