He is otherwise known as Nollywood bad boy, but Jim Iyke, doesn’t care about what people call him or say about him. According to him, nobody can define his life.
Few weeks ago, his ‘BFF’ (Best Friend Forever), Nadia Buari, put to bed a set of adorable twins and fingers have been pointing at the Anambra State born actor as the father of the babies.
In a recent interview, Jim, stated clearly his kind of relationship with the pretty Ghanaian actress.
“You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you nor do you need a fake prophet to spell it out to you. I am the kind of man that drops hints; I do not have to tell the whole story because it makes you lose your mystic, it makes you lose the strength of your advantage over people. But here I am with my BFF, an incredibly intelligent and beautiful person and I think that is what I need in my life, he said making it known that he is a great friend of the new mother but possibly not the father of her daughters.
Speaking of why his middle name has become ‘controversial’, he quotes John Travolta saying “that this is the worst time to be a celebrity with the advent of social media. What we do right now with all due respect is really beyond Africa. Its not continental anymore, it has a global appeal. I represent the continent to the world. Controversy is something that finds you, you don’t find it, it is a mysterious propensity.
I have a knack for speaking my mind, a knack for doing something completely out of the norm. My philosophies are different, I can’t do the conventional, I can’t be conformed, I don’t go with the band wagon, I cannot be affiliated with a group or persons or philosophy or idealism. I never go to press on my own, the point is it finds me not because I welcome it, but because I exist in an industry where I want to benefit from without allowing the effect of the industry to rub off on me. When little is known about a person that is in the public eye, things will be created in order to fit that gap, and a lot of times they are blown out of proportion.
There are bloggers that know next to nothing about journalism, they are what I like to call the ‘cut and paste journalists’, who pretty much go to your twitter timeline, crop everything on there word for word, then paste it on their blog. Everything is so easy now, and everybody is incredibly lazy, and that is sad. So, these are some of the things that give birth to a great deal of controversy when there is none.
I mean what I have done that seriously is out of context that no one else has ever tried; we are human beings with all our feelings, our mistakes, short comings and weaknesses. That is what makes us unique in who we are.”