Actors based in Kwara State are at war with their colleague, Femi Adebayo, who was named a Special Adviser on Arts, Culture and Tourism to the Governor.The actors, under the umbrella body of Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Producers’ Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Kwara State Chapter, are annoyed with him for neglecting them since his emergence as a special adviser of the governor.
Their grievance with the actor-turned-political-office-holder are many but the most unbearable of it, they said, was his neglecting the Kwara State actors in the just concluded stage play he put together to commemorate the Children’s Day.
Femi was said to have invited actors from Lagos, where he was practicing his art before his political appointment, only offering the Kwara state actors crowd scene which they found very insulting.
It is said also that since his emergence as adviser to the governor, Femi never deemed it fit to meet with the state chapter of TAMPAN for once. He neither attended any of their meetings nor paied a courtesy visit to their state executives at the state secretariat, even though he is a member of the Lagos State/Oyo State chapter of the association.
His father, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as Oga Bello, is the National Chairman, Board of Trustees of TAMPAN.