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Angel Unigwe’s team responds to Kanayo’s allegations

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Angel Unigwe’s team responds to Kanayo’s allegations

Teen actress Angel Unigwe’s team has responded to the claims of veteran actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo accusing Angel of professional misconduct

Angel Unigwe’s team responds to Kanayo’s allegations
Angel Unigwe’s team responds to Kanayo’s allegations

Kanayo had threatened to disrupt her future projects amid claims that she breached her contract with him.

However, Unigwe’s manager, Chief Juliet Kings, fired back with a strongly worded statement denying the allegations and providing a detailed account of the events surrounding the film project in question.

Kings dismissed Kanayo’s allegations as “false, unfounded, and slanderous” and called for professionalism from the actor.

“It therefore came as a rude shock to learn of and, more importantly, watch and listen to the false, unfounded and slanderous statements attributed to Mr Kanayo in the video in question, calling into question our professional ethics and, more importantly, threatening the very safety and right to dignity of Miss Unigwe, by threatening to disrupt and cause chaos at any set where she intends to work.

“These statements and threats, disseminated via video and social media platforms, are tantamount to an attempt at cyberbullying, they are entirely unfounded and have caused significant emotional distress to Angel and I”, the statement partly reads.

According to Kings, Unigwe participated in the project under clear and agreed terms, including a daily wrap time of 9pm and despite concerns about the feasibility of filming 57 scenes in three days, they proceeded based on assurances from Kanayo and the director.

“As a background to the events that led to this, 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 fifty-seven (57) scenes in three (3) days, we proceeded based on the assurances we received from Mr Kanayo O. Kanayo and his director, in person of Ndifreke Matthew, that the three days period will be sufficient for shooting and 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,” Kings stated.

Unigwe’s manager also stated after working for an extra 45 to 50 minutes above the agreed hours, they left the location.

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

The manager has also highlighted the incident as an example of gender-based oppression in the industry.

“This situation highlights a broader issue of gender-based oppression, as we have been subjected to derogatory and defamatory remarks simply because we stood our ground and insisted on compliance with the terms of the agreement all parties had freely entered into.

“It is disheartening to see such behaviour in an industry that should be built on mutual respect and professionalism and even more shocking from an individual who we hold in high esteem and is considered a veteran of the industry,” he stated.

 

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