Nollywood actress and CEO of ROK TV, Mary Remmy Njoku, has recounted an incident where a law firm refused to allow her to stand as a guarantor for a relative, thinking she’s not financially sufficient.
According to her, the family member needed a guarantor for her rent, and she went to the lawyer’s office to sign on behalf of the relative, but the lawyer blatantly refused to let her sign even after she showed proof that she is a trustworthy guarantor and contributes to society.
She claimed she spent over 45 minutes trying to convince the lawyer that she could afford to pay the rent, and when he would not give in, she said she called a male colleague, who was then allowed to sign.
She slammed the lawyer for being someone who “lives in a box” and declared that women are now doing big things too.
Taking to her Instagram page, Mary Njoku wrote,
“Dear Women, women are doing big things too!!!
Few weeks ago, a family member needed a guarantor for her rent and I went to the lawyer’s office to sign.
Spent over 45mins trying to convince her I can afford the rent but she didn’t believe me.
“Thought I was an actress whose career has refused to blow. She needed a proof that I am truly the Founder of ROK. Or the CEO of the studio. I Googled my name but she no gree 😢. For her eye I can’t be ME. I be small geh. The Agent and I begged her to do her small research but refused. Told her I will get CEO of IROKOTV to co sign but she said I was calling big big names. She insisted on seeing my business card. I had non. BUSINESS CARD wey dem fit write anything o! 😉😉.
I had to call a male Colleague whose career is ‘stronger’ than mine to help be the guarantor. She was a fan and super happy. I was sad. For her. She lives in a box. An old one. Today, Nollywood is arguably controlled by women. We sign almost all the cheques! But I guess I am too young and too simple to be ME.
I had no entourage. I waited at their reception I was super polite to her. She even asked for the name of my Grandfather’s village.
I was nice. Yet she insisted on being a fool. Sad.”