Yomi Fabiyi, an actor, has stated that his controversial film, Oko Iyabo, was not banned.
Fabiyi used a storyline referencing Baba Ijesha’s rape saga in his new film ‘Oko Iyabo.’
Fabiyi, who claimed he stole the film from YouTube, claimed he used Iyabo Ojo and Princess’ real names because they mentioned his name in their videos, which is legal in movies.
The actor, who was chastised for releasing the film, admitted that it is about him and ‘Iyabo.’
He emphasized that he has a right to tell his own story, and that he has never belittled the victim or any girl child.
He explained that Nigerians ‘twisted’ the film in order to elicit public reactions.
Fabiyi wrote on Instagram, ”Iyabo Ojo has done many videos mentioning my full names and the videos were published in YouTube, IGTV etc. simply because I stand for human rights, so also princess mentioned my real name.
”They called me pedophile and rape apologist for standing by what is right. So sentiment on use of real names . It is allowed in movie making
”I hand you all to your consciences and God.No amount of all these can pull me down.
”AND NOBODY BANNED MY MOVIE. We private it deliberately just to give room for calm. At some point OKO IYABO MOVIE will be released on DVD, YouTube and others. You can’t abort an already born baby.
”Censor’s board will rate OKO IYABO when I apply and everybody will enjoy the movie soon because it is about two young actors, Yomi & Iyabo fighting on a case from different angle and personalities.
”The movie has enough message.”