It’s to Correct Vices in the Society: Yomi Fabiyi Reacts to Backlash for Making Movie on Baba Ijesha Saga

It’s to Correct Vices in the Society: Yomi Fabiyi Reacts to Backlash for Making Movie on Baba Ijesha Saga

  • Popular actor and filmmaker, Yomi Fabiyi, has caused a massive stir on social media following the release of his controversial movie Oko Iyabo
  • The actor re-enacted the case of alleged assault against the embattled actor, Baba Ijesha, and even used real names for the movie characters
  • Fabiyi took to his Instagram story to react and maintains that the movie was done in goodwill and not the narrative people are pushing

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Controversial Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has been mercilessly dragged on social media for his newly released movie, Oko Iyabo.

Situations in the ongoing case of alleged assault against Baba Ijesha were re-enacted in the movie and Nigerians have called for it to be pulled off the streaming platform.

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Yomi Fabiyi reacts to online dragging
Yomi Fabiyi says people should not push negative narratives Photo credit: @realyomifabiyi/@princesscomedian/@iyaboojofespris/@babaijesha
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A short clip from the film made the rounds online and the actors were seen displaying what had allegedly happened between Baba Ijesha and the young girl. In the film, they were portrayed as lovers.

Fabiyi took to his Instagram story channel to explain why he did the movie and noted that he will never downplay issues concerning children.

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Marketing strategy

The actor definitely knew the outrage his movie would cause and it seemed that was the marketing strategy he had in mind.

Fabiyi called on people dropping curses, abuses and threats over his beautiful movie to keep doing so on their pages because they can not access his.

Correcting human rights abuse

Speaking further, the filmmaker disclosed that he has asked that the movie be placed on private view on Youtube for the sake of peace.

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Explaining the motive behind Oko Iyabo movie, Fabiyi said the aim is to correct child abuse, assault and other vices in society as well to show that he is not what people claim he is.

The filmmaker urged people not to rush on any negative narrative because he will never downplay real issues that concern children.

He also cautioned people to stop using the opportunity to drag him.

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Yomin Fabiyi speaks on movie
Yomi Fabiyi sees nothing wrong in his Oko Iyabo movie Photo credit: @realyomifabiyi
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Mercy Aigbe blasts Yomi Fabiyi

Popular Nigerian movie star, Mercy Aigbe, reacted with displeasure to her colleague, Yomi Fabiyi’s new movie about the Baba Ijesha assault case.

Taking to her Instagram page, Aigbe made sure to lambaste her colleague for his controversial movie titled Oko Iyabo.

The obviously upset actress revealed that she had called the actor on phone and made it known that he was a disgrace.

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