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I was the Guy that Made 38 Films in a Year – Jim Iyke Speaks on Dead Career



Nollywood actor and reality TV star,
Jim Iyke has spoken about his
relationship with Nadia, his love for
sunglasses, shoes and why he is
done with Nollywood.
Speaking to Punch, the actor reveals
he has about 125 Sunglasses and 200
pairs of footwear. In his own
words, “I have about 125 pairs
of sunglasses. I think I own about
200 pairs of shoes and sneakers and
it is not something to brag about. I
like shoes and I collect them. I get
shoes that are much branded and
are limited edition.
For, me it is not just about making a
fashion statement anymore, it is art.”
On outfits “I am not brand crazy. The
designer labels cost a lot of money
but there is a healthy competition;
which is why I find the fashion
market very interesting. have been to
factories that make goods for Gucci.
These are people working on a
smaller scale and these are the ones
I hire to make my clothes and they
give me what I want. However, I
always buy what I know I would look
good in”.
On why he rarely acts in Nollywood
“When you arrive at the pinnacle of a
career pursuit where else do you go?
I surmounted that apex long in my
prime. I was the guy that made 38
films in a year! I had created the
work-machine image and inevitably
also made myself socially redundant.
I couldn’t glean at the moment of
my decision till late what else that
world had for me. It was a vicious
circle of constant, monotonous
engagement. “Nothing was
challenging anymore. It (Nollywood)
was too easy, too perpetual, having
travelled same circles and faced
same obstacles. I also earned same
bracket, produced and invested in
the same suffocating projects. The
secret of the constantly progressive
individual is the ability to discern
when to shift focus and reinvent
even if it’s temporarily. I took all I
had, the vast contacts I had
gathered, and moved into the world
of business and facilitation”.
On Nadia Buari:
“She (Nadia) is a solid, down-to-earth
woman. I’m a man that translates
variables in ways many people find
incomprehensible. We have
embraced who we are and learnt to
create our own world and
expectations. We have ups and
downs like every other couple. “We
have our strength and weakness as
well. At the end of the day, rumours
of break ups and make-ups ought to
abound. It really doesn’t matter. A
relationship is a continuous work.
Those that give up were perhaps not
committed enough. Those that go in
for the long haul suck up and square
up to the variables life throws at
them. The people that judge harshly
are obviously the ones that live far
from their desired lives. We just live
the best way we know how and leave
the rest to the author and finisher of
all things”.

By George Kaduna
Source: RADAR NG

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