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Angel Unigwe to take Kanayo O Kanayo to court over contract breach accusation



Angel Unigwe to take Kanayo O Kanayo to court over contract breach accusation

Popular Nollywood actress, Angel Unigwe has debunked the claim by the veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O Kanayo that she breached their contract together.

TopNaija gathered that Kanayo, on June 21, accused the actress of breaching the contract she signed with him for a production she got hired for.

He also stated that Unigwe’s mum is known for breaching acting contracts by prematurely taking her daughter away from sets.

In a rant, an enraged Kanayo threatened to cause any movie production including the Unigwe to be disrupted.

He mentioned a scene in which the teenage girl was hauled away at 9 p.m. when the set was supposed to end at midnight under contract.

Kanayo stated he chose to “save and protect” Nigeria’s film sector by interfering with films including Unigwe.

But in a statement, Unigwe’s manager Juliet Kings stated Kanayo’s claims of contract breach are “false and slanderous”.

The manager added that the actress left the scene after carrying out her obligation since her contract with the director called for a 9 pm wrap-up.

“First, we wish to state categorically and for the public record that, as professionals, we hold sacred the terms of any contract we enter into and we are fully committed to performing all lawful obligations required of us under such contracts and as such,” the manager said.

“We vehemently deny the false accusations and slanderous statements contained in Mr. Kanayo’s video. We want to assure the public that we have done no such thing and are deeply hurt by these unfounded allegations.

“Between the 17th of June 2024 and the 19th of June 2024, Miss Unigwe participated in a film project under clear and agreed terms, most important of all being a daily wrap time of 9 pm.

“Despite our concerns about the feasibility of filming 57 scenes in 3 days, we proceeded based on the assurances we received from [him] and his director Ndifreke Matthew that the three-day period would be sufficient for shooting.

“[We agreed] that the talent’s shooting time of 12 hours starting from 9 am to 9 pm is acceptable to them. Moreso, there will be no extension considering her prior engagement.

“On the final day, despite the agreed terms regarding the wrap-up time of 9 pm, we accommodated an additional 45-50 minutes of filming beyond the agreed time out of the spirit of goodwill and understanding that had existed between us, Mr. Kanayo, and the film director.

“Upon completion of the shoot, we left the location without protest from the director or the production manager Cosmos Nwaihe, having performed our obligations.”

Kings said Kanayo’s claims amount to “cyberbullying” and “gender-based oppression” that have caused the actress “emotional distress”.

Stating that legal action has been taken, the manager called on security agencies to intervene in the matter and guarantee Unigwe’s safety.


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