Producer of award-winning Nollywood movie, ‘The Boss is Mine’, Okechukwu Oku has sued the management of Silverbird Cinemas, Uyo for breach of exhibition contract.
He is demanding N10 million as damages.
Oku claimed that his lawsuit is based on the failure of the cinema to hold the movie’s screening on the scheduled date, causing him huge loss and embarrassment.
“The screening of the movie was scheduled to hold at the Silverbird Cinema, Uyo in early 2016 but the management of the outfit failed to live up to its bidding,” he said.
He stated that to the chagrin of guests who turned up in large numbers to grace the premiere, the cinema failed to produce the needed electricity to power the cinema.
“I was embarrassed, to say the least. Everybody we expected was present. We were all seated by 3pm, expecting the film to come on when the lights went out. When we approached the management of the cinema, they told us that their generator was faulty. This lingered on till 9pm. By then, the guests had left,” Oku lamented.
He revealed that since then, he has sought the attention of the outfit to settle the issue amicably but to no avail.
‘The Boss is Mine’ is the story of an enterprising young man who comes to a decision to employ a cleaner and a cook in order to ease his fiancée’s return.
A production of Oracle Films, the movie stars the likes of Imeh Bishop Umoh, Mike Godson, Daniella Okeke, Mary Ogbonna, Sapphire Obi, Osita Chukwu and a host of others.
Despite the setback, its lead act, Imeh Umoh recently won the best actor in a comedy at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for his role in the movie.
The actor beat Ayo Makun (A Trip to Jamaica), Bovi Ugboma (It’s Her Day), Blossom Chukwujekwu (Ghana Must Go), Mike Ezuruonye (Brother Jekwu), Okey Uzoeshi (The Life of a Nigerian Couple) and Amechi Muonagor (Meet the In-Laws) to win the award.
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