Jim Iyke, one in all Nollywood’s hottest actors, has revealed that his face-off with fellow actor Uche Maduagwu was orchestrated to advertise his film, Bad Comments.
Iyke had in August 2021 beat Maduagwu up for questioning his supply of wealth. The video of the stunt had gone viral at the moment.
In an interview with Chude Jideonwo revealed on Wednesday, Iyke famous that the beating was staged.
“It was orchestrated, I can say it now. I’ve given you two scripts. Do I appear like the sort of individual that just before the introduction of one of the vital important works in my total profession would go and jeopardize it with that? No, I’m too strategic,” Jim Iyke stated.
Revealing the explanation for pulling such a stunt, he stated, “I needed to inform them to color the image of what it was like within the social media ecosystem. I can orchestrate something and you’ll understand it. It’s about notion.”
Iyke additionally famous that he paid Maduagwu they usually had an settlement.
He stated, “I referred to as the person, we had an understanding, I paid very effectively for it, rolled out the script, referred to as Moses in, we shot it and we’re about to launch the ending of it. I’m not silly. I’ll by no means make that sort of mistake.”
Noting the impact of the stunt on his film, Jim Iyke stated, “We buried over N20m within the promotion of that movie and folks have been nonetheless viewing it with a sure diploma of cynicism. Instantly there was a scandal, it caught fireplace.”