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Teen actress Angel Unigwe to sue Kanayo O. Kanayo over allegations

Fast-rising actress, Angel Unigwe have reacted to allegations made by veteran Nollywood actor cum producer Kanayo O. Kanayo.

It would be recalled that Kanayo via his social media, claimed the teen actress breached a contract  for a film production, accusing the teen actress and her mother of allegedly holding movie producers to ransom.

The 62-year-old filmmaker further, threatened to disrupt any future movie productions involving Angel and even to “cancel” her, citing an incident where the teen star was taken off a movie set at 9pm despite the set being contractually scheduled to close at midnight.

In response, Unigwe in a statement by her manager Juliet, on Monday debunked the claims, describing them as “false and scandalous.”

The manager clarified that the actress left the set after fulfilling her duties as per their agreement, which stipulated a wrap-up time of 9pm.

Labeling Kanayo’s statements as ‘’Cyberbullying’’ and ‘’gennder-based oppression’’, Juliet  mentioned that legal actions have been initiated.

She elaborated saying, “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.”

She explained that “Although there were concerns about filming 57 scenes in three days, Kanayo and his director, Ndufreke Matthew, assured them that the schedule would be manageable within the agreed 12-hour shooting days from 9 AM to 9 PM, with no extensions due to Angel’s prior commitments.”

Juliet added that on the final day, the shoot extended by 45-50 minutes, but they did not complain, respecting the understanding they had with Kanayo.

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

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