The new leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), took over from the immediate past President, Dele Odule, a veteran practitioner whose wealth of experience brought the association to limelight.
Other elected officers of the association include: Abiodun Olanrewaju (Deputy President), Fesogboye Oyewole(National General Secretary),Femi Adebayo(Legal Adviser), Odunlade Adekola(Director of Motion Pictures), Adulrasaq Adewale(Director Theater Arts) and Debo Alexander(Business/Organising Secretary)
They also include: Fathia Balogun(National Treasurer), Bamidele Adeoti.(National Financial Secretary), Sola Kosoko(National Auditor), Ayo Oladapo(Assistant General Secretary), Akeem Alimi(Provost Marshal),Funbi Akinduro(Provost Marshal), Toyosi Adesanya(Director of Socials), Adeniyi Adedayo(Director of Socials),Yomi Fash – Lanso(Director of Publicity/Media), Olu Omolade(Ex-Officio), Lati Deinde(Ex-Officio) and Ayo Adesanya(National Rep)
Penpushing further reports that Theater Arts and Motion Picture Producers Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN),a breakaway association has proven to have a clear cut direction with the ideology and aims of the leaders in the association.
The Director of Publicity, Yomi Fash-Lanso while speaking with Penpushing noted that, ’it is no gain saying that the South West film makers started the cinema culture by stepping into film making from traveling theater which took many of the founding fathers to many states in Nigeria and beyond.
‘So many box office film were done in that era: Ajani Ogun, Ija Ominira, Aye, Jaiyesimi, Aropin Nteniyan, Taxi Driver, Omo Orukan, Owo l’agba, Orun M’ooru, Mosebolatan, Ireke Onibudo’, he noted among others
He added. ‘it is with this history laid by the Late Hubert Ogunde, Late Adeyemi Afolayan, Late Duro Ladipo, Late Kola Ogunmola, Late Ray Eyiwunmi, Late Moses Olaiya Adejumo, Late Akin Ogungbe, Late Ayinla Olumegbon, Late Isola Ogunsola, Late Ojo Ladipo, Late Oyin Adejobi, Dr ola Balogun and so many veterans that the National Executives Council under the past leadership of Omooba Dele Odule put in place a yearly Tampan Convention to bring together all members where issues will be debated, competition in stage performance is put in place and agenda for the incoming year is set.”
Penpushing further reports that, the newly elected National President Otunba Bolaji Amusan in his acceptance speech said the association will continue to soar higher with the execution of positive aims and objectives lined up for the association and members.