Dele Odule elected president of breakaway TAMPPAN

Dele Odule and Mr Latin
Dele Odule (left) and Mr Latin

Nollywood veteran, Dele Odule, was on Saturday in Ibadan elected president of the Theatre Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPPAN), a faction which broke away from the umbrella group of Yoruba actors Association of Theatre Arts Practitioners of Nigeria (ANTP) early in 2014.

Also elected were Antar Laniyan – deputy president; Fathia (Balogun) Williams – director, social activities; Abbey Lanre – director, motion pictures, and Bolaji Amusan (Mr Latin) – director business and organizing.

Also on the list are Yomi Fash Lanso – director, public relations, media affairs and research; Dike Lambert – provost marshal; Bamidele Adeoti, financial Secretary, and Ayo Olabiyi, national secretary.

The key driver’s of TAMPPAN at its formation in February were Adebayo ‘Oga Bello’ Salami and Prince Jide Kosoko, two former presidents of ANTP, and Odule, who fought a bitter battle with Comrade Victor Ashaolu over the leadership of ANTP.

TAMPPAN was formed when a High Court in Oyo State declared Asaholu authentic leader of the troubled association.