I Made 38 Films In A Year – Jim Iyke

November 21, 2014 |

In a recent interview with a national daily, popular Nollywood actor Jim Iyke spilled a lot of things about himself. One of them was the reason he no longer appears in Nollywood movies as constantly as he used to.

“When you arrive at the pinnacle of a career, where else do you go? I surmounted that apex long in my prime. I was the guy who 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.”

The Nadia Buhari episode could not be avoided.

“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.

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