Angel Unigwe replies Kanayo O. Kanayo

Angel Unigwe has replied to veteran actor Kanayo O Kanayo, who accused her of breaching their contract together with the help of her mother.

Recall that Kanayo had threatened filmmakers in the country not to invite Angel to their sets if not, he would disrupt the movie production.

The veteran actor and producer accused the mother of the actress of whisking her away from his movie set when she had not fulfilled the contract she signed with him.

He also alleged that Angel and her mother are known in the industry for acting that way, claiming that his action will save Nollywood from the duo.

The allegations were, however, refuted by Angel’s manager, Juliet Kings, who accused Kanayo of slander against the young actress.

She revealed that the agreement the actress signed with her senior colleague was that her role in the production would be completed by 9 pm.

Kings disclosed that Angel left after performing her duty as agreed.

“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 had been taken, the manager called on security agencies to intervene in the matter and guarantee Angel’s safety.