In a remarkable event filled with stars and luminaries of the Nigerian movie industry, the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPN) launched the TAMPN Welfare Foundation.
The foundation’s primary aim is to provide support and assistance to the welfare od celebrities in the Nigerian movie industry during times of need.
The grand launch event, held in Lagos, witnessed the presence of esteemed actors and actresses, with veteran actor Pa. Olatunbosun, legendary actress Iya Awero, others veteran actors and actresses gracing the occasion as guests of honor.
The TAMPN Welfare Foundation seeks to address the various challenges faced by actors, actresses, and other professionals in the Nigerian movie industry. These challenges can include health issues, financial difficulties, and other life crises that may affect their livelihood and overall wellbeing.
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Why we won’t help some ailing actors – TAMPAN President, Mr Latin
President of the Theatre Arts and Movies Production Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr. Latin has revealed why the group won’t help some ailing actors in the movie industry.
Revealing that the association has spent more than N10 million on health issues facing actors, Mr Latin stated that it is always ready to help.
Speaking during his recent interview on 32FM in Ibadan, Mr Latin claimed that the association is unable to assist some of their ailing members because they are inactive.
He explained that these ailing actors are most of the time out of shame, and don’t ask TAMPAN for help but rather go on the internet, radio or television to seek help because they know they were not active members, hence the group was unable to assist them.
“We always come to the aid of all active members. Since I became the TAMPAN President, we have spent more than N10 million on the actors’ health challenges.
“The ones you see going on radio or TV to beg for money are not active members of the association.”