The Theatre Arts and Movie Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) recently celebrated two of the finest veteran artistes in Yorubaland, Baba Adebayo Faleti and Chief Moses Olaiya Adejumo a.k.a. Baba Sala.
At the event held at Baba Faleti’s residence in Ibadan, popular Yoruba movie actor and President of the association, Dele Odule said the gesture was aimed imbibing the culture of appreciating the immense contributions of legendary theatre practitioners to the industry during their lifetimes.
Odule added that the formation of TAMPAN was to chart a new course for the Yoruba movie industry and not for self aggrandizement.
“We want the elders to know that we have not pulled out of the defunct association, ANTP, an association they formed, because we are ambitious, but because we want change and also move ahead, “ the actor explained.
Rolling out plans and programmes of TAMPAN for its members, Odule said insurance policy forms part of the benefits members stand to gain. He also noted that the association would ensure that members comply strictly with TAMPAN’s rules by obtaining the license with which they would be identified at film locations.
The TAMPAN boss promised that the association would revive television series and stage productions for the viewing pleasure of lovers of drama. The event also witnessed the presentation of a Toyota Camry car to veteran actor, Tunbosun Odunsi for his role in a movie. The car was courtesy of the marketer of the said movie.