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How I was paid N200, N5000 for a movie role – Veteran actor Aguba reveals

Nollywood actor, Kenneth Jideofor, popularly known as Aguba, has revealed that he was paid N5,000 for some movie roles.

He also spoke of how he was given N200 to play a role.

The ace actor, who was “homeless” until recently, spoke about his acting career in a recent video.

Aguba said he has acted in a plethora of movies in which the producers allegedly refused to pay him.

According to him, the filmmakers who eventually paid, settle him with as low as N5,000.

Aguba also recalled homovie producer once paid him N200 after he requested his remuneration.

“I’ve acted in so many movies, however, no one paid me. I remember someone came to film me. I told him that he didn’t pay and he gave me N200. I mean he gave me N200, what should I use it for?” Aguba asked.

“He told me to go home and promised to come to pay me my money, N200,000 was what I charged him and he has not paid till now. It’s getting to three months. If anyone asks him, he’ll claim that he has paid me.


“Is it good? I’ve acted in many movies. I acted in ‘Igwe Osuofia’, ‘Aguba’ that people know me for, I acted in ‘Ogbanje’, ‘Returning from America’, ‘Million Money’. I also acted with Pete Edochie.

“I’ve acted in so many movies between Calabar and Owerri. I’ve acted everywhere and I started in 2003. They just suffered me, they can’t pay me. I remember acting in Jos, he carried my money and ask me to come back to Jos to collect my money.

“How can? How much will I spend on the journey before I reach Jos? He kept that one. Many times it happened, they ate my money. They didn’t pay me well. They gave me N5000, they are happy. They think they are paying me.”

Photos of Aguba in a dilapidated building recently surfaced on social media platforms with concerns raised about his wellbeing.

Chibuzor Chinyere, the general overseer of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), however, offered free accommodation and medical treatment to the actor.




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