I rejected Adenuga’s N10m offer for movie role – Actor Chiwetalu Agu

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has revealed that he was offered N10 million to play a role in a movie, but he turned it down.

The movie star said the person who made him the juicy offer is billionaire businessman and telecoms mogul, Mike Adenuga.

Chiwetalu made this known during an interview with media personality, Chude where he also explained that at the time, he was yet to make N1 million but insisted on getting N20 million.

According to the legendary actor, the business magnate later compromised and gave him the N20 million he requested for, after he threatened to walk away.

Agu said; “Chief Mike Adenuga said, ‘what I have for you in this contract is N10 million.’ I have not seen N1 million before when he was pricing me N10 million but I refused. I said, ‘if it’s not N20 million, forget it.’

“He insisted, I insisted. So, I pretend to rise up and said, ‘give me money to go back to Enugu. If there’s any available flight, book it for me let me just quietly go back.’

“They regarded me to now being serious when I rose up. Chief Mike Adenuga said ‘sit down.’ He ordered them to bring documents for signing. They brought and I signed.

“From that moment uhuru dance started. I did it diplomatically in the office. I didn’t want them to know that N20m was a big deal [to me]. But it was the most wonderful thing [to me] at the moment.”

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