Popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has disclosed why he disposed of the idea of getting into Nigerian politics.
According to him, he dumped politics because it felt like that “he was selling his soul”. He made this disclosure during a chat with BBC Igbo.
The Nigerian actor who is a 44-year-old actor disclosed that he dumped the idea of pursuing political ambition when he was asked to compromise on his values.
“I tried doing politics but what I was required to compromise was almost like selling your soul. I’m principled. I decided that there are different positions you can play on a field but the end result is to score goals.
“I decided to play my part, remaining a social critic, tell what needs to be told. It’s my advocacy. The day my people summon me to serve, then I come out. If there’s a jungle on earth, it’s Anambra politics. It’s a different game.
“Everyone wants to lead rather than be led. Everyone has money. At the end of the day, it’s the same circle. I’m not small-minded. I know that if I foray into politics, it’s either it consumes me or I get what I want.
“But I don’t want to be desperate or have a Godfather play me around like a puppet. I don’t want to stain myself,” Jim Iyke added.
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In recent developments, the Legendary Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has recounted how his career nearly got ruined because of his ‘bad behaviour’.
Jim Iyke revealed in an exclusive chat with Sunday Scoop said that in the early stages of his career, he was not schooled on what to expect on how to handle fame and bemoaned that he did a little but too much that earned him bad reputation.
According to him, he could not conduct myself with the best decorum in those days and he indicated it is a big deal when you are gifted with the ability to influence people. READ HERE