Actor and movie producer, Yomi Fabiyi has said whoever is not ready to be trained should not in any guise, be allowed into the movie industry.
The actor stated this recently via his Instagram page, adding that “many desperate ingrates, impatient and uninformed are deceitfully using platforms of established Filmmakers to find their way into the movie industry and are fast becoming a CURSE and a TRAGEDY to the profession.”
He further lamented that when such persons are offered what takes years of practice to get, their benefactors will be their first casualty as ingrates, disrespect and delusion.
“The sad part is they have a handful INSIDERS and SNITCHS who readily give such ingrates some dirty help for whatever reasons. The consequences infect the good pillars of the industry. They seldom amount to anything or last.
“Whoever is NOT ready to be trained should not be allowed in under any guise, the industry must have a DOOR. Social Media to Lead Role will bring the industry more pain than good. All of us guilty of this should accept the blame and avoid repetition. Social Media should be means of contact for any potentials, not a platform to launch filming career.
“Time to be more vigilant,” he added.
Oko Iyabo hits One Million Views
Meanwhile, Fabiyi has expressed excitement that his controversial movie titled ‘Oko Iyabo’ has amassed one million views on YouTube.
The movie sparked controversies on social media with Fabiyi criticized by colleagues for producing a movie on the ongoing alleged child defilement case of Baba Ijesha and going as far as using the real names of the parties involved.
He has also been suspended indefinitely from the Theatre Arts and Motion Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) for the production of such a movie.
He took to his Instagram on Tuesday, to announce that the controversial movie had hit 1million views as he expressed gratitude to fans, views and critics without whom he said such a feat would not have been achieved.
He wrote: “OKO IYABO MOVIE now hit 1,000,000 views!(1 MILLION VIEWS). Thank you FANS VIEWERS and CRITICS, you all made it happen.”