In what is tipped to be the Scandal of the Century, Nollywood producer Blessing Egbe has dragged the management of SilverBird Cinemas to court over what she percieves as sharp practises by the Group!
A very pained Blessing said that since screening the movie, she is yet to recieve a single kobo from her investment even though the movie was screened to packed halls in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt for over two months! Not only that, she says she was told the film had stopped screening in all cinemas of 13th of January only for her to discover it was not the case as the film continued to screen well into till February! And she has the evidence to prove it! See below!
In an intimate chat with her, she said 'This movie cost me over 12 million naira to shoot, without counting the cost of hosting the premiere and to be duped like this is not something I will take sitting down! This is money I got from investors ... how will I pay my investors not to mention making a profit when they are behaving like this?'
She has contacted her lawyer and is suing Silverbird to the tune of N500 million naira! Also listed in the suit are Mary Ephraim of OKHMA Global Limited, the distributor that co-ordinated the deal. All efforts to get a response from Silverbird was met with a brick wall! Well, we are waiting to see as this drama unfolds... Popcorn & drinks, anyone?