How I rejected Adenuga’s N10m even though I had not seen N1m then – Chiwetalu Agu

Veteran Nollywood actor, Chinwetalu Agu, has narrated how he turned down N10 million offer from popular billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga.

While speaking with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, in an interview, Agu said at the time the N10 million offer was made, he had not earned N1 million on his own, yet he insisted on getting N20 million.

The actor said he was about to leave Adenuga’s office when the business mogul eventually agreed to pay him N20 million for the project. He further described the contract agreement as the “most wonderful thing at that moment”.

He said, “Chief Mike Adenuga said, what I have for you in this contract is N10 million. I had 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 at that moment.”