View Full Version : I expect ban on Yvonne Nelson to be lifted – Abdul Salam Mumuni

20th July 2011, 06:10 AM
Movie producer, Albdul Salam Mumuni CEO of Venus Films, the man whose complaint led to FIPAG slapping actress Yvonne Nelson with a one-year ban says he expects the ban to be lifted, and he even plans to work with her next month.

Last year November the movie producer filed a complaint with FIPAG over what was alleged to be an accumulation of several incidents of disrespect and rudeness on the part of the actress towards fellow actors/actresses, producers and crew on location, adding that the actress has over-stepped boundaries and ought to be brought to book.

Albdul Salam who happens to be a member of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) told Myjoyonline.com in an interview Tuesday that, “From my side I have lifted the ban, even the association (FIPAG) is ready to announce the lifting [of the ban] very soon.”


He further stated that he no longer has issues with the actress after she submitted an apology letter last month. “To me I don’t have any problem with Yvonne Nelson,” he said, adding that “even my next job I'm working with her.”

Socrate Sarfo, Public Relations Officer for FIPAG told Myjoyonline.com Monday that the association met on the issue last week Thursday but did not arrive at any conclusion and wondered how sections of the media were concluding that the ban had been lifted.

But Abdul Salam was quick to rebut that statement, saying “It is official, we are just waiting for the announcement to be made so I’m sure maybe this week or next week they (FIPAG) may announce the lifting.”

He also tried playing down reports that the actress’ ban may be extended, saying “I don’t think so, I am expecting even this week for them to announce the lifting of the ban.”

Insisting that there are no more issues between the association and the actress, the movie producer explained that, “She (Yvonne Nelson) sent a letter to FIPAG and they went through the letter and they said they were ok with it,” sating further that, “when I received the letter, I contacted the association, I said since she has apologized they have to lift the ban.”

However the association has scheduled a meeting today to take a final decision on the ban.

Story by Ernest Dela Aglanu/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana