Veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu has revealed how he declined a tempting N10 million offer to take on a movie role from billionaire business mogul, Mike Adenuga.
During a recent conversation with media personality Chude Jideonwo, the actor revealed that he had not made N1 million at the time, but he stood his ground and insisted on getting N20 million instead.
Chiwetalu Agu said he managed to persuade Mike Adenuga to pay N20 million by adopting a strategy where he acted uninterested in the deal and even threaned to walk away.
He 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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KanyiDaily recalls that Chiwetalu Agu recently expressed displeasure over the lack of integrity and morality by some entertainers whom he said allow money to sway their opinions