Popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, has spoken about his recent viral fight with comedian and fellow actor Uche Maduagwu.
According to Iyke in an interview with journalist Chude Jideonwo he said;
Do I look like the kind of person, just before the introduction of one of the most important works in my entire career go and jeopardise it by myself? No I’m to strategic.”
He noted that he wanted to prove that he could orchestrate anything and everyone will perceive it.
“I understand the people’s mindset, their propensity for gossip and bad news, there’s no how it won’t catch fire.”
Describing the timeline of events before the fight he said “I called the man, we had an understanding, paid very well for it, wrote the script, called Moses in we shot it. I’m about to release the ending for it.”
Taking to Instagram Uche Maduagwu confirmed Iyke’s claims, describing himself as the biggest brand influencer in Nigeria.
“He paid me N3.6 million to promote Bad Comments movie and added N1.2 million after it went viral. I’m not just the most talked-about movie star in Africa. I’m the biggest brand influencer,” Maduagwu wrote.
The actor added, “Jim Iyke is like a big brother to me. He saw potentials in me. Today, Bad Comments movie became the biggest cinema film in 2021 because he saw my brand influencing power and worked with me. Mr. Moses is a great director too. I influence brands to success because I am the most talked-about movie star for Africa.”
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The fight came just before the release of Jim Iyke’s comeback film Bad Comments.
Revealing that he had spent over 20million Naira in the film’s promotion he said “We buried over N20m in the production of that film and people were still viewing it with a certain degree of cynicism. Immediately there was a scandal, it caught fire.”
He also noted that he was sure the stunt would work despite unsureity around him.
“I even called my sister the day before and she said that it will backfire. I said ‘No’. I understand people’s mindsets. They have a propensity for gossip and bad news. There’s no way it would backfire.”
The said fight happened in August 2021, where the two actors were seen shouting aggressively, and they appeared to be getting into a physical altercation until some onlookers separated them.
Watch the full stunt below.