Nollywood icon Jim Iyke has now revealed that his fight with Uche Maduagwu was a publicity hoax, just as Nigerians suspected. He said that the brawl was staged in order to promote his new film.
After Nigerians questioned his source of income on social media, thespian Chude Jideonwo described how he persuaded them that the much-publicized battle was real in an interview with Chude Jideonwo.
He added that he understood Nigerians’ desire for gossip and bad news, so he wanted to capitalize on it to promote his film, which follows a similar plot.
According to Jim Iyke;
“I am too strategic to jeopardize the success of my film by actually getting into a real fight with Uche Maduagwu. My team came up with the plan and Uche Maduagwu was contacted and paid well for it.”
The actor, who also stated that the social media world is not real, went on to say that his latest film “caught fire” as soon as a scandal erupted.
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